How Chinese authorities choose to act in response to potential speculator strategies is crucial for improving the probability of elephant survival. (Photo/ Flickr' Bas Leenders)

Game Theory And China’s Ivory Ban: Scenarios That Could Save Africa’s Elephants – Or Lead To Their Extinction

We employed reasoning informed by game theory to figure out whether elephant poaching is likely to increase or decrease under each China policy scenario in the future

Working in a factory in Asmara, Eritrea: Many professional activities based on the quality of the performance cannot, by their own nature, become more productive. (Photo/ Flickr/ Andrea Moroni)

Rethinking The Nature Of Work: Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs, But Here’s A Way Out

The economy is nothing else than a system of social relations. If productivity undermines those relations, the economy itself crumbles, even when profits (at least for someone) may go up.

The picturesque lake straddling Rwanda and the DR Congo has a dark side. (Photo/ Flickr/ Steve Evans)

What’s So Special About Kivu? Here’s Why Exploring For Oil In This Little Lake Is A Very Big Deal

There is over 60km of methane gas dissolved in the deep water of the lake; the supersaturated gas would release spontaneously if the deep water was displaced upward – just like a soda bottle pops when it is vigorously shaken

Millet has high levels of iron and other micronutrients, is very tolerant to drought and can keep for a long time. (Photo/ Flickr/ Rootytoot)

Going Back To Your Roots: Africa Must Re-Adopt Its ‘Orphan Crops’ In The Face Of A Changing Environment

More than 95% of the global populations food needs relies on maize, rice and wheat, with global food security dependent on fewer than 30 plant species. Indigenous African crops can battle a range of stresses like drought