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China’s popular ‘rice or wheat’ theory of cultural difference gains scientific credibility.

India’s escape from the ‘Hindu rate of growth’.

“In 1945 [Claude] Shannon wrote a paper, ‘A Mathematical Theory of Cryptography,’ which was stamped SECRET and never saw the light of day.”

How computer viruses are named.

The sound of the cloud.

Drone journalism.

Blame Canada. “As much as Trotsky hated his detention, it later inspired him to recommend a similar approach to his fellow revolutionaries. In June 1918, he suggested putting a group of problematic prisoners of war in a concentration camp. …”

Arts and the economy of attention.

Zombie literature (and other monsters). + economic reanimation.

Dead capital can live again ...

Dead capital can live again …

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