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No dice in Macau

Gambling accounted for 80 per cent of the government’s revenue in 2013, but recent figures are showing that Macau’s gaming economy has started to go wrong
Before OKCupid, Tinder and Match.com, there was the Craigslist personal. A new study links an old-fashioned web hook-up site to an increase in US HIV infections

Tips for rivers and oceans

Legends and tall tales go with the sea, Geographical takes some sober advice on ocean and river expeditions
Renewable resources representing 45 per cent of global calorie intake have reached peak production levels
Geographers don’t need to actually understand the rules to appreciate the issues surrounding one of the world’s biggest annual sporting events

‘Unlucky’ island

Boldt Castle is a curious monument to a tycoon’s misfortune
Recumbant, tandem or just a regular bicycle, Geographical rounds up advice for bicycle expeditions
Geographical gets an exclusive preview from development project, Development Progress, ahead of a Royal Geographical Society exhibition starting 16 February
After over a month of sailing through pack ice, Shackleton and the Endurance became trapped just one day from their Antarctic destination
A new survey at the island’s volcanic quarry sheds further light on ancient statues
As China relaxes its infamous one-child policy, one million families apply for the legal right to have a second child
In Upstate New York a heritage centre is preserving a region’s natural, cultural and agricultural history
As logging and climate change alter the Arctic, the indigenous Sámi peoples are open to a new world
Volunteers from the ‘Global South’ are an important, but poorly understood group in development work

Roach rescuers

Being crushed under your own home during an earthquake, and then having a cockroach – drawn by your moans – crawl all over you is not at first thought particularly reassuring

Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer is an author whose latest book, Another Fine Day at Sea, took him aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush as writer-in-residence. His previous work includes a frame-by-frame dissection of Stalker, a Russian movie associated with…
Eight years after he wrote about his experience of walking solo to the North Geographic Pole, Ben Saunders returns to the pages of Geographical to describe his Antarctic sequel
In Pakistan, bonded slavery is as prevalent now as it has ever been. Luke Duggleby reports on the efforts being made to combat this horrific violation of human rights

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