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Can a government make you happy?
Should governments look beyond GDP and make our wellbeing their priority?
Is the deep ocean the answer to some of our biggest problems?
Humanity has many problems. Does the solution to some lie deep beneath our oceans' waves?
How can Chennai’s water crisis be solved?
South India’s biggest city is gripped by drought, residents have to queue for water.
What kind of Prime Minister would Boris Johnson make?
Examining the character, beliefs and ambition of Britain’s most recognisable politician
Will China crack down on Hong Kong?
Last month Hong Kong witnessed its largest ever protests. How will China respond?
Can you reduce Central American migration?
More and more families from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are travelling to the US
Do children in two-parent families do better?
We investigate the research into growing up with married, cohabiting and single parents.
Is Germany OK?
It’s known for precision and punctuality but Europe’s engine is slowing down.
Why are we having less sex?
Porn, smart phones and the ‘slutty transmitter’
Why does Donald Trump seem to have such a problem with the truth?
Examining some of the many false or misleading claims made by the US President
Why the race to build a quantum computer?
Corporations are spending billions to turn quantum computers into workable technology.
Is rock music doomed?
Bruce Springsteen is turning 70; rock’s gods are getting on. Who can replace them?
How can we save our forests?
This summer fires in the Amazon rainforest caught the world's attention.
Is Africa facing another debt crisis?
A risky mix of easy credit and easy spending
Are we heading for a global recession?
Trade wars and Europe’s slowing growth. Is an economic downturn inevitable?
Can we dismiss QAnon?
The far right conspiracy theory featuring child molestors and baby eaters.
Is vaping safe?
After deaths in the US and bans around the world, how risky are e-cigarettes?
Why are the Kurds always in the firing line?
Kurdish people have been caught up in dozens of conflicts. Why can’t they find peace?
How soon can we go carbon zero?
To stop global warming, we need to cut CO2 emissions. So how soon can we go carbon zero?
Why are immigrants under attack in South Africa?
In the so-called “rainbow nation”, why are foreigners so often subject to violence?
What can we do about the world’s mental health problem?
The World’s mental health is suffering so what can we do about it?
Why is there a backlash against climate policies?
A year on from the “gilets jaunes” protests, are environmental policies in trouble?
Can we protect our elections from social media manipulators?
Who can you trust in the world behind the screen?
Should we ban billionaires?
Should extreme wealth and the system that enables billionaires to retain money be curbed?
Is Nato obsolete?
With the US and French presidents questioning its future, Nato is in crisis
Can we eradicate polio?
Despite heroic efforts to vaccinate against this crippling disease, why does it persist?
Will humans become extinct by the end of the century?
How precarious is our civilisation and what can be done to stop a global catastrophe?
Why was Qasem Soleimani killed?
How serious an enemy to the US was Qasem Soleimani, and why was he killed?
Why does Ukraine have such a corruption problem?
How did Ukraine’s chequered past lead to the impeachment of president Trump?
How did Trump get into trouble with Ukraine?
How did Trump’s personality and way of dealing with people lead to a trial in the Senate?
Is recycling broken?
Were we wrong to think that recycling was the answer to our waste problem?