Measuring well-being in the developing world is a difficult task. Now network theorists have discovered a number of proxies for health and wealth that are much easier to measure instead.
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Visa-free travel is a luxury allowed only between countries that share excellent relations. Now the first global map of this visa-free travel network reveals the underlying geopolitical landscape.
The tiny country has announced its enthusiasm for getting into the off-world resource-extraction business. Trouble is, that business doesn’t exist yet.
A state-owned chemical corporation’s $43 billion proposed acquisition reflects the country’s sizable concerns about food security.
Ted Cruz is betting big on the latest in personalized messaging, and so far it’s paying off.
The conglomerate that owns Google burned up nearly $4 billion in 2015 on its wildest technological bets such as self-driving cars.
A researcher made 300 purchases of fake luxury goods online and found that 97 percent were handled by China’s largest three banks.
Two of the most prominent names in the gig economy continue to struggle with their labor practices.
A lack of reliable figures on the costs of many kinds of cybercrime is holding back companies and governments from responding appropriately.