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    How to use maths to tackle epidemics

    At the sharp end of the fight against Ebola and other infectious diseases are courageous people who work… more

  • People use computers at an internet cafe in the Hodan area of Mogadishu Forum Article

    How can we close the broadband gap?

    You don’t need to be a grandparent or even have a particularly long memory to recall a time when… more

  • U.S. Trade Representative Froman and Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Lim meet with pacific rim trade ministers including Japan’s Economics Minister Amari during news conference in Singapore Forum Article

    Could the TPP help to end currency wars?

    Looking for ways to stimulate economic growth and create jobs, US President Barack Obama’s administration… more

  • Influenza virus cells are high-lighted through a florescent microscope at the WHO National Influenza Center in Bangkok Forum Article

    How does the flu virus make us sick?

    Viral infections always follow a similar course. The pathogen infiltrates the host cells and uses their… more

  • Health worker is reflected in a mirror as he prepares protective equipment near Rokupa Hospital Forum Article

    Ebola’s economic toll

    Of the 16 countries in West Africa only three – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – are affected… more

  • The sun sets on the minarets and the Great Pyramids of Giza in Old Cairo Forum Article

    Why Egypt’s economic woes are overstated

    If macroeconomic indicators are to be believed, Egypt’s economic growth has ground… more

  • Ward physician Thomas Klotzkowski and doctor for tropical medicine Florian Steiner put on protective suits Forum Article

    Could maths help contain Ebola?

    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be spiralling out of control. More than ever, local and… more

  • The ETH researcher’s measuring equipment with diamond in the centre. Forum Article

    A high-resolution MRI breakthrough

    For the first time, researchers have succeeded to detect a single hydrogen atom using magnetic resonance… more

  • corruption and globalization Global Agenda Councils Article

    Has globalization made corruption worse?

    Leaders today, regardless of whether they work in the public or private sector, face no shortage of… more

  • People from different nationalities are seen in Dubai Forum Article

    How to reverse the brain drain

    In 1968, while studying at the Mons Officer Cadet School in the United Kingdom, I needed… more

  • Chocolate coins of the bank of Japan building design are sold in a vending machine at a currency museum of the Bank of Japan in Tokyo Forum Article

    Should interest rates be set years in advance?

    “Mensch tracht, und Gott lacht” is a Yiddish proverb – men plan and God laughs. Woody Allen puts the… more

  • Big Issue vendor Simon Mott demonstrates using his Chip and Pin device outside South Kensington Tube Station in London Forum Article

    Why we should try to make cash obsolete

    If I could make one change that would reap potential benefits, it would be to eliminate cash from society… more