China’s influence on Africa is a force to be reckoned with. The country is among Africa’s largest investors, having poured $66.4 billion into 705 African projects in 2015 alone. But who are China’s operations benefiting more: Africa or China?
Social anxiety is the fear of social interactions and being in a public place. Usually triggered by something or someone that makes us feel uncomfortable about ourselves, it’s what prevents us from speaking up in a group and makes us feel uncomfortable in a crowded room.
In the US, fracking caused US gas prices to fall by 47% between 2013 and 2015. Although a key driver of the country’s economy, it’s a controversial. Scotland for example, banned it after public opposition in 2017.
When thinking about where our phobias come from, perhaps we can pinpoint a certain moment in time. Perhaps a fear of the sea comes from a bad childhood experience in a swimming pool for example or a fear of dogs from having been bitten once. But what about those fears that we can’t recall?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of partial blindness in developed countries. Although it has historically been difficult to treat, scientists are now developing a new cell replacement therapy that could drastically change this narrative.