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The Best Small Ideas of 2012

In our search for dramatic solutions to poverty, we sometimes miss the small innovations that could make a big difference in reducing inequality.

Tina Rosenberg |

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4 Digital Threats to Worry About

From hacktivism to cyberwarfare, the dangers that define the digital age.

Eugene Kaspersky |

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Rise of the MOOCs

The Internet is revolutionizing universities, giving pretty much anyone, anywhere access to a world-class education. Here are seven massive online open course providers you need to know about.

Ty McCormick |

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The New Breakout Nations

Forget the BRICs. Meet seven unheralded countries to watch.

Ruchir Sharma |

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Printing Innovation

Seven 3D-printable objects that will change the world.

J. Dana Stuster |

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Five Myths about the Chinese Internet

The Great Firewall is neither great, nor a firewall. Discuss.

Eveline Chao |

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Everything You Need to Know About Susan Rice

The lowdown on America's maybe-next secretary of state.

Colum Lynch |

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The Making of a Cultural Icon

How Malala became an international hero.

Lois Farrow Parshley |

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Broken Record

David Petraeus had critics before scandal struck -- they just tended to fly under the radar.

Uri Friedman |

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Back to Work

7 things the U.N. can finally get around to doing now that the U.S. election is over.

Colum Lynch |

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The Dream Team

Barack Obama's election triumph is only days old, but already the buzz has shifted from the horserace to the coming shakeups among his top aides and cabinet secretaries. To help the president out, we asked seven top thinkers to select the brain trust that Obama should have at his side as he retools his foreign policy for a second term.

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Worst Predictions: Election Edition

The 10 dumbest calls of the campaign.

Joshua Keating |

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What You Missed While You Were Refreshing Drudge and FiveThirtyEight

A guide to the world news you should get caught up on now that the election is over.

Cara Parks |

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How Ancient Plankton Elected Obama

And other crazy tales from the world's electoral maps.

Frank Jacobs |

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Going Out Gracelessly

The six worst concessions in recent political history.

David Kenner |

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8 Ways the World Has Changed Since Obama's Election

With Election Day finally upon us, it's worth reflecting on what a difference four years makes.

Ty McCormick |

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Taking the Hill

The eight races the military-industrial complex is watching.

Gordon Lubold |

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Get Fat. Grow a Beard. Or Do This.

Five job ideas for Tuesday’s big loser.

Joshua E. Keating |

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Obama's Likeliest Flip-Flops

If the president wins again on Nov. 6, he might fire up an Etch-a-Sketch of his own.

Joshua E. Keating |

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Blue Planet

What if the world could vote in the U.S. election?

Uri Friedman |

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Winds of Change

From the failed Mongol invasion of Japan to Cyclone Nargis, six storms that changed the course of history.

Ty McCormick |

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Clicking This Will Make You Stupider

The 10 worst foreign policy campaign ads of 2012.

Uri Friedman |

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Silent Treatment

The biggest global issues that weren't discussed at the debates.

Joshua Keating |

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The Foreign Policy Superbowl

50 questions for Obama and Romney: No guys, you can't punt.

Uri Friedman |

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10 Classic Newsweek Covers

That aren't about Jesus or babies.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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The 6 Best Moments in Veep Debate History

The 2012 vice-presidential debate might not be a game-changer, but that doesn't mean it won't be entertaining.

Uri Friedman |

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Handicapping the Nobel Peace Prize

Pundits usually do a terrible job predicting the winner of the world's most prestigious peace award. With that caveat in mind, here goes...

Joshua E. Keating |

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The Good Life

The 10 European countries that worked the least in 2011.

J. Dana Stuster |

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The 10 Best McDonald's Meals You Won't Find in the U.S.

From French breakfast sandwiches to Japanese shrimp burgers, the international creations that helped McDonald's win the Great Recession.

Sulome Anderson |

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10 Big Data Sites to Watch

The websites that are changing the way we understand everything from higher education to climate patterns.

Gil Press |