Swine Fever Is Spreading from China to South-East Asia

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The Greenland ice sheet is melting unusually fast

It is losing so much water that it may raise global sea levels by a millimetre this year | Continue reading


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Rare earths give China leverage in the trade war, at a cost

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Magic mushrooms should be decriminalised

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Australia’s surprising disregard for free speech

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Slumps that shaped modern finance (2014)

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How compatible are democracy and capitalism?

Economic stress and demographic change are weakening a symbiotic relationship | Continue reading


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America is deploying a new economic arsenal to assert its power

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Magic mushrooms, illegal in most places, may have therapeutic uses

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An innovative approach to making electricity from the wind

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How the pursuit of leisure drives internet use from The Economist

Movies, not grain prices, are bringing the poor world online | Continue reading


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How the pursuit of leisure drives internet use

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Regulating Big Tech makes them stronger, so they need competition instead

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Researchers find a way to use minute samples to detect forged paintings

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Magic mushrooms should be decriminalised

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How the world’s poor are discovering leisure online

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The second half of humanity is joining the internet

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China International Commercial Court: Dreams of Rivalling the West’s Tribunals

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What it’s like to spend half a life in solitary confinement

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Advertising may make people miserable, but still has its uses

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Many Chinese know little about the bloodshed in Beijing 30 years ago

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Human beings may owe their existence to nearby supernovas

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Mapping favelas: A new census shows how a Brazilian favela works

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The Next Stage of Rocket Internet – Stuck in Orbit

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Norway's capital is the latest city to declare war on cars

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Alibaba’s experience shows how relations between America and China have soured

Alibaba’s experience shows how relations between America and China have soured | Continue reading


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Facebook’s planned new currency may be based on a blockchain

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Does Apple’s Boss Have a Plan B in China?

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More evidence that autism is linked to gut bacteria

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The unexpected brightness of new satellites could ruin the night sky

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A mouthful of zollars: Zimbabwe struggles to keep its fledgling currency alive

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Who Owns the Northwest Passage?

America tries to freeze Canada out of the route through the Arctic | Continue reading


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America is turning against facial-recognition software

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African swine fever hits China, home of half the world’s pigs

Cover-ups are making it harder to curb the epidemic | Continue reading


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Across the rich world, an extraordinary jobs boom is under way

Many popular perceptions about the modern labour market are wrong | Continue reading


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Miserable millennials: A bleak view of the future

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