LANGUAGE

The best word in the English Dictionary

What’s in a word? Raconteur presents the best word in the English Dictionary as voted for by over 800 of our readers

NEW TECHNOLOGY

The rise of artificial intelligence in 6 charts

Artificial intelligence received $974m of funding as of June 2016 and this figure will only rise with the news that 2016 saw more AI patent applications than ever before

BUSINESS

Brexit could force up organic prices

Demand for organic produce is on the up – a happy situation that could be depressed by farmers’ reluctance to ditch chemicals should the level of European Union subsidies dip after Brexit

Dispatches

ENERGY

UK Fracking payouts miss the point

The UK government is set to offer payouts to communities to try to head off opposition to controversial shale gas developments

SOUTH AFRICA

Mandela’s party feels the heat from anti-elite voters

Local elections in South Africa have become a vote of no confidence in the African National Congress and its scandal-prone leader, Jacob Zuma

BREXIT

Brexit: we need to talk about migration

The UK government has to try to negotiate a way out of the European Union’s freedom of movement agreements and a place in the single market against a toxic backdrop

DEFENCE

Dismantling Trident: the price of peace

The UK parliament is voting on whether to renew Trident, but the cost of decommissioning the UK’s nuclear arsenal would be a tiny fraction of the cost of renewing it.

AFRICA

Nigeria’s new ‘Avengers’ threaten oil supplies

Militants in Nigeria’s Niger Delta have the ability to move oil markets, and a new group has risen up to attack pipelines and disrupt production

AMERICAS

Strongman politics persist in the shadow of Operation Condor

A court in Argentina may have convicted former South American dictators for their role in a coordinated assault on freedom of expression, but the continent’s fascination for strongman politics is far from over

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Car-sharing is moving into the fast lane

Car-sharing in cities is signalled as the way forward, but London is lagging behind

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The rise of huddle rooms

Well-equipped, high-tech office spaces for small group meetings are boosting business collaboration

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What is driving the driverless car agenda in the UK?

The UK may be exiting the European Union, but it remains ideally positioned to lead the development of driverless cars

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Make parking an 'appy experience'

The future of parking is an integrated online portal directing drivers to the nearest or cheapest space in a matter of seconds

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Combatting the transport hackers

Connected vehicles, packed full of cutting-edge technology, are now a must-have, but can present a golden opportunity for cyber hackers. Learn how a British company is helping secure vehicles globally against bleeding-edge threats

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Natural and organic beauty at an affordable price

Avalon Organics aims to ensure all its natural beauty products are not just safe for people, but also safe for the Earth

Opinion More Opinions

OPINION

Other farmers look over the hedge

Organic farmers are in the forefront of agricultural innovation – now their non-organic neighbours are looking to learn from their expertise and experience writes Dr Tom MacMillan, innovation director at the Soil Association

OPINION

Solving the tech collaboration crisis

An innovative combination of cutting-edge technology and sector-wide collaboration is needed to tackle the serious problems facing the pension industry

OPINION

Humanising the world of work

Businesses must become human-centred, encouraging diversity, engagement, wellbeing, openness and fairness at work and in society

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