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22 February 2024

Democracy heads for the door

Never before in recent human history have so many votes been cast by so many citizens, with so few admirable...

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Democracy heads for the door

Never before in recent human history have so many votes been cast by so many citizens, with so few admirable...

Cupid swaps his bow for a lab coat

Tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day marks a new era – the game of love is forever changed. Do you remember those magic...

I like to move it, move it

Gone are the days when your heartrate monitor training coach smartwatch needed a battery. Actually, gone are the days of...

The Magnificent Seven blow out

The wild ride of the US tech giants has begun to falter. The ‘Magnificent Seven’ biggest companies – Microsoft, Apple,...

The Great AI Money Heist of Europe

The romantic image of a thief is a well-educated gentleman who eases in through a window, silently cracks the safe...

Technologies triumph over commodities. Sometimes.

There was a time when agricultural and mineral commodities were the source of most economic value, and the favourite investment...

Solving the million ton space puzzle

As basic as it might sound, until we solve cryogenic sleep, the key to space travel and colonizing asteroids and...

New Year: New World

It’s been a decade since the tumultuous events of 2024, when a slew of elections in major economies helped reset...

Democracy heads for the door

Never before in recent human history have so many votes been cast by so many citizens, with so few admirable...

Cupid swaps his bow for a lab coat

Tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day marks a new era – the game of love is forever changed. Do you remember those magic...

I like to move it, move it

Gone are the days when your heartrate monitor training coach smartwatch needed a battery. Actually, gone are the days of...

The Magnificent Seven blow out

The wild ride of the US tech giants has begun to falter. The ‘Magnificent Seven’ biggest companies – Microsoft, Apple,...

The Great AI Money Heist of Europe

The romantic image of a thief is a well-educated gentleman who eases in through a window, silently cracks the safe...

Technologies triumph over commodities. Sometimes.

There was a time when agricultural and mineral commodities were the source of most economic value, and the favourite investment...

Solving the million ton space puzzle

As basic as it might sound, until we solve cryogenic sleep, the key to space travel and colonizing asteroids and...

New Year: New World

It’s been a decade since the tumultuous events of 2024, when a slew of elections in major economies helped reset...

AI killed the Christmas romcom

Imagine channel surfing, looking for a feelgood movie while the snow is falling outside, the Christmas tree is lit up,...

Dollar breaks parity with Euro

It’s been several decades since the Euro was launched at roughly one to the Dollar. For years after that, the...

The Great Green Wall of Africa

The leaves rustled faintly in the light warm breeze. The last of the muezzin’s morning calls to prayer echoed across...

Climate costs sink EU economy

Henri, walking down Paris’s Champs-Elysees, noticed a quieter ambiance than usual, a stark contrast to the once-vibrant Parisian streets. Yet...

Silicon Valley in the heart of Africa

Tanzania’s innovation center in the heart of Africa challenges global stereotypes

The last nail in Black Friday’s coffin

Yesterday’s madly anticipated Black Friday sale can best be described by the sound of air escaping from a punctured party...

Supercaps deal deadly blow to lithium

Lithium was in high demand for LFP batteries to store excess solar power. but now it’s graphite that’s the hot...

China wins the small nuclear race

China is proving its leadership in nuclear energy by connecting the first true small modular reactor (SMR) to its national...

Titanic solution for the diesel dilemma

The world is in a bind: there is too much oil and not enough diesel. Oil demand has dropped as...

Crash of the century

It’s 20 years since the Global Financial Crisis sent markets reeling and governments scrambling to stabilize their economies. Low interest...

The crouching tiger pounces

It’s official, India is now the second largest global economy. Having joined the club of economic giants in 2025 in...

Ready, Set, STOP!

EU announces travel ban to save the climate

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