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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.
The top causes of death for women and how to combat them
According to recent data, women have a one in three chance of suffering from cardiovascular conditions such as ischemic or hypertensive heart disease.
These are the world’s 7 best-run cities
The league table, compiled by JLL, a global real estate services firm, has remained more or less the same since its launch in 2013. But there are changes on the horizon.
Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis, explained simply
The thesis covers several topics, including recently discovered gravitational radiation.
Here's why we love to be scared
Whether we love or hate to experience fear, it’s hard to deny that we certainly revere it – devoting an entire holiday to the celebration of fear.
5 things you need to know about strokes
While stroke incidence and mortality rates in high income countries have been on the decline, progress remains slow and uneven.
The most powerful passport in the world...
The 2017 Global Passport Power Rank, produced by advisory firm Arton Capital, put Singapore at the top of its list.
How migration is changing the world’s cities
A new report by the World Economic Forum looks at these patterns of migration and how they affect the world’s cities.
Success has no gender, so the media and society need to change
Television commercials are particularly guilty, frequently casting women in subservient domestic roles.
Sleep 101: This is what happens to your brain when you don't get enough zzz's
Sleep is more important for our brains than you may realise.
Why you made all those mistakes as a teenager
In their article, the authors note that the brain development theory fails to take into account the implications of different kinds of risk taking.
6 ways our health would suffer on a trip to Mars
How will those who make the trip cope with the mental and physical rigors of the journey? What role will isolation and stress play? And what are the health dangers?
Funny people are also more intelligent, according to new research
Researchers in Austria recently discovered that funny people, particularly those who enjoy dark humour, have higher IQs than their less funny peers.