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Gita Gopinath will be IMF's first female chief economist
The IMF, OECD and the World Bank all now have women in top economic positions.
Japan’s flooded airport demonstrates threat from rising seas
Serving 80,000 passengers a day, the airport was built on land reclaimed from the sea to minimise noise pollution and protests over land rights, and designed to withstand storm surges sending seawater 2.7 metres high.
What is healthy ageing? And how can we achieve it?
In fact, life expectancy at birth in the US has risen by more than 30 years in barely more than a century to a current 78.6 years.
World’s best universities
A look at the 10 universities leading the World University Rankings 2019, and a few interesting new additions.
Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2018 is sixth lowest on record
The 12 smallest summer lows in the satellite record have all occurred in the last twelve years.
Is an arms race in space inevitable?
A National Aeronautics and Space Council was originally established in 1958, and then re-established (and renamed) in 1989, to centralise authority over space policymaking for the United States.
6 myths holding back the role of women as peace builders
Greater efforts by policy-makers, academics and practitioners have been committed to promote inclusive and gender-sensitive peace processes.
Britain after Brexit and the impact on the geopolitical landscape
Despite what geography might suggest, the UK isn’t an island in foreign policy terms and becoming a less reliable partner as a consequence of the destabilising process of leaving the EU could jeopardise the networks and coalitions the UK has built up over decades.
How climate change and conflict are linked
A SIPRI study reveals climate change can have a significant effect on the causes and dynamics of violent conflict. It also shows the urgent need to carry out more detailed research.
8 mistakes executives make when digitising their business
Last year, according to World Economic Forum figures, private sector global spending on digitising business operations exceeded $1.2 trillion dollars, yet just 5% of executives reported being satisfied with the results.
What we can learn from Isis about using the internet to counter terrorism
The fame of the so-called Islamic State (Isis) would not have been possible without the internet and the reach of broadband connectivity, even in bombed-out cities and towns.
What will the future really look like?
The future isn’t science fiction - it’s coming fast, and for some of us it’s already here, writes Rebecca Ivey.
3 reasons why China is the global drones leader
A breakneck innovation culture, a geographic profile that demands new logistics thinking and government backing have made China a drones powerhouse.
How urbanites can be divided to help make cities fit for all
Digital information could help city planners to design cities to work for many types of people.
Don’t understand the US-China trade war? This metaphor could help
The deadlock between the US and China is a hugely complicated issue, with dizzying amounts of money at stake. Can a sporting analogy help break it down?
5 things to know about future of jobs
These are some of the trends likely to influence the world of work between now and 2022, according to the World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs report 2018.
Technology can help us meet some of our greatest needs. Here's how
Because technology is finding its way into so many aspects of human endeavour, it is no surprise that many major technology companies have made the case that they are adapting their products to the digital south.
Why artificial intelligence is learning emotional intelligence
With artificial intelligence (AI), change management and process reengineering get reinvented.