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The battle for Laikipia

Nomadic herders have violently seized land from ranchers in central Kenya. Daniel Knowles investigates the roots of the conflict

The man trap

Traditional ideas of masculinity persist in the workplace, even though men are now expected to do more of the household chores – and work longer hours. Emily Bobrow investigates the trials of modern manhood

Teaching robots right from wrong

Artificial intelligence is outperforming the human sort in a growing range of fields – but how do we make sure it behaves morally? Simon Parkin meets the men trying to teach ethics to computers

The body in the Buddah

Is the mummified monk who disappeared from a Chinese village 22 years ago the body in the Buddha that turned up unexpectedly in Amsterdam? John Hooper and Ted Plafker investigate

Calligraffiti

When the ancient Islamic practice of calligraphy and Western graffiti come together, a new art form is born. India Stoughton marvels at the results

ART MARKET VS. PREDATOR

The art market’s new volatility is making fortunes and destroying artists. Richard Davies met Stefan Simchowitz, the dealer accused of creating the turmoil and the most hated man in the business

Dreams of their forefathers

A journey across South Dakota commemorates the biggest mass execution in American history and exemplifies a cultural re-awakening among native Americans. James Astill joined the ride

Escape to another world

As video games get better and job prospects worse, more young men are dropping out of the job market to spend their time in an alternate reality. Ryan Avent suspects this is the beginning of something big

Alienation 101

There were hopes that the flood of Chinese students into America would bring the countries closer. But a week at the University of Iowa suggested to Brook Larmer that the opposite may have happened 

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