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  • brain Forum Article

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jenna Sampson, a community relations manager at Twitter, works on the company’s rooftop deck in San Francisco Forum Article

    The internet must be managed from the bottom up

    In a speech to the UN General Assembly in September 2013, after Snowden’s revelations, Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s… more

  • liver cells Technology Pioneers Article

    How printable organs will change the future of medicine

    Over the past 20 years, annual spending on biopharma R & D has almost tripled to more than $50 billion. At the same… more

  • A worker harvests fresh produce from a tower at Sky Greens vertical farm in Singapore Forum Article

    Could vertical farms feed the world?

    The challenge of ensuring adequate, nutrient-rich food for an expanding global population is a daunting one, especially… more