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France is bringing back national service
French President Emmanuel Macron has outlined a two-part scheme that would see all young people in France taking part.
These are the world's most valuable brands of 2018
Today’s infographic comes to us from HowMuch.net and it showcases the 100 most valuable brands in the world, according to recent Forbes rankings.
Here's why middle-aged entrepreneurs are more successful than young ones
While young people may have an edge creatively and technologically, their lack of industry experience, as well as financial security, will also affect their business success.
Scientists have recorded the Earth's new lowest temperature
A super chilly -98°C measured on the East Antarctic Plateau, which includes the South Pole, didn’t identify a particular date.
China has stopped taking world's plastic waste
That’s because when hundreds of countries around the world said they were 'recycling' their plastic over the past few decades, half the time what they really meant was they were exporting it to another country.
7 charts showing how peacekeeping is changing
Global and regional trends in multilateral peace operations, 2008–17, expands on the events of 2017 and puts this data in a 10-year perspective.
African cities will double in population by 2050
Africa is not prepared for this urban explosion. By 2025, there will be 100 African cities with more than one million inhabitants, according to McKinsey.
Don’t worry, stress at work isn’t always a bad thing
It’s important to strike the right balance, but periods of some stress could improve performance, writes Daniel Thomas.
Chart of the day: This is what violence does to a nation's GDP
According to the latest edition of the Global Peace Index, the economic impact of violence on the global economy in 2017 was $14.8 trillion.
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.