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Spam, scam, scam, scam
New technology has enabled cyber-crime on an industrial scale
A decentralised dark economy makes cyber-crooks more effective and harder to catch
The Zoom where it happens
Diplomacy has changed more than most professions during the pandemic
Covid-19 has hastened the arrival of hybrid diplomacy, a blend of the physical and digital
The men in green
The West’s armies are getting more serious about climate change
They are beginning to realise how much they are part of the problem
Women in war
Female soldiers are changing how armed forces work
But there is still a long way to go
India Inc
India has proved to be a popular—and clever—investor in poor countries
It cannot match China’s heft in foreign investment, but offers lessons for other investors
Here’s looking at me
Covid-19 is fuelling a Zoom-boom in cosmetic surgery
Depressed by your appearance on video calls? Men and women alike are splashing out on face-lifts, lip-plumping and more
Virtual insanity
Love them or hate them, virtual meetings are here to stay
New research shows the costs and benefits of remote work
Tardius, Inferior, Infirmior
When brawn and technology ruin the spectacle of sports
Golf and tennis seek to restrain the march of tech. Athletics and swimming want more of it
Spreading the needle
Almost one billion doses of covid-19 vaccines have been produced
The world is working out how to share them
Banged up
Brain injuries are startlingly common among those who have committed crimes
Preventing them could lower crime rates
Blue-helmet blues
UN peacekeeping is hamstrung by national rules for its troops
Despite reforms, a system that too often values soldiers’ safety over civilian lives may get worse
It might seem crazy
The pandemic has changed the shape of global happiness
The old have become happier and the young more miserable
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