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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...
KAL draws: Debt and deficit: Beware the dragon
KAL, The Economist's resident cartoonist and animator, explains the difference between debt and deficit
Why eating chocolate is good for you
For lots of people there is little doubt about the deliciousness of chocolate. But its health benefits are less clear. Chocolate has been implicated in causing a litany of problems including acne and obesity. In large enough quantities it even has the potential to poison...
Why we like feeling scared
Sweaty palms, a pounding heart, tense muscles and faster breathing. Not everyone likes the feeling of being scared, but for some, riding roller coasters, watching horror films or leaping out of planes can be an enjoyable experience. Why? First, because it can feel good....
How to print a house
3D printers are not just being used to fabricate small plastic toys. Researchers are now experimenting with ways to use the technology to build full-scale buildings. For more video content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/1nQ1FAe