The Economist
The Economist
04/28/2017 at 09:30. Facebook
We asked Americans various questions about how they think and talk about the end of life
We asked Americans various questions about how they think and talk about the end of life

What is most important to you at the end?

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Tariq Shaikh
Erick Botticelli
The Economist
The Economist
04/28/2017 at 08:41. Facebook
A side-effect of progress is "the experiment of making mortality a medical experience"
A sideeffect of progress is "the experiment of making mortality a medical experience"

People are living longer, and yet doing so with more disease

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Anjin Bodhisattva
Mic Yap
The Economist
The Economist
04/28/2017 at 07:38. Facebook
In America and Japan, not burdening family members with high medical or funeral costs was the highest priority
In America and Japan not burdening family members with high medical or

What people want at the end of life depends on where they live

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Steve Andrews
The Economist
The Economist
04/28/2017 at 06:35. Facebook
Having the relevant “experience” has not been a requisite for actors before. Why now?
Having the relevant “experience” has not been a requisite for actors before Why now

Conflating eligibility for a role with experience is unnecessary

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Matt Deeming
Julia Gabriel
Brian F Shaw
The Economist
The Economist
04/28/2017 at 06:33. Facebook
Nathan Flach
Timos MonoBan
Paul Thomas
The Economist
The Economist
04/28/2017 at 05:35. Facebook
Some recall the first conversation in which they did not have to struggle. Others set the bar higher: only when you understand jokes do you really know the language
Some recall the first conversation in which they did not have to

Assessing competence in a foreign language

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Keith Parish
Adanma Okpara
Daniela Vargas Mallard
The Economist
The Economist
04/28/2017 at 04:42. Facebook
The great virtue of “Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union”, by three academics, is that it is based on detailed regression analyses of panel surveys carried out both before and after the vote
The great virtue of Brexit Why Britain Voted to Leave the European

Explaining Britain’s vote to leave the EU

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Mamah Austin
Abhishek Jha
Templeton Blair
The Economist
The Economist
04/28/2017 at 03:55. Facebook
The stirring rhetoric of the Declaration of Independence can ring a bit hollow as visitors contemplate shackles small enough to bind the limbs of the youngest slaves
The stirring rhetoric of the Declaration of Independence can ring a bit

The Museum of the American Revolution re-examines the birth of America

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Bradley Keller
Dan Gallik
Mike James
The Economist
The Economist
04/28/2017 at 03:01. Facebook
Might Marine Le Pen be celebrating already today if France had copied the American electoral college?
Might Marine Le Pen be celebrating already today if France had copied

How France’s presidential election might have looked under America’s rules

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Manuel Carrillo
Vasanth Ramani
Mikael Carpelan
The Economist
The Economist
04/28/2017 at 02:15. Facebook
As the threat from North Korea grows, the two countries must work together on contingency plans. And remember that the alternative to co-operation is confrontation
As the threat from North Korea grows the two countries must work

What America and China must do to head off a clash

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Mark Miles
Emiliano Noriega-Petti
Pavel Leopold Cerny
The Economist
The Economist
04/28/2017 at 01:17. Facebook
A new revolution in communications could be on its way. Unbundled on the cloud, existing networks can be re-bundled for novel purposes
A new revolution in communications could be on its way Unbundled on

What are “virtual” telecoms networks?

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Catherine Patel
Hans-Peter Büttgenbach
Antonio Carlos Campana
The Economist
The Economist
04/28/2017 at 00:32. Facebook
Legal scholars sketch an alternative case against Donald Trump's executive order to put their challenge on a sounder footing at the circuit courts—and to ready it for a potential trip to the Supreme Court
Legal scholars sketch an alternative case against Donald Trumps executive order to

A new spin on why the travel ban is unconstitutional

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Dan Gallik
Beta Anoire
The Economist
The Economist
yesterday at 23:42. Facebook
According to a new survey, just one in four Americans say people generally feel free to talk about death
According to a new survey just one in four Americans say people

Have you thought about your final wishes?

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Cate Callahan
Iain Salisbury
Linda Shepard
The Economist
The Economist
yesterday at 22:49. Facebook
Majorities in each of the four countries polled said if they could choose where to die, they would die at home
Majorities in each of the four countries polled said if they could

What people want at the end of life

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Craig Day
Ian Pate
Guillermo Bolanos Checa
The Economist
The Economist
yesterday at 22:47. Facebook
This week's cartoon from KAL
This weeks cartoon from KAL
Gary Scott
Kurt Jakob
Eric Blatter
The Economist
The Economist
yesterday at 22:31. Facebook
United will pay passengers who agree to be bumped up to $10,000 and has ended the practice of forcing passengers to give up their seats against their will, unless they pose a safety risk. Bravo? Not quite
United will pay passengers who agree to be bumped up to 10000

United Airlines changes its policy on bumping passengers

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Donald Bricker
Jerrold Abbertson
Pramit Kotian
The Economist
The Economist
yesterday at 21:37. Facebook
The president's plan calls for a major tax cut without identifying a way to pay for it
The president's plan calls for a major tax cut without identifying a way to pay for it

Donald Trump’s corporate tax plan doesn’t add up

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Jessica Terlizzi
Arthur Ansert
Kate Anderson
The Economist
The Economist
yesterday at 21:30. Facebook
A prototype has kept premature lambs alive for four weeks, which is longer than any previous attempt
A prototype has kept premature lambs alive for four weeks which is

An artificial womb could help to save premature babies

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Pattie Kurts-McGee
Cate Callahan
Harrison E. Milburn
The Economist
The Economist
yesterday at 20:52. Facebook
On current trends, the Arctic ocean will be ice-free in summer by 2040
On current trends the Arctic ocean will be icefree in summer by 2040

The Arctic as it is known today is almost certainly gone

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Adam Hendricks
Ale Gaspe
John Bourbon Jr
The Economist
The Economist
yesterday at 20:15. Facebook
Have you ever stood in front of a painting renowned as a classic, struggling to see what the fuss is about? If so, you’ve probably pondered the following question: how does a work of art come to be considered great? From @[The Economist’s 1843 magazine]
Have you ever stood in front of a painting renowned as a

What’s so good about the Mona Lisa?

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Rafiq Rohan
Eric Blatter
Clare Harley