The Guardian Weekly magazine is a round-up of the world news, opinion and long reads that have shaped the week. Inside, the past seven days' most memorable stories are reframed with striking photography and insightful companion pieces, all handpicked from The Guardian and The Observer.
Rabbit in the lights
A question of ageing, Ardern’s shock exit and a shorter working week
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
The grey leap forward • As birthrates fall and life expectancies rise, is the world ready for the physical, political and financial challenges ahead?
‘The last generation’ Young people vow not to have children
‘Be strong, be kind’ The twin pillars at the heart of Jacinda Ardern’s politics
New PM to focus on easing economic pain
More than 90% of off sets fail to cut CO2, study finds • Investigation into Verra carbon standard finds most are ‘phantom credits’ and may even worsen global heating
LIFE OF CARBON CREDITS • How industry uses others’ low-impact activities to achieve emissions goals
A call for arms Germany urged to release its tanks
Battle star Why is the Leopard 2 so coveted by Ukraine?
Mob handed The Sicilian town where a mafia boss hid for years • Police suspect a decades-old code of silence helped a notorious organised crime lord to hide in plain sight
Scores of child asylum seekers snatched from seaside hotels
Cheatbot? Why AI could spell the end for exam essays
Noma, no more: has ultra-fine dining run its course?
Lost for words Rising seas bring threat of catastrophe • By the end of the century, climate chaos may have become the ‘nail in the coffin’ for more than 3,000 languages, say linguists
A wake of fear as pirates switch from ships to shore
What mRNA did next • Covid vaccine successes are inspiring scientists to apply similar methods to cancer treatment. But how effective can they be?
Five stages Creating cancer vaccines that can be personalised
Davos dreams AI and green tech could offer an economic sliver of light
Social recall All eyes on Meta as Trump ban up for review
Red or dead • Millions lost their lives in the violence of the Cultural Revolution, yet some say those tumultuous years were the making of them
The sign of four • With research showing that working fewer hours can be more productive, has the five-day week had its day? Richard Godwin clocks on to find out
It is a mistake to expect Putin to think like western powers Olga Chyzh
Our island nation isn’t nearly so keen to sing God Save the King Barbara Blake-Hannah
What happened to the post-Brexit golden age we were promised? Andrew Rawnsley
Ardern’s resignation sets an important example, just as her time in office did
A WEEK IN VENN DIAGRAMS
Happy Mondays • Behind the doors of architect Andrés Jaque’s inspirational and innovative new school design in Madrid
‘We’ve always been dividing’ • Måneskin came to global attention in controversial style when they won Eurovision in 2021; the Italian glam rockers reflect on how drugs, nudity and queerness have shaped their lives since
Lydon’s memories Ex-Pistol planning a poignant Eurovision message
The Last of Us • HBO
Spain and the Hispanic World • Royal Academy, London
Down the barrel An examination of how guns shape life in the US is merely descriptive, failing to pose questions to start a proper conversation
Lofty aims From a deep crater in the ocean floor to a strange object in outer space, this astonishing novel examines our place in the universe
Brave new world The...