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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23 Mar 2018

Why Our National Obsession With Work Is Killing Us

In Japan, there’s a word for working too hard. Karoshi, or “death by overwork,” leads to

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22 Mar 2018

AI Tackles The Vatican’s Secrets

Even church archivists don’t know what mysteries lie hidden in the Vatican Secret Archives, since

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21 Mar 2018

Can We Fix It? The Repair Cafes Waging War On Throwaway Culture

When fixing items is actively discouraged by manufacturers, recycling becomes a political act, say Repair

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21 Mar 2018

Why Isn’t Australia An Active Travel Mecca?

Australian city planners are seeking ways to make cities better for walking and cycling. “Walkability and cyclability are

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20 Mar 2018

How The Language You Speak Affects Your Thoughts

How can a simple nursery rhyme be so complicated to translate? If your language doesn’t

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19 Mar 2018

The 10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018

Certain cities are on everyone’s wish lists: New York, Austin, Nashville. And they belong on

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16 Mar 2018

The Best Countries To Escape The Worst Effects Of Climate Change

Using research from the University of Notre Dame, Eco Experts created a map ranking the

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16 Mar 2018

The Dickensian Aspects Of The Dark Knight Rises

When director Christopher Nolan and his brother and screenwriter Jonathan Nolan revealed that The Dark Knight Rises was

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08 Mar 2018

The World’s Most Powerful Women 2017

Forbes has published its annual list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. German Chancellor

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07 Mar 2018

Life Imitating Art, Architectures Imitating Nature

“These biomimetic designs reflect the natural world.” Architects have long been inspired by nature. Evidence

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02 Mar 2018

25 Free Things To Do In Vancouver

We love this city, and we love free stuff, so it seemed logical to combine

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01 Mar 2018

What Would The Ultimate Child-Friendly City Look Like?

The reality for many urban children is too much time spent indoors playing on smartphones

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