Developing Countries

You Can Actually Do Something Good With Those Eclipse Glasses

Congratulations to those of you who used proper solar eclipse glasses and witnessed the phenomenon without permanently damaging your vision. Good …

Science

Study finds probiotics can boost health for babies in developing world

A new study found targeted probiotics — strains of beneficial bacteria — can reduce sepsis and other potentially life-threatening conditions in …

Medicine

Citi Says Emerging Markets Increasingly Reliant on ETF Flows

Add Citigroup Inc. to the list of analysts and investors concerned by the bumper inflows into emerging-market ETFs this year.<p>After attracting almost …

Economy

The Smiley Index: Ranking Countries, Companies & Jobs by 'Smileyness'

Who smiles at work? Ranking countries, companies, and job titles by propensity to smile.

United States

How a local coffee store is killing STARBUCKS in Colombia.

“Business as usual” is a contradiction in developing countries or, at least that’s what I keep reading from (HBR), throughout the years companies …

Coffee

Open-Fire Cooking is Full of Tradition—and Health Hazards

In many developing countries, cooking over an open flame is part necessity, part culture, but lack of access to safe stoves causes respiratory issues …

Search

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MIT

Podcast: Atul Bhatnagar of Cambium Networks on wireless connectivity to developing world by CBS News Radio - Listen to music

Bond Bulls See Emerging-Market Local Notes as Best Bet on Dollar

A slumping U.S. dollar is boosting the appeal of local bonds from emerging markets.<p>Ashmore Group Plc says they’re the best bet in the fixed-income …

Economy

News24.com | Invest in educating our girls

Educating women strengthens economies and increases the quality of their lives, writes <b>Busisiwe Seabe</b>.

News (South Africa)

How can life-extending treatments be available for all?

Research into biological ageing suggests that humans might one day be able to prolong youth and postpone death. When that time comes, extended youth …

Longevity

Who will solve the developing world’s identity crisis?

When Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala became Nigeria’s finance minister 14 years ago, she faced plenty of challenges: corrupt politicians, violent gangs, …

Identity

Government spends twice as much abroad on fossil fuels as renewable energy

The Government has been accused of undermining its own efforts to tackle climate change after new research revealed it is investing twice as much in …

Renewable Energy

Commentary: Manufacturing flocks to new corners of Asia, but must first overcome China's pull

If Asian economies are to succeed in tapping on manufacturing to boost economic growth, they must first displace China, argues the Financial Times’ …

Economics

A Chinese City Demolished 36 Buildings In 20 Seconds With This Feat Of Engineering

China’s unprecedented economic growth in recent years has been unlike anything the world has seen, due largely to the fact that China was hardly a …

Good News

“Educate to survive:” The key to Singapore’s educational success

Q: Is Singaporean education the number one in the world?<p>It all depends by what it meant by number one in education. If you go by international …

Education

China Hopes For 'Concrete Cooperation' At BRICS Summit

"I think this year's summit in Xiamen will produce more practical and concrete cooperation, and improve trust and confidence among BRICS," Shen Yi, …

China

I Went From Wall Street to Providing Water for Developing Countries: How to Find your Personal Legend

Have you ever struggled in deciding what to do with your life? Recently I have founded Elliot For Water, a Google that creates water every time you …

Paulo Coelho

What travel is not and what it is

I woke up this morning to read a post from another travel blogger that lit a fire in my belly.<p>I usually don’t get upset by what other people write, …

Travel (Australia)

Tinder Is Cracking Down On The Absolute Worst Type Of Profile Picture

But their suggested replacement ain't much better<p>It's never been clear why so many people on Tinder opt for a picture of them with a captive, drugged …

Tinder

Avoiding The Engineer-Saviour Trap

The random seaside holidays of Hackaday staffers rarely sow the seeds of our articles, but my most recent trip had something slightly unusual about …

Isle of Wight

Developing world hits 98.7 per cent mobile phone adoption

200 million more to come online in 2017 as 30 million ditch the landlineThe world has more mobile phone subscriptions than people, according to the …

Hopkins to use $300 million federal grant to promote public health programs in developing countries

The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs has received a five-year award worth up to $300 million to support the creation of programs that …

Public Health

Climate Change: The Catastrophic Impact on Developing Countries

The Paris Agreement on climate change, signed in November 2016, was the first time all the world’s nations (except Nicaragua and Syria) signed up to …

Climate

Post-Brexit diplomacy: Can the UK hope to exert leverage at the UN without recourse to the EU?

<b></b><b></b><i>When it comes to international diplomacy, the UK has benefited considerably from being part of the EU. But can it maintain its influence at the UN</i> …

Brexit

Breastfeeding Moms In Developing Nations Have It Even Harder Than In Canada

Do you ever feel like there is so much going on with your body that you don't understand? Especially as women, there are so many things that …

Pregnancy

Stop blaming poor countries’ poverty on corruption—sometimes it’s just bad luck

There was a time when the predominant view worldwide as to why poor people and countries were poor involved the circumstances they were in—they lacked the money for the roads, factories, and power that would spur industrialization, or the education and healthcare that would make them productive. …

Big Ideas

Are Major Money Transfer Operators Sowing The Seeds Of Their Own Demise?

Remittances are a growing and lucrative business, with worldwide transfers expected to reach over $600 billion in 2017.<p>Traditional money transfer …

FinTech

Scientists develop improved, potentially safer Zika vaccine: Tobacco plant-produced vaccine could also be less costly, targeted for the developing world

Tobacco plant-produced vaccine could also be less costly, targeted for the developing world<p>Researchers have developed the world's first plant-based …

Arizona State University

Racing into Machine Learning: Data Readiness and the Developing World

Racing Into Machine Learning: Data Readiness & the Developing World<p>August 1, 2017  By : Matt Grasser<p>Machine Learning (ML) technology can help us …

Machine Learning