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Why is the world changing so fast?

The pace of change seems to have become more frantic in the second decade of this century. Why might this be? One reason, of course, is that, with 24-hour news and the internet, information is transmitted at great speed. However, increased knowledge is but a tool. Underlying the change is a number of major themes. Christopher Riches takes a look at the current staggering rates of global change.


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October 27, 2016

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Pinpointing the beginnings of audiology

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October 20, 2016

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