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Protecting the patents of expensive medicines for longer would affect low-income countries. Jason Reed/ReutersPics

Time for costly medicine monopolies to go from TPP trade talks

Negotiators from 11 countries have been racing to resurrect the near-dead Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit this weekend.
Poul Henningsen’s Artichoke Lamp, viewed from below at London’s Park Plaza Hotel. Doc Searls/Wikimedia Commons

From the mundane to the divine, some of the best-designed products of all time

We asked five design experts – what's your favorite product of all time, and why?
Protesters gather on the National Mall for the Women’s March on Washington during the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency. John Minchillo/AP Photo

Dispatch from DC: On the National Mall, the state of a nation

Inaugural weekends are snapshots of the cultural and political zeitgeist. How did this year's compare to those from 2009 and 2005?
Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

The view from inside the Beltway

I have just returned to Washington DC after four years in Melbourne and three before that in heartland Colorado. There have been some changes in town, such as the new Martin Luther King Memorial and toll…
A vigil in memory of Alton Sterling, who was shot dead by police. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jeffrey Dubinsky

Why is it so hard to improve American policing?

For 50 years, we have worked to make U.S. police more diverse and less intrusive. Why haven't we made more progress?
An EgyptAir plane disappeared from radar en route to Egypt from Paris. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Is commercial aviation as safe and secure as we’re told?

Only six percent of airline accidents in 2015 included fatalities. A security expert argues that a more accurate risk assessment of airline travel would take into account close calls.
Temelin nuclear power plant, Czech Republic. IAEA/Flickr

How to protect nuclear plants from terrorists

Recent terrorist attacks have heightened concerns about the security of nuclear plants. A former top U.S. nuclear regulator says security is weak at many sites worldwide.

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