China’s resource hungry economy is importing more and more from the Americas. How will its entrance into a region historically dominated by the U.S. affect Latin and South America? The L.A. Times sees the good and bad behind China’s indifference to the politics of the region: “U.S. investment generally brings with it anti-corruption provisions, payment of taxes, technology transfer, management expertise, labor force protections and capacity building, corporate social responsibility and hiring at the local level. Chinese investment, not as much…China, on the other hand, promises only a commercial relationship without political or policy interference, and for that reason, they are well-received.”
Your life’s memories could, in principle, be stored in the universe’s structure.
The volcano’s historic eruption preserved an ancient library, but rendered its content illegible. A public competition aims to change that.
It’s not just fun: DNA origami has the potential to revolutionize engineering at the nanoscopic scale.
The essential element needed for innovation is creative dissonance — and the keys to unlocking it were forged by bankers in Italy.
Consciousness isn’t just a problem for philosophers. On this episode of Dispatches, Kmele sat down with scientists, a mathematician, a spiritual leader, and an entrepreneur, all trying to get to the heart of “the feeling of life itself.”