The June issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK) is out now. The cover story this month focuses on Scandinavia — Denmark, Norway and Sweden — where nature throws out the rulebook. Shaped by the elements and ruled by the seasons, this is a region not only bound by cultural ties, but by a love for epic outdoor adventures. From oyster safaris on Denmark’s dramatic shoreline and wilderness camping in Norwegian national parks to learning about Sámi culture in Swedish Lapland, these are the ultimate Scandinavian experiences.
A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how the war in ukraine is tipping a fragile world towards mass hunger (10:36), why the tide is out for cryptocurrency assets (16:40), and pouring graphene’s bright future.
Georgina Godwin covers the weekend’s biggest news. Stephen Dalziel reviews the day’s papers and Monocle’s editor in chief Andrew Tuck is back with his weekend column.
This week The World Economic Forum are highlighting 4 top stories – green steel that could help save the planet, a device that allows you to feel the Metaverse with your bare hands, a wind turbine that fits in your backpack and jet packs for paramedics on mountains.
LettersHugh Pennington, Anna Swan, Thomas Ciantra, Nicholas Blanton, David Howell, Oren Margolis, Peter Thonemann, Michael Gray, Nick Rampley, Bernard Richards, Tom WellsClare JacksonElizabeth Stuart: Queen of Hearts by Nadine AkkermanJames ButlerShort Cuts: Limping to Success
We have the latest on Russia’s invasion as Ukraine ends its fight for Mariupol. Plus: crisis simmers in Sri Lanka, a look at Cuba’s new penal code and the latest news from the world of tech.
June 2022 – Volume 326, Issue 6
Neural activity probes your physical surroundings to select just the information needed to survive and flourish
By György Buzsáki
Paid parental leave and high-quality child care improve children’s brain development and prospects for a better future
By Dana Suskind and Lydia Denworth
They scurried in the shadows of dinosaurs for millions of years until a killer space rock created a new world of evolutionary opportunity
By Steve Brusatte
Twenty years after their initial detection, enigmatic blasts from the sky are starting to deliver tentative answers, as well as plenty of science
By Adam Mann
Booklist Magazine, May 15, 2022 – From a barrier-leaping African American woman in the Gilded Age to a military coup in Guatemala and the woman bookseller who first published James Joyce’s Ulysses a century ago, the most radiant historical novels of the past 12 months illuminate many lives and times.