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Chinese migrants have changed the face of South Africa. Now they’re leaving.

Johannesburg, South Africa<p>Zhu Jianying, the owner of a home goods shop in southwest Johannesburg, plans to leave South Africa as soon as she can. Her store is making less than half of what it was two years ago when it first opened. She worries about security—Chinese traders like herself are often …

South Africa

Giving the far right a voice - The Listening Post (Feature)

Modular farm tower for sites across Africa wins international skyscraper competition

Polish designers Pawel Lipiński and Mateusz Frankowski have envisioned a conceptual high-rise building that would act as a vertical farm, able to be …

Researchers Find A New Way To Make Water From Thin Air

Researchers have come up with a new way to extract water from thin air. Literally.<p>This isn't the first technology that can turn water vapor in the atmosphere into liquid water that people can drink, but researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, …

Carbon Dioxide

Introduction to Philosophy: A Free Online Course

From John Sanders, Professor of Philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, comes <i>Introduction to Philosophy</i>. In 10 lectures, Sanders' course …


How (And When) To Think Like A Philosopher

As an undergraduate, I majored in philosophy — a purportedly useless major, except that it teaches you how to think, write and speak.<p>The skills I was learning from working through papers and arguments extended well beyond the coursework itself, yielding habitual patterns of reasoning that made me a …


Congress will let internet providers sell your data—so rebels devised a way to fool corporations

Last week, the US Congress voted to overturn rules that would have prevented Internet service providers from selling customers’ data without permission. Though the rules had not yet gone into effect, the vote drew considerable attention to the question of how people can better protect their online …