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Animal minds
Animals think, therefore…
The inner lives of animals are hard to study. But there is evidence that they may be a lot richer than science once thought
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The unquiet past
Seven decades on from the defeat of Japan, memories of war still divide East Asia
Manhood
Men adrift
Badly educated men in rich countries have not adapted well to trade, technology or feminism
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