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The first-ever interstellar asteroid is the start of a new era in astronomy
While it was initially classified as a comet, additional observations revealed it to be an asteroid that had originated from interstellar space.
These are the countries migrants want to move to
Fourteen percent of the world’s population wants to move. Here’s where they want to go.
The state of terrorism in wealthy countries, explained with numbers
According to the Global Terrorism Index released in November, there has been a 67% increase in attacks and a nearly 600% increase in deaths from terrorism since 2014.
Why we give more to the cute than the needy
The choices donors actually make suggest that the neediest recipients are often allocated a disproportionally small share of charitable giving.
What Twitter tells us about our happiness
More than 2 billion people use social media such as Twitter, WeChat, Facebook and Instagram to express themselves.
African nations are powering up business. What lessons can we learn from them?
Political will for business reform is a key factor in Nigeria, Kenya and Morocco climbing the World Bank's Doing Business rankings.
A question of confidence: The countries with the most trusted govts
A new study shows we’re losing trust in government, but some countries are bucking this trend.
Diabetes is a fast-growing disease of the poor. Here’s how we can turn the tide
Prevention, early diagnosis and low-cost care are the solutions to the spread of diabetes, but more resources are needed to deliver them.
What would happen to Earth after a super solar flare?
In an article published in June, Elon Musk warned of this cosmic inevitability: that life on Earth will go extinct if we don’t become a multi-planetary species.
Stressed out? Deal with stress the navy SEAL way
As a former US Navy SEAL commander, Jocko Willink, learned how to deal with stress that makes office anxiety not really seem so bad.
A groundbreaking treatment offers new hope for cancer treatment
Over the years, scientists have dedicated innumerable time, energy, and resources to cancer research in an attempt to discover or develop cures.
Here’s how we can protect Africa’s internet freedom
Whether governments bar citizens from gathering in public or accessing the Internet - all such measures are designed to strip citizens of their rights.
Countries are so last-century. Enter the 'net state'
As recently as the mid-19th century, the world was divided into empires, city states and fledgling nation states.
A year after India killed cash, here's what we can learn
On 8 November, with no advance warning, India’s two highest-denomination banknotes, the 500-rupee and 1,000-rupee bills, were demonetised, rendering 86% of the country’s currency invalid overnight.
Are we reaching our climate change tipping points?
It’s an apt metaphor for one of the most alarming aspects of climate change – the existence of “tipping elements.”
In a world where criminals keep getting smarter, how should we fight cybercrime?
Regardless of the measures adopted to prevent breaches, criminals find increasingly innovative ways to bypass them.
The world's best employers in 2017
Google’s parent company Alphabet is the best employer in the world, according to data compiled by Statista and Forbes on the best publically listed companies to work for.
To close the gender gap, we need to change how we think
Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls must happen across all the SDGs to ensure their success, from poverty to sanitation and climate change.