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A World Without Clouds

A new state-of-the-art simulation from the California Institute of Technology suggests that clouds are critical to the future of climate change. At a certain tipping point the study suggests they will disappear, with disastrous consequences.

The Trauma Floor

A look at the incredibly challenging work done by moderators at Facebook and their outsourcing partners, reportedly in far from ideal conditions.

The Secrets of the World’s Greatest Art Thief

Stéphane Breitwieser is a thief who millions of dollars worth of art, apparently primarily through sleight of hand and an astonishing appetite for risk. He is unlike most other art thieves in that he stole with no intention to sell, but apparently for the love of the work itself.

A Whale’s Afterlife

A story about “whale falls”, the marine biologist term for when a dead whale carcass falls to the seabed and becomes the basis for a rich ecosystem of life, some elements of which have only been observed in such circumstances.

House-Cleaning

A story that examines the Trump presidency to date, and weighs up his future prospects. The final sentence sums it (and him) up rather well – “Re-election seems just as likely as impeachment. He is fighting for his life, and he would rather sue than settle.”