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Austenistan

Two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen’s books are remarkably relevant to women in Pakistan today, as Moni Mohsin found when she met the sub-continental Janeites

When girls won’t be girls

Growing numbers of teenagers, convinced they have been born in the wrong body, are switching gender. But young people change their minds about lots of things. What if one of them is their gender? Charlie McCann investigates

Animal spirits

According to animist beliefs, nature is alive with spirits. That’s a problem when a mining boom is despoiling the landscape. The solution, as Alec Ash discovered in Mongolia, is to employ a shaman to intercede with the supernatural

Rocking the Kremlin

Russia’s biggest rock star paved the way for Putinism, but has now become an obstacle to the regime. Arkady Ostrovsky joins the band

The flaw of averages

A high-school dropout turned Harvard professor is inspiring Silicon Valley’s efforts to overhaul America’s schools. John McDermott studies his ideas

Starman

Every day, 100 tonnes of celestial dust lands on Earth, bringing with it the secrets of our early solar system. Tom Whipple meets the Norwegian musician who identified the rocks from our stars

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