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How 'cheap' English is conquering the world
English language has become a basic skill that kids are picking up in surprising places
A machine to break down all language barriers
The technology developers say can immediately translate any language into any other
US drug companies and the NHS
Is Britain's health service really up for sale?
Delivering in the gig economy
How online shopping is fuelling insecure work for delivery drivers
Surviving the surveillance state
How facial recognition works, how it's spreading everywhere, and how it can be fooled
Old city v new city
Should we conserve historic neighbourhoods when new homes are desperately needed?
The death of expertise
Why do so many people think they know best? Is it putting dolts in charge of government?
Brexit: What happens next?
Three experts on the next steps for Boris Johnson, Britain and the EU
When women aren't counted
Gender bias in data collection
Have you paid your taxes?
Tax evasion is rife, from Bolivia to Greece, but are we taxing the wrong things?
Our digital afterlife
What happens to your online presence when you die?
How 24/7 life is rewiring our brains
A group of artists look at how our modern hyper-connected lives are affecting our sleep
Smart cities: How Barcelona learned to listen
Smart sensors can improve citizens' lives, especially when residents are put in charge
Smart cities: Big Data's watching you
From Shenzhen to Toronto, city streets are becoming a valuable source of big data
Will flying taxis ever take off?
Will giant drones one day ferry us all through the heavens all on our way to work?
Hack my brain
Facebook and Elon Musk are among those investigating brain probes for mind reading
Are friends electric?
When will artificial intelligence be capable of providing intelligent conversation?
Can corporations change to prioritise society and the environment over profit?
Phosphates and the disputed corner of north-west Africa
Morocco dominates phosphate fertilisers thanks to its disputed control of Western Sahara
Rights of nature
If nature had the same legal status as humans, would it be better protected?
The workplace re-imagined
Can workplaces be designed to make you want to come to the office?
LA's housing crisis
LA's housing crisis is pushing city dwellers to the limit
The US and China in 2020
How the battle of the superpowers might unfold this year
Uber and Lyft vs California
A battle is looming over the future of the gig economy
North Korea: Suffering under sanctions?
Are the toughest economic sanctions in the world actually having any effect?
Can’t save/won’t save? The raw financial deal facing millennials and generation Z.
Brand Meghan and Harry
Royal brands and the value of the monarchy
The next big thing
How easy is it to predict where tech will take us in the next decade?
The power-hungry internet
Why our growing use of technology is a threat to the planet
Where has all the good soil gone?
How soil degradation is reducing crop yields and adding to climate change
Microworkers teaching robots
How the rise of 'microwork' is helping develop artificial intelligence