Almost 60% of those who voted in Italy’s referendum over the weekend said “No” to constitutional reform, marking an abrupt end to one of the most decisive reformist political moments in Italian republican history.
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If an alien were to land on Earth, which language would enable it to most fully engage with humans?
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For decades synonymous with oil and gas, the MENA region is transforming itself into a haven for inexpensive, clean energy.
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What are America's young people looking for in their next national leader?
Brexit was never going to be a zero-cost process, but the British government’s lack of a realistic economic plan threatens to make it a lot worse, writes Alberto Gallo.
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To combat its ‘throwaway consumer culture’, Sweden has announced tax breaks on repairs to clothes, bicycles, fridges and washing machines. Will it help to reduce waste?
To truly benefit from new technologies, insurers, policy-makers and producers must come together to ensure that liability and risk are properly insured.
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New research offers an insight into why so many women who study engineering leave the profession.
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Elon Musk has joked that experts call the Hyperloop either obvious - or impossible. We believe it is possible, but we face some difficult challenges unlike those faced by most tech startups.
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Responsible investing means not only green investing; it means investing in ways that do not reward fraud, bribery and other underhand practices.
In a new era of global competition, cities will compete with each other for talent and capital. This battle will be won or lost on the basis of liveability.
Focusing on regulatory efficiency could help governments from Kenya to Ghana move trade along faster, doing more with less.