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Refugees now make up 1% of the world's population
According to the UNHCR, there are now almost 70 million forcibly displaced people worldwide – the highest number in modern history.
Animals are becoming nocturnal to avoid human beings
Scientists admit that this probably works for the animals, but could have potential "ecosystem-level consequences" we don't yet fully understand.
We need a new international order. Here’s why
The roots of the order run back to the mid-1940s, when US officials concluded that the United States should work to shape the postwar settlement in more structured, collaborative and rule-bound ways.
Does paying people to do the right thing actually work?
More than 80 countries around the world currently administer conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs that provide low-income families with money in exchange for their engaging in certain behaviours.
3 steps to help you work out whether something was written by a bot or a human
Right now, artificial intelligence excels at incredibly-narrow tasks. It can generate cohesive grammar at the sentence level, but something like a script is still too complex.
[CHARTS] The state of the world’s nuclear arsenal
Despite making limited reductions to their nuclear forces, both Russia and the US have long-term programmes underway to replace and modernise their nuclear warheads.
These are the cities where the World Cup threatens productivity the most
For workers and football fans in Rio and New York, the lure of the World Cup may be particularly problematic for bosses.
What will Antarctica look like in 2070?
Despite being the most remote region on Earth, changes in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean will have global consequences for the planet and humanity.
Four of the most politically charged World Cup games ever played
The 2018 World Cup will take place against a backdrop of political uncertainty. But as past tournaments show, this is nothing new.
Why solving world hunger isn't just about making more food
One in nine people already do not have enough food and the world population is expected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050.
The state of LGBTI rights around the world in 2018
LGBTI rights have made significant progress over the past few years – but only in some parts of the world.
How many people do you need to change the world?
Is there a “tipping point” for social change - a specific number of people needed to push a belief from the fringes into the mainstream?
Debunked: 5 myths about the future of work
The new realities facing organisations as they strive to combine human talent and machines are revealed by the Willis Towers Watson 2017-18 Global Future of Work Survey.
Africa's inspiring innovators show what the future could hold
African immigrants boast higher levels of education than the overall US population, according to a January 2018 report by the New American Economy.
We now know how much ice Antarctica has lost in the last 25 years
Antarctica is the largest ice sheet on Earth and almost 220 billion tonnes of it is melting into the ocean each year.
The state of the North Korean economy might surprise you
Incompetent central planning and the elimination of markets has led to a GDP per capita of less than $2,000, among the lowest in the world.
Why falling fertility rates don't mean economic collapse
In all major developed economies, fertility rates fell during the 1960s and 70s, reaching levels below the replacement rate of around 2.05 children per woman.
How well you age depends on what you think of old age
Japan, with the world’s longest lifespans and low birth rates, is at the leading edge of this global demographic shift.