Media Watch

'19Jan
09

North Korea's Kim Visits Beijing Amid US-China Trade Talks

In-Depth Coverage By Bill Ide January 08, 2019North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in Beijing this week, his fourth visit in a less than a year. The trip comes as Chinese and U.S. officials held a second day of trade...
'19Jan
08

The Clever Clumsiness of a Robot Teaching Itself to Walk

It’s easy to watch a baby finally learn to walk after hours upon hours of trial and error and think, OK, good work, but do you want a medal or something? Well, maybe only a childless person like me would think that...
'19Jan
08

Women's health apps are booming, but who benefits the most?

Do women know what women want? A new generation of start-ups focused on their health and wellbeing test that theory. Key points:Emerging start-ups are focused on women's health and wellbeingThere are...
'19Jan
08

What makes men send dick pics?

When Leah Holroyd joined a dating site five years ago, the 31-year-old noticed a lot of men had listed The Great Gatsby as a favourite book. “So, to be slightly provocative, I mentioned in my profile that I thought...
'19Jan
08

Who benefits from Trump’s trade war?

In 1950, the Canadian-born Princeton University economist Jacob Viner explained a customs union produces a “trade creation” effect, as lower tariffs and non-tariff barriers spur increased flows of goods among...
'19Jan
08

Who benefits from Trump’s trade war?

In 1950, the Canadian-born Princeton University economist Jacob Viner explained a customs union produces a “trade creation” effect, as lower tariffs and non-tariff barriers spur increased flows of goods among...
'19Jan
08

How African governments should negotiate better infrastructure deals with China

“You don’t negotiate with China!” I was quickly told when I started interviewing African public servants about their infrastructure deals with Beijing. There is a widespread view in Africa that you accept whatever...
'19Jan
07

Socio-economic study looks at boosting Panama Canal reliability

University of Wyoming researchers (from left) Mario Bretfeld, Yanyan Cheng and Fred Ogden perform a rainfall simulator experiment Dec. 1, 2016, to measure the effect of silvopastoral (wood pasture) land management...
'19Jan
07

Gabon coup: Is Africa seeing fewer military takeover attempts?

The coup attempt in Gabon is the first there since the 1960s.On Monday morning, a small group of junior military soldiers tried to take charge to "restore democracy".The government has said the plot has been...
'19Jan
07

Gabon coup: Is Africa seeing fewer military takeover attempts?

The coup attempt in Gabon is the first there since the 1960s.On Monday morning, a small group of junior military soldiers tried to take charge to "restore democracy".The government has said the plot has been...

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