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How data can help us to improve society
This may sound like an idealistic thought, but data-driven policies are having a real-world impact in several countries.
This is why it's never too late for you to learn a new language
But it’s untrue that adults should shelve their goals to learn a new language.
How Africa can cope with increasing water demands
Sub-Saharan Africa is currently home to more than 1.2 billion people, and it is estimated that another 1 billion will be added by 2050.
The cheapest cities to live in according to EIU
The top of the list is dominated by cities in Africa and the Indian subcontinent, but a handful in Europe are also among the cheapest.
We must ensure the Fourth Industrial Revolution is a force for good
In the coming decades, we need to establish guardrails that keep the innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on a track to benefit all of humanity.
Google unveils its ‘nightmare-inducing’ robot
Though the robot is just for research and development purposes, it hints at a future where Boston Dynamics might prioritise function over form.
This ‘leaf’ could turn CO2 into fuel
Burning fuel - such as carbon monoxide - produces carbon dioxide and releases energy.
This breath-test could help detect cancer
A high-tech cousin to the Breathalyzer may be the future of cancer detection, writes Futurism.
Why flush toilets aren't the answer to improving sanitation
In 2015 the world’s leaders agreed to strive for access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all by 2030 as part of the UN Development Goals.
African countries with the highest share of women in their workforce
The top five countries with the highest female representation are all in sub-Saharan Africa.
How human error could have created the Sahara desert
The stark difference between 10,000 years ago and now largely exists due to changing orbital conditions of the earth.
Denmark has the best work-life balance. Here’s why
Danish lifestyle choices are reflected in their attitudes, as recorded by the survey.
4 leadership lessons from a self-made tech millionaire
Learning and improving is rarely possible when you’re within your comfort zone, as many a tech innovator knows.
Falling out of love with the car: cities with biggest drop in vehicle numbers
A recent Euromonitor report has noted the rising popularity of alternatives to ownership such as car-sharing and ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft.
Living longer? The effect vegetarianism really has on our lifespans
Is it time for everyone to drop steaks and cheeseburgers?
Index of ignorance: Think you know your country?
South Africa ranked fourth among 40 countries in a study which tested how much people know about their homelands.
These universities are poised to overtake Harvard and Cambridge
The most illustrious universities in the world have been the same for decades. Centuries even.
21st century famines have nothing to do with a lack of food
Famines are extreme events in which large populations lack adequate access to food, leading to widespread malnutrition and deaths.