Try out the new Website!
Try out the new Website!

At the annual BlackHat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas, 60% of attendees said they expect the US to suffer a successful attack against its critical infrastructure in the next two years. Can international norms governing cyberspace be developed to prevent such a scenario? asks Joseph S. Nye.

To break Africa’s cycle of hunger, caused by conflict, disease, and drought, the international community must overhaul how it delivers aid to the continent’s most vulnerable people.

With just 37 reported cases last year, the world is on the verge of wiping out polio for good, just the second disease, after smallpox, to be fully eradicated by vaccines. 

Throughout the 1990s, the oil and gas industry and its allies perfected the art of blocking America’s support for key global climate-change initiatives. 

Humans can experience alarming behavioral changes after becoming infected by T. gondii. Infected men can become jealous, distrusting of others, disrespectful of established rules, and less risk-averse; as a result, they are almost three times more likely to be involved in a car accident. Infected women, meanwhile, can become either suicidal or more warm-hearted, insecure, and moralistic, writes Robbie Rae.

The lack of access to even the most basic financial services makes it difficult for an estimated two billion people to save money and effectively participate in the global economy.