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How Facebook’s Tentacles Reach Further Than You Think

Facebook’s collection of data makes it one of the most influential organisations in the world. Share Lab wanted to look “under the bonnet” at the tech giant’s algorithms and connections

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The Country Where Changing Your Age Is Routine

Ghanaians do not particularly love numbers. We tend to be quite lax, especially with figures that have to do with age. Someone’s date of birth or age is not considered

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Full List Of All 371 Tribes In Nigeria, States Of Origin

By Zents Kunle Sowunmi Nigeria is made up of several ethnic groups, majority of which are the Igbo, Hausa and the Yoruba.  Within these ethnic groups are several tribes numbering

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How Rich Are You, Really?

Imagine having a six-figure income, owning at least one home and sitting on a spare $1 million in investable assets. Surely a sign that you’ve “made it” and are, by

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Credit Card With A Fingerprint Sensor Revealed By Mastercard

A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit card provider Mastercard. The rollout follows two successful trials in South Africa. The technology works in the same

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12 Questions We Need To Prioritise In 2017

HOW CAN WE AVOID RESISTANCE TO ANTIBIOTICS? Future Now asked 50 experts – scientists, technologists, business leaders and entrepreneurs – to name what they saw as the most important issues of

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Life May Actually Be Getting Better At Evolving

In 1996, a young graduate student called Richard Watson sat down to read a paper on evolution. The article was provocative. It tackled a long-running problem in evolutionary biology: we do

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Male Contraceptive Gel Effective In Monkeys, But Will It Work In Humans? – CNN

When it comes to contraception, there are no long-lasting, easily reversible options for men. The only choices are condoms or a vasectomy. But a new injectable gel that blocks sperm

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Nigeria’s Art Of Flowery Language – BBC

In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers the art of Nigerian verbosity. My friends in the international media are perplexed by the

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Why Davos Won’t Change The World

What is “responsive and responsible leadership”? The World Economic Forum (WEF) is anointing this idea (or goal, or label, take your pick) as its theme for the 2017 Davos gathering.

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