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Bill Gates Talks to TIME About the Three Myths of Global Aid

It’s easy to get fed up when you’re trying to save the world. Progress can be slow, setbacks are constant and few people appreciate exactly what …

Airline bomb plot suspect to be freed from controls

The man, known as AM, is one of seven dangerous suspects who, by Sunday, will have been freed from counter-terror orders designed to restrict their movements and activities.<p>A suspected would-be suicide bomber linked to a major plot to blow up airliners will be freed from all terror controls within …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Does mankind need to get serious about global threats?

Is humanity prepared for a catastrophic disease or a man-made environmental crisis that could wipe out our species? Or are we incapable of taking threats seriously enough until it is too late?<p>Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Laurie Garrett fears humanity is taking a lacklustre approach to facing up to …

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Zidisha Launches A Kickstarter-Style Micro-Lending Platform For Low-Income Entrepreneurs In Developing Countries

When it comes to lending and borrowing money, banks have long been at the center of the equation. However, with the proliferation of new information technologies, mobile devices and the good old Web, new methods of borrowing and lending have emerged that are slowly toppling the bank-centric model. …

Winter whites: fashion for all ages – in pictures

Each week, the Weekend fashion team pick a range of outfits that represent a current trend and style them for different age groups. This week that look is winter whites, which are huge on the high street at the moment, and show how this potentially tricky look can work whatever your age