A cleaner walks past a promotional poster at an Africa Development bank meeting in Shanghai. Western perceptions of China’s investments in Africa are off the mark.
Contrary to Western views, China is in Africa for business. Between 1998 and 2012, about 2000 Chinese firms invested in 49 countries on the African continent.
Observing the foreflipper clap.
The way sea lions swim is unique among fish and marine mammals. Their technique provides a biomechanical model to design agile underwater vehicles... but first we have to figure out how they do it.
Trade minister Andrew Robb attends negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership in Sydney last year.
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Over the next few weeks, the trade minister will be under intense pressure to renege on the government’s commitment to reject anything in the Trans Pacific Partnership that could undermine the PBS.
What does it take to lift the Olympic rings?
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Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games failed due to a lack of leadership, not the price tag.
The EPA seemed to think the benefits so outweighed the costs that the latter weren’t worth considering.
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Regulations that do significantly more harm than good are never appropriate, as the court concluded.
Bill aims for more transparency in reguluations.
A bill to require regulatory agencies to consider the cost of complying before they're created will lead to better decisions.
More than just a cyber “whodunnit.”
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Many questions remain about the hack on government employee data but the US has to treat the data theft as a high-level diplomatic incident.
If the proposals are agreed, they could delay the market entry of generic medicines in the region – and the impact will be felt around the world.
Seven rounds of negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership have already taken place with virtually no public debate. The next round of negotiations begins today in Kyoto, Japan.
Even for middle-class families, the growing costs of youth sports can be a huge burden.
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In a $5 billion industry, there's no longer a level playing field.
Chimpanzees are wily enough to adapt in some ways when people encroach on their turf.
Apes and people are sharing habitat more than ever. As apes are pushed into novel situations, we can see how they adapt and maybe find clues into early human evolution.
Concern about international students displacing domestic ones, are misplaced.
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The number of international students on American campuses has increased by 55%. Are they taking the place of American students ?
A 1964 Soviet stamp depicts William Shakespeare.
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Centuries before the internet, Shakespeare became a global phenomenon.
Will negotiators play a game of chicken or be able to clink champagne glasses over a nice chicken dinner?
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Much is at stake as negotiators meet in New York this week in hopes of aligning disparate transatlantic regulations.
Can Twitter fill in the gaps for social research?
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Understanding public opinion can help officials target messages during a health crisis. But current survey methods aren't good at generating representative samples. Can Twitter fill in the gaps?
Should the EPA figure the cost of reducing mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants for health reasons?
A Supreme Court case could undo a key piece of the Obama's environmental agenda, which hinges on whether the EPA should consider the costs of air pollution controls from coal plants.
Architect and designer Michael Graves in a 1962 photograph. Graves passed away earlier this month.
From his line of Target homeware to his one-of-a-kind buildings, Michael Graves was inspired by the basic needs of everyday people.
Would anyone like a slice of my π pie?
3/14/15 on the calendar approximates the first five digits of the mathematical constant π. Math nerds will celebrate with baked goods, but π is a deeper, nobler entity.
Still a few kinks to be worked out.
We can already track plenty of body data, but to really make a difference, wearables need to consistently collect clinically valuable information that can be used to improve health.
Bullet holes from the Copenhagen attack.
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What makes some communities more vulnerable to the use of violence than others?
Obama chose Stanford University, the heart of Silicon Valley, to announce measures to defend cyberattacks.
Cybersecurity at the national level requires information sharing across industries and government – emerging models how this can be done effectively.