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Why London is the most expensive city to build in | The Economist

Why London is the most expensive city to build in | The Economist

Oddly-shaped buildings and unexploded bombs are two reasons it costs more to build in London than any other city. For more video content from The Economist ...

5 лет назад
What happens when we sleep? | The Economist

What happens when we sleep? | The Economist

Sleep is central to maintaining your physical and mental health, but many people don't sleep enough. We all do it, but what happens to us when we sleep?

4 месяцев назад
The true cost of fast fashion | The Economist

The true cost of fast fashion | The Economist

Millions of tonnes of clothes end up in landfill every year—it's one of the fastest-growing categories of waste in the world. How can the fashion industry continue ...

6 месяцев назад
2019: the year of moon missions, marijuana and mega-hub airports | The Economist

2019: the year of moon missions, marijuana and mega-hub airports | The Economist

From groundbreaking moon missions to growth in the legal-cannabis market, 2019 will be year of new highs. Here's what to watch out for in the year ahead.

5 месяцев назад
Singapore's Economic Success | The Economist

Singapore's Economic Success | The Economist

When it started life as an independent, separate country in 1965, Singapore's prospects did not look good. Tiny and underdeveloped, it had no natural resources ...

4 лет назад
Why is chicken so cheap? | The Economist

Why is chicken so cheap? | The Economist

People eat 65 billion chickens every year. It is the fastest-growing meat product. Yet pound for pound the price of chicken has fallen sharply. How has this ...

2 месяцев назад
Why do languages die? | The Economist

Why do languages die? | The Economist

There are more than 7000 languages. The number of people speaking English, Spanish and Mandarin continues to grow, but every fortnight a langauge will ...

8 месяцев назад
What makes elite athletes thrive or dive under pressure? | The Economist

What makes elite athletes thrive or dive under pressure? | The Economist

Psychology is an increasingly important part of elite sport. Winning at the highest levels can depend as much on peak-fitness of the mind as the body. Click here ...

4 месяцев назад
Where does your phone come from? | The Economist

Where does your phone come from? | The Economist

Apple is expected to announce its latest handset—the iPhone XS. Like all smartphones it will contain more than 70 chemical elements, which are mined from the ...

8 месяцев назад
Why does time pass? | The Economist

Why does time pass? | The Economist

The equations of physics suggest time should be able to go backwards as well as forwards. Experience suggests, though, that it cannot. Why? And is time travel ...

4 лет назад
Why solar power is spreading so fast in Africa | The Economist

Why solar power is spreading so fast in Africa | The Economist

Africans have been waiting for decades for the mains electricity which the rich world takes for granted. Sub-Saharan Africa's 910m people consume less ...

4 лет назад
Do we live in a multiverse? | The Economist

Do we live in a multiverse? | The Economist

It has long been thought that our universe is all there is, but it is possible we may live in just one of many. This is the second in our six-part series on unsolved ...

4 лет назад
Why is vanilla so expensive? | The Economist

Why is vanilla so expensive? | The Economist

In recent years, natural vanilla has sometimes been more expensive than silver by weight. Vanilla farmers in Madagascar are cashing in—but violence, theft and ...

7 дней назад
Japan's Yakuza: Inside the syndicate | The Economist

Japan's Yakuza: Inside the syndicate | The Economist

In 2011 a Belgian photographer was allowed entry into one of Japan's Yakuza families. Over two years, he captured the lives of those living in the underworld.

4 лет назад
How data transformed the NBA | The Economist

How data transformed the NBA | The Economist

NBA teams are changing the way they play basketball. The Houston Rockets, who boast stars like James Harden, have used data analytics to help them ...

6 месяцев назад
How long will you live? | The Economist

How long will you live? | The Economist

In Japan people can expect to live beyond 84 years on average—yet in Lesotho life expectancy is just 53 years. The age at which people die still depends a lot ...

1 месяцев назад
What is consciousness? | The Economist

What is consciousness? | The Economist

Understanding what consciousness is, and why and how it evolved, is perhaps the greatest mystery known to science. Click here to subscribe to The Economist ...

4 лет назад
How could veganism change the world? | The Economist

How could veganism change the world? | The Economist

Interest in vegan food and its associated health benefits has been booming across the rich world. A global retreat from meat could have a far-reaching ...

6 месяцев назад
Fashion's naked truths | The Economist

Fashion's naked truths | The Economist

Half of all clothes are thrown away within one year—many have never been worn. The industry's obsession with fast fashion comes with a steep environmental ...

7 месяцев назад
Cocaine: why the cartels are winning | The Economist

Cocaine: why the cartels are winning | The Economist

America spends $40bn a year on the war on drugs. But its “zero tolerance” approach has done little to curb addiction or overdose rates, which are the highest in ...

9 месяцев назад
Mars: when will humans get there? | The Economist

Mars: when will humans get there? | The Economist

Sending astronauts to Mars is a daunting prospect. But this will not deter NASA and private companies from trying to put humans on the red planet. Click here to ...

3 месяцев назад
What could threaten Amazon’s empire? | The Economist

What could threaten Amazon’s empire? | The Economist

Amazon accounts for more than half of every dollar spent online in America and is the world's leading provider of cloud computing. But can the company avoid ...

2 лет назад
Carnival: origins of the world’s biggest party | The Economist

Carnival: origins of the world’s biggest party | The Economist

Carnival started as a pagan festival in ancient Egypt and has grown to become one of the largest celebrations in the world. Today more than 50 countries ...

1 лет назад
A potential cure for HIV | The Economist

A potential cure for HIV | The Economist

Scientists have developed a therapeutic vaccine for HIV which has the potential to create a functional cure for the disease. Here's how it works. Click here to ...

2 лет назад
A monarchist and a republican go head to head | The Economist

A monarchist and a republican go head to head | The Economist

British republicans are stuck in the minority. See both sides to the argument: Graham Smith, who campaigns against the monarchy, and Thomas ...

3 лет назад
The changing face of tourism | The Economist

The changing face of tourism | The Economist

Tourism is one of the biggest industries in the world—and it's rapidly changing. Chinese travellers have overtaken Americans as the biggest spenders and ...

10 месяцев назад
Where is the world's most liveable city? | The Economist

Where is the world's most liveable city? | The Economist

Where is the world's most liveable city? The Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked 140 cities based on their liveability. Melbourne, Australia, has been ranked ...

9 месяцев назад
How pacemakers work | The Economist

How pacemakers work | The Economist

How pacemakers work. Animated explanation of the mechanics of the human heart, and the devices that can assist it Subscribe NOW to The Economist: ...

9 лет назад
Instagram playboy is also the vice-president of Equatorial Guinea | The Economist

Instagram playboy is also the vice-president of Equatorial Guinea | The Economist

Equatorial Guinea's vice-president records his lavish lifestyle on Instagram, but it is unclear where his money comes from. He is currently being tried for ...

2 лет назад
Videographic: A short, recent history of Congo | The Economist

Videographic: A short, recent history of Congo | The Economist

An animated videographic mapping the war in Congo: mineral wealth, militias and an epic march Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Get ...

10 лет назад
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