Mark Silver

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The World’s New Population Time Bomb: Too Few People

Developed world’s working-age population to start declining next year, threatening global growth in decades ahead<p>Ever since the global financial crisis, economists have groped for reasons to explain why growth in the U.S. and abroad has repeatedly disappointed, citing everything from fiscal …

Economics

The Gene Hackers

A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before.<p>At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. He is also among the most accomplished. In 1999, while still a high-school student, in Des …

The 27 hottest Israeli startups of 2015

2015 has been a record-breaker for VC funding. The valuations of young companies are skyrocketing and private-equity bankers have arrived in droves, as have Chinese investors.<p>It all adds up to a very healthy tech community, overflowing with innovation.<p>We recently visited Israel and met with many, …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

The Cop

Darren Wilson was not indicted for shooting Michael Brown. Many people question whether justice was done.<p>Darren Wilson, the former police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an eighteen-year-old African-American, in Ferguson, Missouri, has been living for several months on a nondescript …

Jian Ghomeshi: How he got away with it

Jian Ghomeshi’s behaviour was an open secret, going back to his university days. Not that anyone took action. In fact, the CBC made him a</i> …

The little girl who may hold the secret to aging

Mackenzee Wittke, a five-year-old Alberta girl with the body of an infant, might just hold the genetic key to how we age<p>Every year, on her birthday, …

New study suggests street harassment is widespread

Stop Street Harassment, a nonprofit working to end sexual harassment in public spaces, just released the first national study on street harassment. Titled “Unsafe and Harassed in Public Spaces: A National Street Harassment Report,” it consists of data reported by 2,000 people surveyed by market …