New research concludes that there are many “Lost Einsteins” in America – children who had the ability to become inventors but didn’t because of where they were born.
A new analysis shows how family background influences who grows up to invent. The key to turning things around? Expose kids to more inventors.
Hydropower plays a massive role electrifying many countries.
Large hydropower dams planned for parts of Africa could double its current capacity. But several factors like climate conditions around the dams could put the security of electricity supply at risk.
Chinese President Xi Jinping reviews the guard of honour on a state visit to Zimbabwe.
A narrow interest in whether Beijing actively pushed for Mugabe’s fall is based on the assumption that the China-Africa relationship is an isolated phenomenon.
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Technology enables many ways of interacting. We need to be more specific and scientific.
Popular claims about media harm don’t always stack up against the evidence.
The rise in student-on-student sexual assaults at school has been linked to the sexualisation of kids, and their easy access to online pornography.
China’s proposed one belt, one road route map
China has launched a quietly aggressive global trade, development and infrastructure initiative based on the ancient Silk Road model. But is Africa welcome on the journey to renewed prosperity?
Financial inclusion has been touted as one of the solutions to addressing poverty in South Africa.
Entities at the centre of the storm engulfing South Africa's social grants distribution system have claimed to be champions of financial inclusion. The claim in itself is scandalous.
In a nation where urban living is the ultimate attainment, some households are bracing against the surging tide of development.
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There is a way to get homes where we need them, and it's about making the most of what we've already got.
The United Nations has seldom been under more pressure to prove it's valuable. But it might have found a way.
Vladimir Putin's aggressive nuclear strategy threatens to unpick decades of careful negotiation.
Another 'last chance' has been missed. But while talks disintegrate, islanders are just getting on with peace in practice.
Donald Trump’s reinvention of the royal fiat as rule-by-tweet, or ‘twiat’, is anti-democratic and needs to be resisted.
Donald Trump is reinventing the royal fiat by novel means: the rule-by-tweet, or 'twiat'. This move is not an extension of popular democracy, but its enemy, and it needs to be resisted.
Space exploration and exploitation has changed a lot in 50 years.
The Outer Space Treaty, now 50 years old, has so far never been violated. But things could be about to change.
Social networks built on blockchain technology, such as Steemit, promise a far more democratic experience.
South Africa’s opinion of its role in Africa is at odds with perceptions on the continent.
South Africa considers itself to be playing a key role in promoting the 'African Agenda' in continental and world affairs. But perceptions in the rest of Africa tell a different story.
A president’s words have incalculable diplomatic power.
Decades – even centuries – have gone into building the diplomatic protocols on which we all rely. Is all that work being undone?
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The island's leaders are meeting in Geneva to discuss the prospect of reunification. Here's what is on the negotiating table.
Continue cooperation is crucial.
London and Brussels should be constructive about Brexit – for both their financial benefit.
Nearly 60% of pilots say they know of colleagues who are tired at work.