Coal train in Missouri. Assigning a social cost to carbon emissions puts a price on activities that generate them, such as burning fossil fuels.
To weigh the economic impact of climate change policies, we need to estimate the social cost of carbon. An economist explains how it's done and why the Trump administration shouldn't end the practice.
An insider can bypass many layers of security.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Basic safeguards are not enough to protect against insider threats. It requires rethinking how to overcome the biases that cause us to dismiss the danger.
President Trump has ordered federal agencies to cut two regulations for every new one they enact – ignoring the fact that many regulations produce large social benefits.
In Somalia a programme was launched to train people in the handling and processing of fish to reduce waste.
The gains reported in 2016 went hand in hand with overall growth in Africa over the last two decades.
At the continental level the book contributed to discussions that led to two African Union summits on agriculture and food security.
Embassy of Equatorial Guinea/Flickr
Book on agricultural innovation has had key policy impacts at the micro and macro level.
President Elect Trump has pulled off a remarkable victory.
Trump has won the White House by offering a vision of a bygone era, in favour of a more cosmopolitan, sophisticated future.
How long should voters have to wait? Hartford, Connecticut in 2012.
Republicans want voter ID laws. Democrats want more access to the ballot. Why do we have to choose?
Une conférence de presse insaisissable (le 15 septembre 2016)
L'analyse détaillée de la couverture médiatique de la campagne permet de découvrir ce qui retient l'attention des journaux et des chaînes de télé - et, in fine, des électeurs.
Voice of America
After North Korea's fifth nuclear test on Sept. 9, the U.S. is calling for tighter global sanctions. New research shows that this strategy actually helps North Korea.
An elusive Clinton press conference on Sept. 15, 2016.
How is the Trump-Clinton contest being covered by the country's major newspapers and broadcasters? We look at the data.
A woman in northern Ethiopia feeds her chickens. Bill Gates has estimated that a farmer breeding five hens could generate up to $1,000 a year.
The factors limiting poultry production are similar to those affecting the rest of the agricultural systems.
Aerial view of the Pentagon, September 14, 2001.
The National Incident Management System (NIMS), created after 9/11, has helped government agencies respond to large-scale emergencies, including mass shootings and the Boston Marathon bombing.
Resistance to new technologies tends to be driven by perceptions rather than actual evidence.
Human resistance to innovation can be an obstacle to solving major global challenges.
Viewing wildlife in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
National Park Service/Flickr
A study estimates that Americans would pay $92 billion yearly in extra taxes to protect national parks. But the Trump Administration's budget calls for cuts.
Some farmers are suspicious of technological innovation. But technology can really help them.
It's been proved that prizes can boost cultural innovation. The same is certainly true for innovation in agriculture – which Africa desperately needs.
There is very little evidence that commodity producing countries diversify their economies by adding value to their raw materials.
The downturn in the commodity boom will not automatically lead to diversification of Africa's economies. This can only be achieved through a focus on creating learning economies driven by innovation.
Trump or Cruz? Whom to choose?
A survey of 1,200 voters provides insight into which candidate is closest to the median American voter on the issues.
An electoral officer in Benin.
A classical political science debate focuses on whether democracy is dependent on development. The director of the Electoral Integrity Project revisits the issue using new data from African elections.
Votes are counted during Minnesota’s Democratic caucus.
America is not a shining example for developing democracies. Many of the electoral issues arise long before a single vote is cast.
The site of an al-Qaida attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in January 2016.
Western commentators tend to see ISIS and al-Qaida attacks as fueled by ideology. But in Africa, such attacks are more often turf wars in the illicit drug trade.