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Red planet—China’s Mars landing shows off its growing capabilities in space
Our podcast on the science and technology making the news. Also this week: the challenge of recycling electric vehicles, and the legacy of Victorian pollution in England
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“It would take absolutely everything from all countries in the world, starting now”—net zero emissions
Also on the daily podcast: Somaliland’s success story, and how to break the Nasdaq
The Jab
How many have really died in the pandemic?
Our weekly podcast at the sharp end of the global vaccination race
The Intelligence
“All the vaccine we hope to produce towards the end of this year might not happen”—vaccine supply
Also on the daily podcast: India’s covid catastrophe and Britain’s struggling museums
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The true course of covid-19, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict spirals and musical plagiarism
A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist
Checks and Balance
Is America properly protected from cyber attack?
Our weekly podcast on democracy in America
Checks and Balance
“Checks and Balance”—our weekly podcast on American politics
A global view on democracy in America
The Intelligence
“You have Israeli leaders warning of civil war”—Jewish-Arab violence
Also on the daily podcast: the return of inflation, and pineapple on pizza
The Economist Asks: Emily Mortimer
How has the pursuit of love changed?
We ask Emily Mortimer, the British actress, screenwriter and director of the television adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s novel “The Pursuit of Love”
The Intelligence
“Donald Trump still retains tremendous control of the Republican Party”—Liz Cheney’s sacking
Also on the daily podcast: Denmark’s unwelcome refugees, and the fashion for friendlier fonts
Money Talks
Does the world still need banks?
Our podcast on markets, the economy and business. This week: as technology upends payments, money management and even currencies—can banks adapt to survive?
The Intelligence
“The biggest worry for the government right now is how quickly the birth rate seems to be falling”—China’s new census
Also on the daily podcast: central banks go digital, and the virtues of roadkill

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