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Technology&Resources – USA: the fracking boom is a victim of its own success

Emerging problems are slowing growth. The American energy boom can now be seen even from space. NASA images show the glowing lights...

Our megacities are sinking

Fast-growing urban centres are collapsing under their own weight. Migration from the countryside to the cities, especially coastal cities, is a world...

The name is the game

For independence movements, an Internet domain can be half the battle. Ancient philosophers believed there was a profound connection between names and...

Classic contraband

Tobacco: the most smuggled legal substance in the world. In early May, in Kaliningrad, one of the largest ports on the Baltic...

Back to the future in East Africa

The five members of the East African Community launch a common currency with a long history.   Its name, the East...

Champions – Youngsters won the World Cup

Germany's success in Brazil underlines the importance of starting your players young. Developing the art of football requires organisation, promotion and a...

Food&culture – Le Cordon Bleu has a recipe for making chefs

The high temple of French cooking has 50 schools in over 20 countries. At the Paris base of the Le Cordon Bleu...

East Books

Learning to love. "The necessity for this book is to be found in the following consideration: that the lover's discourse is today...

Film Filmmakers and classrooms

French cinema 'owns' education. Though films are now made practically everywhere in the world, historically there are three countries that have continuously...

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