Long Reads Of The Week – 20 September

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | Homo naledi is the name they gave the new species of human ancestor found deep in a South African cave earlier this year. But what does adding a new branch to the human family tree mean? In 'This Face Changes the Human Story', National Geographic's Jamie Shreeve investigates.

2 | For Esquire US, Mark Warren speaks to 'the best war reporter in a generation' C. J. Chivers about what finally convinced him to come home.

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3 | In time for the Rugby World Cup, the Guardian's Andy Bull has the story of the making of the All Blacks. How did a country of just four million produce the most dominant team in sport?

4 | In 'The Murder House', Jeff Maysh writes for Medium about the true story behind a mysterious LA mansion, that was once the scene of a horrific crime and is now the focus of an internet obsession.

5 | For the New Yorker, Nicolas Niarchos travels to the Greek island Lesvos to meet the refugees who have descended on the island in the recent months to hear their stories.

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