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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:
Videographic: Where should London put its new airport runways?
London's airport conundrum: Where to put the runways? The commission set up to avert a London airport crunch has many choices, all with drawbacks
How protestors evade digital censorship
Government censorship in the face of unrest is nothing new. And as social media become an increasingly important tool in the protestor’s arsenal, some governments have responded by tightening their grip on the internet. So how do protestors evade digital censorship? First,...
Francis Fukuyama on "Political Order and Political Decay"
The political scientist explains how the West has developed strong states while the Middle East and Africa continue to struggle. For more multimedia content from The Economist visit our website:
How can a goalkeeper save a penalty?
A quarter of the 2014 World Cup games in the knockout stage have been decided by a shootout. With only a split second to react, the keeper has a few ways to increase his odds. For more video content from The Economist visit our website:
The real cost of the war on drugs
Watch why so many political leaders from Latin America want to legalise the drugs trade. Economist Films expresses The Economist’s globally curious outlook in the form of short, mind-stretching documentaries. To watch more visit Subscribe NOW...
Comet, asteroid or meteor?
The Rosetta space probe is currently investigating a comet called 67P. Dawn, another space probe, has visited an asteroid called Vesta, and is now on its way to another asteroid called Ceres. Throughout the year observers on Earth may witness showers of meteors. Sometimes...
Videographic: Somali Piracy
Stronger states can fix piracy. With the right financial incentives, Indonesia and Malaysia did; Somalia can't Subscribe NOW to The Economist: Get more The Economist Follow us: Like us:
Why so many people are still malnourished
Since 1990, the number of people defined as the world’s poorest group – living on less than $1.25 per day – has halved. But hunger levels have only gone down by a fifth. The prevailing wisdom is that to eliminate nutrition problems we had to produce more food and facilitate...