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Are We Cynics?: DVD Bonus
Levitt and Dubner explain how they're not cynics, and that the first step towards good thinking is to get rid of wishful thinking.
What countries want from their diasporas
Not so long ago, countries mostly ignored their diasporas. But, rather like alumni relations offices, diaspora ministries and departments are now popping up around the world. When Ireland was struggling in 2009, it convened an expat conference aimed at convincing the well-...
Videographic: What would happen if California was split up?
California cleaving, an animated infographic. Splitting up the golden state isn't easy. For more video content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/OV11Ih
Flexible, stretchable electronics
Flexible, stretchable electronics Computing devices do not have to be rigid and flat, but could be delightfully twisty, says John Rogers, professor of material science Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Get more The Economist Follow us: https://twitter....
How animals change colour
Chameleons' colour-changing ways are well-known, but precisely how they do it has remained a mystery until this week. They are far from the only animals with the skill: often deployed for camouflage, in reaction to stress, to warn predators, woo partners, or even to...
The urban farms of today - economist.com/video
BrightFarm Systems is vying to run commercial greenhouses on New York's rooftops. We tour their first projects, on a boat and a school Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Get more The Economist Follow us: https://twitter.com/TheEconomist Like us: https...
Live chart: What is the US federal budget?
Who pays as America greys? The surprising changes in federal spending. For more video content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/1cFwf0S
Why some illicit drugs are becoming purer
These are high times for discerning drug users. For years they made do with poor quality drugs. But now the purity of cocaine, ecstasy and heroin is rising across Britain. Over the past five years the average purity of cocaine has gone up from 18% to 51%. In parts of the...
Celebrate the joy of reading
Remember the person who introduced you to the joy of reading? Walk down memory lane and thank that person today. Tell us your story at www.joyofreading.in
Germany's Mittelstand
As the world gazes admiringly at Germany's economic success, we discover why the country's small and medium-sized companies have performed so well Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Get more The Economist Follow us: https://twitter.com/TheEconomist Like...