The best reads from around the worldFollow @ShortlistDaily
How we were all misled "It is easy to mislead people about money, and easy to lead members of the public astray, because when it comes to money, most of us, most of the time, don't know what we're doing. The corollary is also clear: the whole Western world misled itself over debt, and the road back from where we are goes only uphill."
Mothers and others: it does take a village "The fact of a mother at home alone with an infant or a toddler is a new one in human experience, and it may not be 'natural' for either."
Black-6 lab mice and the history of biomedical research "70 percent of all sufferers of chronic pain are women, and most are middle-aged - yet the lion's share of what we know about the disease comes from juvenile male rodents. It's a mismatch that has already wasted millions of dollars in failed clinical trials."
Super soldiers: The quest for the ultimate human killing machine "What if soldiers could be made that did not break down? The Pentagon is currently spending $400m a year researching ways to 'enhance' the human fighter."