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WIRED

Inside the slimy underground hunt for humanity's antibiotic saviour
Faced with an onslaught of new, drug-resistant superbugs, determined scientists are venturing into the depths of the Earth in search of rare and unusual bacteria that may form the basis of tomorrow’s antibiotics


The fight for quiet in a world full of noise pollution
Quiet Parks International wants to protect natural environments from manmade noise


Inside the daring mission to reach the bottom of all Earth’s oceans

Victor Vescovo wanted to be the first person to reach the deepest points of all five oceans – but first he had to build a submarine that was up to it


A mysterious death, a genetic clue and the lifelong quest for answers

For patients in the grip of rare and potentially life-ending conditions that mystify one doctor after another, there is new hope: the collaborative sleuthing of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network

Rats took over this Pacific island. Now drones are leading the fightback
Rats have colonised remote islands to the detriment of pretty much everything else in the ecosystem, but bait-slinging drones could spell their demise

What Charles the ‘Activist King’ Means for the Climate
With a long record of environmental campaigning as the Prince of Wales, how will King Charles III’s accession to the throne translate to public policies?


The smell of dead sharks is helping to keep surfers safe from attack
Humans kill around 11,417 sharks every hour. An artificial scent that keeps the animals away from people is saving the lives of both species


Science has a new tool in the fight against climate change: good data
A European network of carbon monitoring stations is using new approach to data capture that may be the key to reversing the climate crisis


The mind behind Minority Report is giving PowerPoint a sci-fi overhaul
John Underkoffler made a career out of dreaming up wild human-computer interfaces for Hollywood movies – until real-world businesses asked if he could actually build them

Inside the film studio bringing Earth's extremes to virtual reality
Anthony Geffen has brought viewers inside Stephen Hawking's mind and is a veteran of David Attenborough documentaries. His next project is going to Earth's deepest points and Netflix, Apple and Amazon are interested


Inside the endless fight to kill the $1 trillion match-fixing industry
Illegal sports betting is big business for match-fixing gangs. Until recently, the police were powerless to stop them. But now sports analysts are fighting back. Their weapon? Data


GQ

Leon Edwards for GQ Men Of The Year
The current UFC Welterweight Champion on growing up in Jamaica, fighting for his family, and knowing a career in sport is never a long one

Denim Hunter Brit Eaton Is the Indiana Jones of Old Jeans
The salvager of long-buried pants risks his life to give relics of the Old West a second shot.

How Ukraine's best coffee maker joined the fight against Russia
Vadym Granovskiy, the owner of Kyiv’s favourite coffee shop, is putting his life on the line to deliver caffeine to soldiers on the front line


The Amazing Life Of The Man Who Breeds Falcons For Gulf Royals


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 

From COVID-19 quarantine to Brexit stockpiling: the British ‘preppers’ who saw trouble coming
Often stereotyped as fringe groups, the UK’s prepping community found a grim vindication in the year of COVID-19 – and the current fear of supply chaos post-Brexit.


THE RED BULLETIN

CATCH UP WITH THE RUNNERS COMPETING IN CALIFORNIA’S THE SPEED PROJECT
Unsanctioned, unhinged, underground and off the grid – this is The Speed Project, a running relay race that few know about, fewer compete in and no entrant ever forgets.


MEET THE SUMO WRESTLERS COMPETING IN THIS YEAR'S US SUMO OPEN

US Sumo Open competitors share their views on the changing face of sumo, as it grows in global appeal.


MEET LAZARUS LAKE, THE CREATOR OF THE WORLD'S MOST TORTUOUS ULTRAMARATHON
Lazarus Lake is a retired accountant from the USA’s Deep South who became a maverick of trail running after pioneering The Barkley Marathons – here's why the event earned him legendary sadist status.


THE INSIDE STORY OF GREENLAND'S ONE-WEEK FOOTBALL SEASON
Once a year – during a brief break in the snow – the cream of Greenland's footballers gather to compete in Grønlandsbanken Final 6, the country’s only annual tournament.


ESQUIRE

'Blade Runner' at 40: Why the Ridley Scott Masterpiece is Still the Greatest Sci-Fi of All-Time
This 1982 replicant hunting classic remains the benchmark for everything that came after

15 Years on, No Country for Old Men’s Chase Scene Is Still a Masterclass in Suspense
Dark, wet, cold and claustrophobic, there are few movies that can compete


Paul Thomas Anderson’s Most Overlooked, Underrated Film Just Turned 10
A decade on from its release, The Master is due a critical reappraisal

Ten Years on, the Next Bond Film Has a Lot to Learn From 'Skyfall'
As speculation around the next 007 heats up, here’s why Craig's third outing is still the film to beat


Why 'Diamonds Are Forever' Is the Most Underrated James Bond Movie of All-Time
Sean Connery’s 1971 outing is unfairly maligned as one of the Bond series’ worst. Here’s why it’s actually one of the very best


Brad Pitt's Best Film is 15 Years Old
Fight Club? Inglourious Basterds? They don't hold a candle to The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford


Ten Years on, 'Looper' Is Still the Best Time Travel Film Ever Made

Director Rian Johnson keeps things simple


How Has the Unstoppable Rise of Streaming Platforms Impacted Film? We Asked the Experts

Does having everything at the touch of a button actually inspire creativity, and what does the endless wave of content mean for representation in the type of stories we tell?


ATLAS OBSCURA

When Edmund Hillary Went in Search of the Yeti
In 1961, the pursuit of the abominable snowman was still taken seriously.


What Tookoolito Taught Explorers About the Arctic

In the mid-19th century, white ship captains relied on the Inuit woman and her husband to survive the unforgiving conditions of the Northwest Passage.


Annie Londonderry Barely Knew How to Ride a Bike When She Set Off Around the World

The record-setting 19th-century adventure was the result of a bet.


Miss La La Soared Through Europe as the Victorian Era’s Best-Known Aerialist
As a Black woman, the daring circus performer also confronted the racial politics of the times.


Scientist Katia Krafft Stood on the Edge of Active Volcano Craters
The things Krafft and her husband learned getting up close to eruptions advanced volcanology and saved lives.


MR PORTER

How My Sibling’s Transition Has Brought Us Together 

How To Make Friends In Your Thirties

Confused About Becoming A Father? You’re Not Alone

The Completely Selfish Reason Why You Should Start Volunteering Today

How To Stop Envying Your Friends 


THE TELEGRAPH

How Ralphie the doggo saved me from the hell of depression


MEN’S HEALTH

MH Investigates the Swole Left
In Brooklyn, a group of maverick weightlifters are attempting to combat political violence

Equal Play: Transgender Athletes Talk Fitness & Fairness
For trans men, the chance to participate in sport and exercise can be critical for mental wellbeing. We asked six of them to share their stories

Big Read: Life tips from Samuel L Jackson
The biggest star in Hollywood talks cussing, cancer and One for the Boys

Why LSD Is Your New Monday Pick-Me-Up
Could microdosing acid be the key to greater productivity? One MH staffer finds out

Does the Insect Protein Trend Have Legs?
If you believe the ecologists, meat is not so much murder as suicide. Persist in eating flesh, they say, and we will run out of land, water and, ultimately, food. But vegetarianism isn't the only answer. Some scientists believe our future stomachs depend on arthropods. MH digs deep to see if the edible insect movement has legs


Could hypnosis change your life?

Hypnosis is gaining ground as an NHS-sanctioned treatment, but is just a quick fix?


Scorched Earth: Fighting Forest Fires with America's Hotshot Crews
The Hotshot Crews are America’s first line of defence against some of the world’s most destructive and deadly forest fires. We signed up to find out what it takes to charge into a blaze against all of your better instincts


Surfing São Tomé: Welcome To The African Surfing Revolution
From the ashes of slavery and bloody revolution, the quiet island idyll of São Tomé is emerging as an untouched surf Eden. MH ventured off the coast of equatorial Africa to meet the men for whom surfing represents an alternate way of life


The Fighting Spirit and Mysticism of Senegalese Wrestlers
Wrestling is Senegal’s historic national sport, which attracts sell-out crowds and shuts down cities with ease. We take a ringside seat to find out more


White Knights: Chamonix's Elite Mountain Rescue Service
MH take a trip to discover what it takes to save lives


Welcome to Epic Israel, the Biblical 260km Mountain Bike Race
MH travelled to the hills of Galilee and witnessed a contest of biblical proportions


What Drives Alex Honnold, The Only Man to Free-solo El Capitan?

Alex Honnold scales mountain cliffs without a rope or harness. It may seem like madness, but he has simply learned how to transcend fear


Why I Climbed Mt. Everest Twice in a Week
We meet Kilian Jornet, the mountain record breaker


Why Your Old Man Matters
Spending quality time with dad might just have a lasting effect on you both


Why our expert panel are pushing for mental health reform
Professor Green, Ricky Hatton and more think we need to #MendTheGap and push for change


Mental Health in Sport Is Finally Having Its Moment
Tokyo 2020 will always be remembered as the Games where stars such as Simone Biles had to step back from their sports to protect their mental wellbeing. Now, other athletes who’ve wrestled with declining mental health, as well as the sports psychologists and performance coaches they work with, tell Men's Health about the unique pressures of elite-level sport and explain what can be done to make sure athletes thrive personally, as well as professionally


Is Excessive Fitness Stopping Some Men from Having Kids?
With male infertility rates on the rise, we take a look at the role fitness plays on sperm counts and speak candidly with MH Elite Coach Faisal Abdalla about he and his partner's struggle to conceive


4 Office Gadgets That Will Get You Working Smarter
The modern employee is more stressed than ever. Can these gadgets help?


THE GENTLEMAN’S JOURNAL

Inside the new dinosaurs wars
Fossils have become a hot new asset class — but while dino-hunters get rich, scientists are getting irate, says Tom Ward


Money for nothing: the true story of the world’s biggest ever crypto heist
An online thief made history recently by stealing $610 million in cryptocurrency. Then they gave half of it back. Why?


Enter the Metaverse
Inside Facebook’s pivot to the creation of the Metaverse. What does this mean for the future of the company — and is it just a ploy to distract us from its shady dealings?


Inside the Facebook whistleblower saga
A scorching series of revelations has cast Facebook’s murky dealings and corporate failings into the light. Is it finally the end of the road for the social network?


The Blair Necessities: Inside Tony’s personal empire
With calls for the former Labour leader to be stripped of his recent knighthood, we take a look at his business dealings post-office


Murdoch: the final chapter
As the divisive media mogul celebrates his 90th birthday, Tom Ward takes a look at the Succession-style legacy wranglings dogging his twilight years

Multi-billionaires by 30 — the rise and rise of the Collison Brothers
Six years ago Irish brothers Patrick and John Collison were sharing a pokey flat. Last week, their company Stripe was valued at $95 billion


The Big Short part two: How an online hero is taking on Wall Street’s most infamous short seller
Catherine Wood hugely successful Ark Investment fund has hit rocky water. As the shorters gather, we ask: what’s next?


Donald Trump Jr.: Inside the bizarre life of America’s First Son

Donald Trump Jr. took centre-stage at the Republican Convention with a series of bizarre and fiery speeches. But what do we know about the first son of the Trump dynasty?

Branson’s pickle: Is this the end of Virgin as we know it?
The coronavirus crisis hasn’t been kind to the Virgin coffers, or public image. Do Richard Branson’s space-centric ventures hold the key to the company’s future?







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