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The Economist

Babbage: The shot of the century

Dodany: 3 sierpnia 2021

The discovery of insulin was a breakthrough in medicine, allowing millions of people to live with diabetes. Host Kenneth Cukier investigates how this life-changing innovation happened. Yet today...

Block off the old chips? Nvidia’s fraught merger

Dodany: 3 sierpnia 2021

The semiconductor giant wants to acquire ARM—a British firm that is more complement than competitor—but regulators may balk. We look at what’s at stake in chips. Something is changing in Americans’...

No-sanctuary cities: the Taliban’s latest surge

Dodany: 2 sierpnia 2021

Sweeping rural gains made as American forces have slipped out are now giving way to bids for urban areas; an enormous, symbolic victory for the insurgents looms. Singapore has enjoyed relative...

Editor’s Picks: August 2nd 2021

Dodany: 2 sierpnia 2021

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: growth in emerging markets, Tunisia faces a constitutional crisis (9:53) and dry bars of...

Checks and Balance: Vax wielding

Dodany: 30 lipca 2021

Since Joe Biden declared a “return to normal” on July 4th, the covid-19 Delta variant has knocked America’s pandemic recovery off course. Why are so many Americans still unvaccinated and can they...

Neither borrower nor renter be: America’s coming foreclosures

Dodany: 30 lipca 2021

America’s pandemic-driven measures granting relief on mortgages and rent arrears will soon expire, and millions of people are in danger of losing their homes. The Netherlands’ history of slavery is...

The Economist Asks: Eric Berkowitz

Dodany: 29 lipca 2021

Where is the difference between moderation and censorship on tech platforms? Anne McElvoy asks the author of “Dangerous Ideas" whether social media giants were right to ban Donald Trump and if...

Good news, ad news: Facebook’s big bucks and bets

Dodany: 29 lipca 2021

The social-media behemoth revealed huge profits and stressed even bigger plans: to become an e-commerce giant and a hub for digital creators, and to pioneer something called the “metaverse”. After...

Money Talks: Robinhood and the merry mob

Dodany: 28 lipca 2021

The trading app brought retail investing to the public—now it is going public via its retail investors. Our Wall Street correspondent reports from inside its unusual IPO. Plus, as food prices soar,...

Borderline disorder: the UN’s refugee treaty at 70

Dodany: 28 lipca 2021

An international convention devised after the second world war is ill-suited to the refugee crises of today—and countries are increasingly unwilling to meet their obligations. Vancouver’s proposed...

Babbage: Protein power

Dodany: 27 lipca 2021

Google’s DeepMind has developed an artificial-intelligence system that can predict the three-dimensional shape of proteins. How will this monumental step-change for biology be used? Also, a new...

Alight in Tunisia: a democracy in crisis

Dodany: 27 lipca 2021

The president has sacked the prime minister and suspended parliament. It is clear that the country needed a shake-up in its hidebound politics—but is this the right way? A sprawling trial starting...

The World Ahead: Let food be your medicine

Dodany: 26 lipca 2021

As scientists learn more about the gut microbiome, what role could personalised nutrition play in the future of health care? We imagine a scenario where biohackers injected themselves with mRNA,...

The blonde leading: Britain’s two years under Boris Johnson

Dodany: 26 lipca 2021

As the country tests a bold reopening strategy in the face of the Delta variant, our political editor charitably characterises the prime minister’s tenure as a mixed bag. Hong Kong’s...

Editor’s Picks: July 26th 2021

Dodany: 26 lipca 2021

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: adapting to climate change, academic freedom in Hong Kong (09:23), and monkey business (16:01) ...

Checks and Balance: Cuba libre?

Dodany: 23 lipca 2021

The Biden administration has announced new sanctions against Cuba, as the communist regime cracks down on the biggest protests in decades. How might the president's pledge to support democracy...

A dangerous games? A muted start to the Olympics

Dodany: 23 lipca 2021

Tokyo is under a state of emergency; covid-19 cases are piling up. But for Japan, a super-spreader event is just one of the potential costs of this year’s games. We ask why Britain’s government has...

The Economist Asks: Michael Johnson

Dodany: 22 lipca 2021

Are today’s sporting competitions fair? The four-time Olympic champion sprinter tells Anne McElvoy why he handed back his gold medal after discovering his team-mate's use of performance-enhancing...

Three-degree burn: the warmer world that awaits

Dodany: 22 lipca 2021

It seems ever more certain that global temperatures will sail past limits set in the Paris Agreement. We examine what a world warmed by 3°C would—or will—look like. Our correspondent speaks with...

Money Talks: Uncertainty principles

Dodany: 21 lipca 2021

Financial markets are rattled by fears about the rapidly spreading Delta variant of covid-19. But another threat also looms: can the economic recovery survive the end of emergency stimulus? Plus,...