Apocalypse, how? A survival guide to the end of the world

We live in uncertain times. With global tensions escalating and unpredictable leaders like Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin in office, increasing numbers of people are turning to self-sufficiency as insurance against disaster. Subscribe to The Guardian ► These people are labelled ‘preppers’, a term loaded with baggage thanks to the extreme stereotype imported …

How Atlanta’s conservative suburbs became a frontier of liberal resistance | Anywhere but Washington

A progressive rebellion is brewing in Georgia. The special election to replace Donald Trump’s health secretary, Tom Price, should have been a shoo-in for Republicans. Subscribe to The Guardian ► Instead, Paul Lewis discovers Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old film-maker, is dominating the sixth district race as anti-Trump sentiment fuels his unlikely bid for Congress. Become …

The Island

Christmas Island, off the coast of Australia: here 50 million crabs make their slow and ancient migration from the jungle to the ocean’s edge, while thousands of people seeking asylum are indefinitely held in a high security detention facility. Poh Lin, a trauma counsellor living on the island, bears witness to the dramatic stories and …

Theresa May is more dangerous than Donald Trump – Kehinde Andrews | In my opinion

Kehinde Andrews argues the British prime minister is a bigger unknown than the US president. Subscribe to The Guardian ► As Malcolm X said, we should be more wary of those who are dishonest about their dark intentions than about outwardly prejudiced people. May’s stance on migration, schools and deportation proves, Andrews says, that she …

Meet the girl who has had four hearts

Born with a serious heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, Chloe Narbonne had five major operations – and four hearts – by the age of 12. Subscribe to The Guardian ► She defied the odds to become the youngest person in Europe to receive an artificial heart thanks to groundbreaking surgery involving 30 NHS staff. Now …

Erica: Man Made

Erica is 23. She has a beautiful, neutral face and speaks in synthesised voice. She has 20 degrees of freedom but can’t move her hands yet. Hiroshi Ishiguro is her father and the bad boy of Japanese robotics. Together they will redefine what it means to be human and reveal that the future is closer …

Tales from inside Peru’s cocaine valley

A fifth of the world’s cocaine is produced in one valley. Controlled in part by Shining Path Maoist guerillas, Peru’s poorest region, the Valle de los Ríos Apurímac, Ene y Mantaro, is ungovernable and the drug trade flourishes. Subscribe to The Guardian ► We gain exclusive access to hear the coca growers, the cocaine cooks …