Toward a Global Treaty on Plastic Waste
BERLIN – If there are any geologists in millions of years, they will easily be able to pinpoint the start of the so-called Anthropocene...
Do You Want to Be a Cyborg?
WARSAW/MELBOURNE – Have you ever wished you could add extra memory to your brain? Elon Musk may be able to help you with that.
The Last Bastion of a Profitable Press
NEW DELHI – Around the world, newspapers seem to be facing imminent extinction, as a mass exodus to the Internet causes their circulation to slump and...
Restoring Competition in the Digital Economy
MUNICH – The digital economy is carving out new divides between capital and labor, by allowing one firm, or a small number of firms, to capture an...
Science and International Development Policy
WASHINGTON, DC – On the surface, the village at the foot of the Tian Shan Mountains looks similar to its neighbors. Men stand near the canal wearing traditional...
The Hunger Bonds
CAMBRIDGE – Investing often creates moral dilemmas over goals: Should we aim to do well or to do good? Is it appropriate to invest in tobacco companies? Or in companies that...