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Construction of the Nicaragua Canal has begun and it could transform world trade. But it could also bring irreversible damage

What will the Nicaragua Canal mean for locals?

Construction of the Nicaragua Canal has begun and it could transform world trade. But it could also bring irreversible damage

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Social network participation among Fortune 500 CEOs Positive trends point to a US embrace of solar power
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Relaunch of Tidal service sees rapper join forces with other leading artists to compete against Spotify and Apple
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Jay-Z causes storm with Tidal music streaming service

Relaunch of Tidal service sees rapper join forces with other leading artists to compete against Spotify and Apple

Technology Alyson Dutch of Axiom Foods explains how a rise in gluten allergies and consumer suspicion of genetically modified grains is creating new opportunities for rice producers

Axiom Foods on new approaches to global food challenges

Alyson Dutch of Axiom Foods explains how a rise in gluten allergies and consumer suspicion of genetically modified grains is creating new opportunities for rice producers

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Technology Great minds have warned that artificial intelligence, once it surpasses human intelligence, could destroy its creator. Only if we let it, says Aaran Fronda

Artificial intelligence is scary. But that doesn’t mean we should stop it

Great minds have warned that artificial intelligence, once it surpasses human intelligence, could destroy its creator. Only if we let it, says Aaran Fronda

Business Whether you smoke it or not, the history of cannabis in the US is important: it exposes the ignorance, prejudice and hypocrisy that go into lawmaking

A smear campaign: a history of the US’ relationship with cannabis

Whether you smoke it or not, the history of cannabis in the US is important: it exposes the ignorance, prejudice and hypocrisy that go into lawmaking

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Technology Scientists are developing a way of editing genes to prevent illnesses, and some major pharmaceutical companies think it could revolutionise healthcare

Gene therapy could eradicate cancer and heart disease

Scientists are developing a way of editing genes to prevent illnesses, and some major pharmaceutical companies think it could revolutionise healthcare

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Perspectives Mainstream economic models, built as they are on selfish behaviour, are inadequate to deal with the world’s most pressing problems. Happily, research suggests we can train ourselves to care as much about each other as we do about money

Compassion can be fostered in our species, and economic models

Mainstream economic models, built as they are on selfish behaviour, are inadequate to deal with the world’s most pressing problems. Happily, research suggests we can train ourselves to care as much about each other as we do about money

Energy A growing number of public and private organisations have announced plans to divest from fossil fuel holdings

Goodbye to fossil fuel holdings: why are companies divesting?

A growing number of public and private organisations have announced plans to divest from fossil fuel holdings

Strategy For all the apps swirling around the web, very few have worked out the best way to make money. Jules Gray looks up from his phone to ask why

Tinder and other apps struggle to monetise their offerings

For all the apps swirling around the web, very few have worked out the best way to make money. Jules Gray looks up from his phone to ask why

Business TV ratings service Nielsen is finally set to offer an online measurement service, just as networks get to grips with the internet’s potential

Television enters the digital age

TV ratings service Nielsen is finally set to offer an online measurement service, just as networks get to grips with the internet’s potential

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Energy Scientists may have uncovered a way of making nuclear power safer and cheaper, but it remains to be seen if the world can re-embrace such a controversial energy source

Nuclear energy experiences resurgence thanks to technological breakthroughs

Scientists may have uncovered a way of making nuclear power safer and cheaper, but it remains to be seen if the world can re-embrace such a controversial energy source

Strategy Coursera, a Silicon Valley start-up, is taking strides to democratise learning. But education is still big business

Online learning platform Coursera shakes up the face of education

Coursera, a Silicon Valley start-up, is taking strides to democratise learning. But education is still big business

Talking heads Farming subsidies are a controversial issue. Their proponents argue they are necessary to protect local producers and food security: others call them wealth enablers that go against the spirit of a free market economy

The case for and against farming subsidies

Farming subsidies are a controversial issue. Their proponents argue they are necessary to protect local producers and food security: others call them wealth enablers that go against the spirit of a free market economy

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Technology Didier Deltort, General Manager of New Economy Award-winner GE Healthcare Monitoring Solutions, explains how pioneering initiatives are helping patients, caregivers and the community

Didier Deltort on GE Healthcare’s dynamic solutions

Didier Deltort, General Manager of New Economy Award-winner GE Healthcare Monitoring Solutions, explains how pioneering initiatives are helping patients, caregivers and the community

Energy Poland has for years fought against ambitious EU targets on climate change, though their passage could mark an important turning point for the country’s energy sector

A new age dawns for Poland’s energy sector

Poland has for years fought against ambitious EU targets on climate change, though their passage could mark an important turning point for the country’s energy sector

Business Few traditional media outlets have enjoyed a smooth transition to digital. Amazon has ensured books have prospered. Yet attempts to capitalise on that success may end up hurting the industry more than they help

Amazon attempts to stay king of the publishing jungle

Few traditional media outlets have enjoyed a smooth transition to digital. Amazon has ensured books have prospered. Yet attempts to capitalise on that success may end up hurting the industry more than they help

Business Edible packaging could be the key to solving some of the world’s biggest environmental issues, but it will be some time before it hits the shelves – and that’s largely down to consumer attitudes

It’s consumers who are holding edible packaging back

Edible packaging could be the key to solving some of the world’s biggest environmental issues, but it will be some time before it hits the shelves – and that’s largely down to consumer attitudes

Technology Recording our history for future generations is easier than ever. However, digital data is far more vulnerable than physical artefacts

Forget privacy. Data is expiring, and we should be worried

Recording our history for future generations is easier than ever. However, digital data is far more vulnerable than physical artefacts

Business The globalisation of supply chains has led to increasingly grandiose trade zones. Martin Morris looks at what this means for the Asia-Pacific

What could expanding trade zones mean for the Asia-Pacific?

The globalisation of supply chains has led to increasingly grandiose trade zones. Martin Morris looks at what this means for the Asia-Pacific