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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A study of the system that powers Bitcoin concludes that it cannot become widely used without a major redesign.
A service built for the era of mobile phones and short text messages is changing the workplace.
Rockets typically are destroyed on their maiden voyage. But now they can make an upright landing and be refueled for another trip, setting the stage for a new era in spaceflight.
Politicians are trying to recruit technology companies to help fight ISIS. Does it make sense?
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.
The conglomerate that owns Google burned up nearly $4 billion in 2015 on its wildest technological bets such as self-driving cars.