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Climate change will force us to redefine economic growth
Over the past 70 years, the world has seen remarkable advances that are unprecedented in its history.
Women are still on the wrong side of the digital skills gap
Technology experts say women and girls with poor digital literacy skills will be the hardest hit and will struggle to find jobs as technology advances.
Food manufacturers are running out of CO₂
It is actually possible to take CO₂ from the atmosphere using a process known as direct air capture.
6 ways to ensure AI and new tech works for – not against – humanity
The race is on to dominate and in some cases weaponise frontier technologies – including artificial intelligence (AI) – with implications that will undoubtedly shape the future direction of humanity.
Why today’s leaders need to know about the power of narratives
Behavioural economists, starting with Daniel Kahnemann and Richard Thaler, were among the first to state the importance of narratives in decision-making.
Is sub-Saharan Africa ready for the electric vehicle revolution?
Africa is urbanising faster than any other continent, at a rate of 4% every year, compared to the global average of 2%.
5 amazing schools that will make you wish you were young again
These schools use solar power, rooftop gardens, meditation, coding and mixed classrooms to create incredible learning environments.
Seattle has become the first major US city to ban plastic straws
That exemption ended on 30 June. Businesses that don’t comply with the ban can now face a $250 fine.
30 cities best placed for long-term success
Which cities are prepared to adapt, and which will get left behind in the dust?
Global warming varies greatly depending where you live
Different parts of the world respond in different ways to warming from increasing greenhouse gas concentrations.
China isn’t taking foreign trash, it will start recycling its own
China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development is setting up a working group to draft laws on household garbage recycling.
Following the World Cup? Then you're watching high-performing migrants at work
Almost 1 in 10 players in the World Cup were born outside of their country.
This is what a supermarket looks like when it bans plastic and waste
A new shop in Vancouver, British Columbia, has reimagined the supermarket to combat plastic pollution.
This is why governments should be watching the World Cup
As the World Cup unfolds, captivating soccer fans around the globe, the broad appeal of high-level sports is on full display.
The explosive growth of eSports
In a nutshell, competitors play video games, while being watched by a live audience. Millions more watch the games online.
[LISTEN] A glimpse into the future of the global economy
In this week’s episode of ‘A Glimpse into the Future’, we look into what the implications are of the backlash against globalisation.
2017 was the second-worst year on record for tropical tree loss
Despite concerted efforts to reduce tropical deforestation, tree cover loss has been rising steadily in the tropics over the past 17 years.
[ANALYSIS] We must regulate drones to democratise the sky for humanity
The challenges facing drones and personal aerial transport are many, and well-defined solutions that propel these technologies forward are relatively few.