The end of the urbanization trend. Why big cities may soon start shrinking.

From communism to start-ups. Successes and risks in a regional IT boom.

Who keeps technology away from their kids? Top Silicon Valley executives.

Menu advice from your smart toilet? Welcome to life in 2030.

The film genre with the most gender parity? Horror.

How blockchain can support sustainable development: Social Credits.

Afghanistan’s all woman orchestra. After their Davos premiere, Zohra’sworld tour.

Vampire medicine? Young blood may be a treatment for Alzheimers.

Natural selection and mental illness. Genetic research to explain our brains.

Super flu. The battle between scientists and superbugs determines what goes in your flu shot.

How do tweets translate into votes? Well enough to win elections.

Lessons from Barking. A school shows how the UK can rebuild post-Brexit.

Our Global Gender Gap Report this week calculated that gender parity around the world won’t be closed for 100 years at current rates. Coverage from around the world:

Being a woman got even worse in 2017. (Bloomberg)

Australia closing the (relative) gap. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Equal rights stand still. (Die Zeit)

Iceland fights fall in women MPs. (BBC News)

The ten most competitive economies. Coverage of Global Competiveness Report. (China Daily)

Saudi Arabia grants robot citizenship. ‘She’ had already attended the annual meeting in Davos. (Business Insider)

Malta rallies for murdered journalist. Opposition politician cites Forum ranking of judicial independence. (Deutsche Welle)

Global Future Councils to meet in Dubai. Coverage ahead of Forum event. (Gulf News)