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Yes, Mathematics Can Be Decolonised. Here’s How To Begin

<b>At a time when decolonisation, part of which involves changing the content of what’s taught, is dominating debate at many universities, the</b> …

Mathematics

The Diet That Helps Fight Climate Change

<b>You don’t have to go vegan to fight climate change. Research shows that small changes to our diets can make big differences.</b><p>This video is from …

Climate

Israeli Spies Spied Russian Spies Spying On American Spy

No, it actually isn’t the plot of a movie. It’s a chain of events described in a <i>New York Times</i> article claiming that Israeli intelligence agents …

Surveillance

The Rise And Fall Of The Assyrian Empire

Before the sun never set on the British Empire; before Genghis Khan swept the steppe; before Rome extended its influence to encircle the …

Mesopotamia

South Korean Youths: ‘We’re Too Busy For Reunification’

“We have no interest in [Korea] reunification. We’re just too busy.”<p>The Korean War may have driven decades of families apart but the idea of …

North Korea

This Striking Feature Of Manila Makes It An Emblematic Global City

Tokyo, London, New York, Paris, Manila. Few would think of Manila atop a list of the 21st century’s premiere cities. Nor would most think of the …

Asia

Debating The British Empire’s ‘Legacy’ Is Pointless – This Is Still An Imperial World

As the march towards Brexit rekindles arguments over British nationalism and the strength and merits of the union between England and Scotland, the …

World History

What People Get Wrong About Climate Change

When discussing climate change, it’s not about saving the planet.<p>195 countries just made a historic agreement to battle climate change. But it’s easy …

Climate

More Than Just Sanctuary, Migrants Need Social Citizenship

<b>In 1975, the English author John Berger wrote about the political implications of immigration, at a time when one in seven workers in the factories</b> …

Immigration

How Is The United States Such A Powerful Superpower & Yet Americans Seem To Be So Stupid?

I mean, seriously, haven’t we all pondered this at one time or another – or just about every frickin’ day since November, 2016, when 63 million …

Health Care

With Smart Cities, Your Every Step Will Be Recorded

Modern cities are brimming with objects that receive, collect and transmit data. This includes mobile phones but also objects actually embedded into …

Smart Cities

What We Can Expect From China’s Economy In 2018

In 2017, we saw the consolidation of China’s power and influence globally, and of Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s power nationally. This year, …

China

Here’s How

<b>Religious faith is deeply ingrained in the way cities look and function. In the past, cities were often built with places of worship at their centre,</b> …

Urbanism

Singapore’s Prime Minister : Nobody Wants A Trade War

<b>Trade friction between China and the United States has been brewing for some time. But with the Trump administration’s announcement of unilateral</b> …

Globalization

How The World’s First Subway System Was Built

It was the dawn of 1863, and London’s not-yet-opened subway system — the first of its kind in the world — had the city in an uproar. Most people …

Transportation

The Rise Of The Rest (Of The World)

American cities still have the edge when it comes to high-tech startups and venture capital, but other parts of the world are rapidly catching up.<p>The …

Venture Capital

Could Singapore Hold The Secret To Preparing Workers For An Uncertain Future?

<b>It’s called second-skilling: developing your skills for a new job while you’re still working. The Asian city-state is investing in its citizens so</b> …

Employment

Why Getting Back To The Moon Is So Damn Hard

<b>The $20 million Lunar X Prize was supposed to send startups into space. The cost turned out to be far higher than the reward—but the competitors were</b> …

Space Exploration

Why Silicon Valley Billionaires Are Prepping For The Apocalypse In New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter …

New Zealand

The Global Housing Crisis

<b>Scarce, unaffordable housing is not a local problem in a few places, but is baked into the 21st-century global city. It’s time for cities, nations,</b> …

Housing

How The U.S. Needs To Prepare For The Age Of Artificial Intelligence

<b>Government indifference toward AI could let the US lose ground to rival countries. But what would a good AI plan actually look like?</b><p>Politicians …

Artificial Intelligence

Three Urban Prototypes For Future Living

Before I started working on real-world robots, I wrote about their fictional and historical ancestors. This isn’t so far removed from what I do now. …

Smart Cities

It’s Time To Regulate ‘Smart City’ Technology, Too

This isn’t just about Facebook: When Google is building cities and cars are turning into data-harvesting machines, the need for laws that protect …

Privacy

People Who Live In Diverse Neighbourhoods Are More Helpful – Here’s How We Know

<b>Whether or not diversity is a good thing is still a topic of much debate. Though many businesses tout the benefits of diversity, American political</b> …

Social Sciences

We Need Bigger Cities, But We Also Need Unique Cities

<b>“If you don’t want processed food, why do you want processed cities?” asks architect Vishaan Chakrabarti.</b><p>Think of the pedestrian bridges of Venice, …

Urban Design

Singapore Photographer : ‘I’ve lost the city I used to shoot’

<b>Lui Hock Seng, an 81-year-old photographer, is nostalgic for the long-vanished Singapore he used to capture.</b><p>This feature originally appeared in <b>BBC</b>, …

Photography

How To Assess Political Stability? Follow The Bread Path

<b>When Egyptians were protesting in 2011, they held up piece of bread and demanded “bread, freedom and social justice”. Since the 2007-8 and 2010-11</b> …

Africa

Why Is Bashar Al-Assad Still In Power?

<b>The Syrian leader has survived seven years of conflict that has devastated much of the country he presides over.</b><p>Assad has received military and …

Middle East

Why Good Hackers Make Good Citizens

Hacking is about more than mischief-making or political subversion. As <b>Catherine Bracy</b> describes in this spirited talk, it can be just as much a force …

Urbanization

Forget ‘Smart’

Since September, I have worked in, or visited, 18 cities in Europe, Australia, and the United States, listening throughout for common messages of …

Smart Cities