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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.
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.