The story of how Swahili became Africa's most spoken language

Once just an obscure island dialect of an African Bantu tongue, Swahili has evolved into Africa's most internationally recognized language. It is peer to the few languages of the world that boast over 200 million users.

General public misunderstands carbon-tax rebates in Canada

Taxing corporations and consumers for the amount of carbon emissions they generate can be a great way to deal with climate change—so say many leading politicians, economists and environmental activists. In Canada, we've ...

The emergence and perils of polarization

We can't understand polarization unless we analyze it as a complex system, argue SFI External Professor Scott Page (University of Michigan) and co-author Delia Baldassarri in a commentary for a special feature on the dynamics ...

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