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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05 Apr 2018

The Case Against Time Zones

Time zones were a good idea when they were invented in the 19th century —

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04 Apr 2018

Migrants : When Europeans Once Flocked To North African Shores

“Praise be to God. To my master, may god preserve you. After our master scolded

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04 Apr 2018

Our Sterile Homes Might Be Giving Us Seasonal Allergies

It’s not just you. Allergies keep getting worse, and scientists are scrambling to figure out

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03 Apr 2018

Queenstown, New Zealand : Find Reward In The Little Things

Sometimes it’s the little things that count. Here are some of the best for free

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03 Apr 2018

Going Green Shouldn’t Be This Hard

Climate change is a massive problem. But can individual habit changes actually make an impact?

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03 Apr 2018

Why Eating Healthy Is So Expensive In America

Eating junk food isn’t just about taste — it’s expensive to eat healthy in America.

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02 Apr 2018

The Stockholm Metro: World’s Most Beautiful Underground System

The underground in Sweden’s capital city is not just a public transportation system but the world’s

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28 Mar 2018

How Illuminated Manuscripts Were Created During The Middle Ages

In an increasingly paperless world, it’s easy to forget books were once precious objects that

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28 Mar 2018

Why Can’t Everyone Do The ‘Asian Squat’?

All the way down! Not on your toes! Among the more practical advice that can

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26 Mar 2018

Singapore Changi Airport 2018: World’s Best Airport For 6th Consecutive Year

Singapore’s Changi Airport has been voted by air travellers as the world’s best at the

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24 Mar 2018

A Brief History Of The Wristwatch

The military origins of wearable tech, a century before the Apple Watch. On July 9,

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