20 Jun 2018

Even If You Build It, The Poor Can’t Come : Against Supply-Side

‘If you build it, they will come.’ It’s a Latin saying – Si tu id aeficas,

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20 Jun 2018

What Are The Universal Human Rights?

The basic idea of human rights is that each one of us, no matter who

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18 Jun 2018

4 Tips To Start A New Business After Bankruptcy

Entrepreneurs often end up losing their business due to various issues. It does not mean

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18 Jun 2018

All The Things You’re Doing Wrong When You Travel, According To Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain thinks traveling to Paris just to stand atop the Eiffel Tower is lethal to

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18 Jun 2018

Is Russia Worthy Of Hosting The World Cup?

With the FIFA World Cup just days away, I have been chatting with people on my travels

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15 Jun 2018

Trade Wars, Explained

The “weapons” in a trade war are everywhere. It’s the food you eat, the train

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08 Jun 2018

2018’s Most Expensive Cities For Business Travel

Business travel can be a pricey affair — whether it’s grabbing that extra takeaway coffee to

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06 Jun 2018

How Vultures Can Help Solve Crimes

Can a bird that symbolizes death help the living catch criminals? In this informative and

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06 Jun 2018

These Are The Richest Countries With The Weakest Passports

Citizens of rich nations don’t necessarily have the best passports. In fact, some have incredibly

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05 Jun 2018

Why You Should Do A Background Check On Yourself Before An Interview

When looking for a job or changing careers, the last thing you think of doing

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05 Jun 2018

New Zealand’s Pacific Reset : Strategic Anxieties About Rising China

China’s expanding influence is complicating strategic calculations throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Small states, dependent on

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22 May 2018

How AI Could Increase The Risk Of Nuclear War

Could artificial intelligence upend concepts of nuclear deterrence that have helped spare the world from

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21 May 2018

One-Third Of The World’s Nature Reserves Are Under Threat From Humans

In the 146 years since Yellowstone National Park in the northwestern United States became the world’s

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19 May 2018

Could Cryptocurrency Provide An Elegant Solution For In-Game Trading?

The controversy surrounding CS:GO skins gambling that hit the headlines last year put the whole

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17 May 2018

This “Duck Curve” Is Solar Energy’s Greatest Challenge

Electricity is very difficult to store. But most consumers use it in a very predictable

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16 May 2018

How To Explore the World by Living the Van-Life

Travelling by day, sleeping who knows where by night, no rent, no fixed location. Total

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15 May 2018

How Do We Measure Well-Being?

Opinions differ on the definition of well-being. Yet there’s a growing consensus that it cannot

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14 May 2018

How To Make The Most Of Your Year Traveling

A year out to travel is no longer just the preserve of young people in

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09 May 2018

From Drone Swarms To Tree Batteries, New Tech Is Revolutionising Ecology & Conservation

Understanding Earth’s species and ecosystems is a monumentally challenging scientific pursuit. But with the planet

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04 May 2018

Why Is New Zealand So Often Left Off World Maps?

A LITTLE OVER 2,000 MILES from Australia, there is a cluster of distinctively shaped islands. The

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04 May 2018

Trees Help Cities Save Money – Here’s How

Megacities are on the rise. There are currently 47 such areas around the globe, each

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03 May 2018

How To Wrestle Your Data From Data Brokers, Silicon Valley — & Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica thinks that I’m a “Very Unlikely Republican.” Another political data firm, ALC Digital,

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03 May 2018

How The Crisis Of The 1930s Made The Catholic Church Modern

The 20th century is littered with failed global experiments. The British Empire roared into the

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02 May 2018

Who Are The World’s Biggest Military Spenders?

US, China and Saudi Arabia top list of military spending. Research institute says world military

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02 May 2018

Against Metrics : How Measuring Performance By Numbers Backfires

More and more companies, government agencies, educational institutions and philanthropic organisations are today in the

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01 May 2018

North And South Korea Met – But What Does It Really Mean?

The moving footage of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

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30 Apr 2018

How Climate Change And Disease Helped The Fall Of Rome

At some time or another, every historian of Rome has been asked to say where we are,

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30 Apr 2018

Population Pyramids : Powerful Predictors Of The Future

Why is Rwanda’s population skyrocketing, while Japan’s population is declining? Population statistics are like crystal

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30 Apr 2018

5 Ways To Improve Air Quality In Your Home

We all like to breathe in fresh air. Whether it’s a stiff ocean breeze or

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27 Apr 2018

How To Fix American Stupidity

When so many obviously intelligent and well-educated Americans claim that global warming is a “hoax”; when we

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26 Apr 2018

Yes, Mathematics Can Be Decolonised. Here’s How To Begin

At a time when decolonisation, part of which involves changing the content of what’s taught,

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26 Apr 2018

The Diet That Helps Fight Climate Change

You don’t have to go vegan to fight climate change. Research shows that small changes

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25 Apr 2018

The Rise And Fall Of The Assyrian Empire

Before the sun never set on the British Empire; before Genghis Khan swept the steppe;

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25 Apr 2018

South Korean Youths: ‘We’re Too Busy For Reunification’

“We have no interest in [Korea] reunification. We’re just too busy.” The Korean War may

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24 Apr 2018

Debating The British Empire’s ‘Legacy’ Is Pointless – This Is Still An Imperial World

As the march towards Brexit rekindles arguments over British nationalism and the strength and merits of the union between

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20 Apr 2018

Singapore’s Prime Minister : Nobody Wants A Trade War

Trade friction between China and the United States has been brewing for some time. But

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19 Apr 2018

Could Singapore Hold The Secret To Preparing Workers For An Uncertain Future?

It’s called second-skilling: developing your skills for a new job while you’re still working. The

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19 Apr 2018

Why Getting Back To The Moon Is So Damn Hard

The $20 million Lunar X Prize was supposed to send startups into space. The cost

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16 Apr 2018

Singapore Photographer : ‘I’ve lost the city I used to shoot’

Lui Hock Seng, an 81-year-old photographer, is nostalgic for the long-vanished Singapore he used to

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16 Apr 2018

How To Assess Political Stability? Follow The Bread Path

When Egyptians were protesting in 2011, they held up piece of bread and demanded “bread, freedom

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16 Apr 2018

Why Is Bashar Al-Assad Still In Power?

The Syrian leader has survived seven years of conflict that has devastated much of the

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13 Apr 2018

What Palestinians Can Teach Us About Popular Resistance

The people of Gaza rose up not because of Palestinian political factions, but despite them.

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13 Apr 2018

How Do We Keep Bias Out Of Stories?

We stick with the facts, and several editors read every story. The truth is, journalism

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12 Apr 2018

The Plague Inspired Da Vinci To Design A City. We Should Steal His Ideas

The bubonic plague spread, in part, because of poor urban planning. Leonardo da Vinci came

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12 Apr 2018

Humans May Have Transformed The Sahara From Lush Paradise To Barren Desert

Once upon a time, the Sahara was green. There were vast lakes. Hippos and giraffe

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12 Apr 2018

How Do You Identify Fake News?

Remember when 318 people were shot in Chicago on Halloween 2015 and former President Barack Obama declared

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09 Apr 2018

Syria : Seven Years Of War Explained

The war in Syria has now lasted for seven years. Although its roots lie in

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07 Apr 2018

How To Solve Problems Like A Designer

These four design strategies can help us start to tackle complex, real-world problems: 1. Observation

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06 Apr 2018

Martin Luther King And The Battles That Outlived Him

50 years on, the three evils MLK talked about -racism, militarism and economic exploitation –

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06 Apr 2018

13 Reasons Why Queenstown Is The Coolest Town In New Zealand

With so many incredible places to explore across the globe, I don’t often return to

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