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What to expect for the global economy in 2018
The global economy is enjoying broad growth beyond what anyone expected. The question now is whether this strong performance will continue in 2018.
Our brains sometimes create 'false memories'
This happens quite a lot, because human memories are imperfect. As much as we all like to think we can trust our own minds, memories can be altered over time.
How to civilise the Dark Web economy
Research indicates that widespread adoption and use of digital financial services could provide access to an additional 1.6 billion unbanked and underbanked people.
Psychologists: Taking selfies all the time could be sign of mental illness
In 2014, a spoof news article coined the term 'selfitis,' saying that the American Psychiatric Association was going to start recognising it as a real disorder.
Why your smartphone is contributing to climate change
The billions of devices many of us use every day could produce 3.5% of global emissions within 10 years and 14 percent by 2040.
Why your pension fund may be causing climate change
What we spend money on has consequences. But while we are usually aware of what our own capital is used for, how about the money we put into pension funds, or to insurance companies?
Map shows where human-made climate change influenced extreme weather events
Analysis of the results found that 63% of all the severe weather events featured on the map to date had been made more likely or more severe by human-caused climate change.
'World’s oceans under greatest threat in human history'
According to renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough, the wildlife in our seas is facing its greatest threat in human history as it struggles to survive against warming temperatures.
5 ways to make global e-commerce easier for everyone
Small businesses can find themselves shut out of global trade. But with the rise of online shopping has come some unexpected entry points.
Being married is good for your brain
And yet protecting a brain against dementia may be one of marriage’s biggest health benefits.
Asia in the 'Second Nuclear Age' - assessing the risks of a nuclear exchange
There is a sense of déjà vu among nuclear pessimists that nuclear developments in China, India, and Pakistan could produce similar outcomes.
Emerging economies might be deindustrialising too quickly
As today’s developed countries grew richer, they experienced a process of ‘structural transformation’.
The global economy in 2018, according to a Nobel laureate
In the developed world, 2017 will likely be recalled as a period of stark contrast, with many economies experiencing growth acceleration, alongside political fragmentation.
Why is the anti-global backlash happening now?
Like the collapse of the Soviet Union, the recent wave of nationalism and populism took experts largely by surprise.
This is how to prepare for a cyber attack
Experts say like fire and safety drills, regular cybersecurity drills should be conducted by companies.
Why adults need fairy stories
Fairy tales are excellent narratives with which to think through a range of human experiences: joy, disbelief and disappointment (just to name a few).
The militarisation of social media: strategies and challenges
With an estimated 3.8 billion Internet users worldwide, new media in the form of Web 2.0 applications and their user-generated content increasingly rival traditional media as the means of circulating and gathering information.
Sad songs have become less common all over the world
A new study published in the 'Royal Society of Open Science' on 15 November confirms this, to some extent, but adds a few twists.