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Blockchain: so much bigger than bitcoin…

From voting to healthcare, music to energy production, blockchain may just change the way we run our lives A blockchain allows the authentication of transactions without them needing to be administered or guaranteed by a central authority. Ballot boxes and current online voting platforms are vulnerable to

Bamboo worlds: the beauty of Chinese aquaculture – in pictures

In Coastal Geometries, architect and photographer Tugo Cheng conjures minimalist compositions from the fishing nets and bamboo poles on the coast of Fujian. It is a world that’s vanishing, since this vital culture is threatened by rapid development Continue reading…

The year’s top development stories: 2017 in review | Global development

January The year began with the inauguration of Donald Trump and the reinstatement of the “global gag rule”, or Mexico City policy, which banned US federal funding for NGOs in countries that provide abortion services or advocacy. When family planning funding was further reduced in April and