China makes it hard for foreign businesses to work there -- but businesses keep chasing profits there
China represents one of the biggest consumer markets in the world. Can that potential profit offset the problems of investing for multinational corporations? Apparently, yes.
yesterday • ~9 min
Tags: china intellectual-property trade-deficit trade-wars
Outsourcing use-of-force decisions to machines violates human dignity and is incompatible with international law.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: artificial-intelligence china war united-nations russia uk us military warfare killer-robots
A new study of ice-core data shows that an unusual, six-year period of cold temperatures and heavy rainfall coincided with European deaths during the 1918 Spanish flu.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology history environments-sustainability alvin-powell michael-mccormick spanish-flu rainfall world-war-i alexander-more initiative-for-the-science-of-the-human-past long-island-university nottingham-university paul-mayewski university-of-maine
August marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
Aug. 2, 2020 • ~9 min
Disinformation campaigns are murky blends of truth, lies and sincere beliefs – lessons from the pandemic
Many people who participate in disinformation campaigns are unwitting accomplices and much of the information they spread is accurate, which makes it all the harder to identify the campaigns.
July 23, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: social-media covid-19 pandemic disinformation misinformation cold-war soviet-union propaganda
The extraordinary story of a stingray, its discovery and its uncertain fate in the Yemen war.
July 23, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: biodiversity biology war new-species marine-biology species yemen stingrays
"...historical context makes it a lot harder to claim that these monuments and memorials are simply 'heritage,' innocent of any racial meaning."
July 17, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: history united-states racism society-and-culture us-civil-war race-and-ethnicity
He was known for Mythbusters and White Rabbit Project, and made models for the Star Wars prequels.
July 14, 2020 • ~3 min
Tags: television star-wars
Fireworks can torment veterans and survivors of gun violence with PTSD – here's how to celebrate with respect for those who served
Setting off fireworks may be fun for you, but for some of your neighbors it could be a traumatic experience.
July 1, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: war ptsd noise july-4 fireworks war-veterans flashbacks fourth-of-july combat-veterans
Britain's first major recycling drive fell apart 80 years ago – it's a warning to UK government today
The 'pots to planes' appeal in the summer of 1940 helped inspire a mass recycling effort, but problems soon emerged.
June 26, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: recycling world-war-ii circular-economy waste-management home-front
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