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    Interview: A new way to understand the human brain

    Cutting edge techniques that use light waves to visualize and stimulate the brain could offer hope for sufferers of… more

  • A sister of the Franciscan order plays with children in Lambare city, near Asuncion Social Entrepreneurs Article

    The app changing the way we look at poverty

    If we’re aiming to not simply alleviate poverty but eliminate it altogether, we need to understand its causes. But we… more

  • Pigeons perch near a banner showing a Euro coin on the facade of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels Forum Article

    Should the EU have the power to set taxes?

    Central bankers are often proud to be boring. Not Mario Draghi. Two years ago, in July 2012, Draghi, the president of… more

  • A worker sweeps the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Forum Article

    How can the US create jobs that pay a decent wage?

    Something unusual happened this year. For the first time in almost ten years, a book by an economist made it to… more

  • RTR3I979 Forum Article

    How can we give Ugandans a more secure old age?

    A typical Ugandan woman gives birth to an average of seven children, far higher than for other countries, including… more

  • Hazara students gather before attending class at Ummat Public School in Mehrabad Forum Article

    Three problems with education targets

    Since the early 1960s (at the conference of Addis Ababa), and with the best intentions, the international community has… more

  • The sun casts a shadow and spectral halo effect on clouds as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s aircraft departs Tel Aviv for Geneva Technology Pioneers Article

    Why you can’t afford to ignore the internet of things

    The internet of things (IoT) is a powerful, unstoppable, world-changing force. Analysts predict that 20 billion to 30… more

  • File photo of trader Mario Picone working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Forum Article

    Why the great recession is now a depression

    First it was the 2007 financial crisis. Then it became the 2008 financial crisis. Next it was the downturn of… more

  • A South Sudanese man works at a mobile phone charging kiosk at the Tzaipi refugee camp in Adjumani Forum Article

    Can mobile phones really cut conflict in Africa?

    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and new media have often been viewed as a solution to Africa’s… more

  • A woman walks out of an Internal Revenue Service office in New York Forum Article

    Why US corporate tax needs reform

    An increasing number of US companies are making plans to shift their headquarters to Europe. These so-called… more

  • A woman holding an umbrella looks at her cellphone outside a brokerage in Tokyo Forum Article

    Why growth is stalling in big economies

    Relapse is the rule in the post-crisis global economy. In the United States, Japan and Europe, GDP growth faltered… more

  • A traditional light bulb with carbon filament is displayed at a do-it-yourself store in Dortmund Forum Article

    17 must-read stories for the weekend

    1. How should the internet be governed? Join the #NETmundial debate as the Forum hosts talks on the next era of the… more