Elon Musk and the Giving Pledge
The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX discusses his philanthropic aspirations as well as his earth-bound and extraterrestrial enterprises Subscribe NOW to The Economist: Get more The Economist Follow us: Like...
KAL draws: Hyperinflation: An uncontrollable skyrocket
KAL, The Economist's resident cartoonist and animator, explains hyperinflation
Why the conflict in Colombia endures
For more than fifty years Colombia has suffered an armed conflict involving the FARC guerrillas. In 2012 the FARC began peace negotiations with the government of Juan Manuel Santos, which was suspended this week over outrage at the kidnapping of an army general. The FARC...
Videographic: Is Asia the dominant economic power?
Asia is regaining the economic dominance it enjoyed a millennium ago - but it still has some way to go Subscribe NOW to The Economist: Get more The Economist Follow us: Like us:
How space flight affects the human body
Mice, dogs and monkeys all became astronauts before humans did. On April 12th 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, when little was known about the effects spaceflight would have on him. These days, astronauts spend a lot longer in space than...
Atul Gawande on end-of-life care
Facing mortality The leading surgeon and author discusses how doctors in rich countries handle end-of-life care, and why we must not shy away from the question of our own mortality. For more multimedia content from The Economist visit our website:
How to stop the spread of Ebola
The Ebola outbreak in west Africa is unprecedented. The disease has so far infected 9,000 people and killed half of them, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. By December the World Health Organisation fears there could be 10,000 new cases a week. How do we stop it?...
Should cyclists obey traffic laws?
Urban Americans are finally taking up bicycling in a big way. That’s sparking heated debate about the rules of the road. For more video content from The Economist visit our website:
Inside the 'Tower of Basel'
A conversation with Adam LeBor, author of an investigative history about an unnoticed international bank with global heft
Power in the air
Nikola Tesla built a tower to broadcast electric power. It failed. Soon, sending power through the air might be the norm Subscribe NOW to The Economist: Get more The Economist Follow us: Like us: https://www.facebook....