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The Sahara Desert has grown 10% bigger in the last century
Most of the expansion has happened to the south, during historically rainy summer months, with the Sahara’s borders edging closer to agricultural areas in Sudan, Chad, and Mauritania.
These are the countries safest from a robot job revolution
At one end of the spectrum, the researchers found that 33% of all jobs in Slovakia are considered highly automatable or having a 70% or more chance of being automated.
Violent crime in São Paulo has dropped dramatically. Is this why?
The murder rate dropped from a high of 52.5 per 100,000 in 1999 to just 6.1 per 100,000 today.
Will lawyers become extinct in the age of automation?
From law school and all through our careers we are taught that the Trusted Advisor is what all good lawyers aspire to become.
Why we need to measure military cyber power
The evolution of the cyber domain has significantly complicated this picture, not merely in terms of how armed forces adopt and adapt to new technology, but in terms of raising questions about what constitutes military use in a domain where civilian and military users are inextricably entangled.
AI weeds: what they are, how they could choke off the internet
A severely disrupted web would undermine global trade and the promises of the data revolution. It would cripple knowledge transfers.
[ANALYSIS] Kids aren’t biased at age 6. And then this happens
Over five decades, researchers asked children to draw a scientist – and the results reveal a lot about gender stereotyping.
Solving one of the world’s biggest problems - one toilet at a time
Like a growing cadre of Malawians, John Matias has built a thriving business by collecting an unlikely commodity that is a valuable renewable resource: poop.
To be truly innovative, we need to learn lessons from nature
Biomimicry hints towards how we could solve our problems, but making those solutions environmentally healthy is our job which we need to take active responsibility for.
The surprising truth about fighting obesity
"The evidence from behavioural science shows that childhood obesity is a normal response to abnormal environments."
Women grow 70% of Africa's food. But have few rights over the land they tend
Women make up nearly half of all smallholder farmers, yet they own less than 20% of the world's land. It's time to help the hands that feed us.
3 ways AI could threaten our world, and what we need to do to stay safe
The 'Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence' report argues that in the wrong hands, AI could be exploited by rogue states, terrorists and criminals.
Over 29 million WhatsApp messages sent in 60 seconds on average in 2017
A lot happens on the internet in 60 seconds. Here we look at the staggering number of messages, pictures and emails shared across the web and social media every minute.
Here's what's still holding working women back in 2018
If almost half of all the world’s women are now in employment, according to the latest edition of the Global Gender Gap Report, why are only 31% leading their field?
What you need to know about global arms sales in 6 charts
The volume of international sales of major weapons between 2013–17 was 10% higher than in the previous five years, according to research.
Cape Town's drought is causing economy to dry up too
Moody’s said in a report that one of the most direct impacts would be on Cape Town’s operating revenues as 10% of them are from water charges.
3 things women need to succeed in their career – according to women
Over 3,600 women around the world from employers representing 27 different industry sectors shared their views on their career experiences and aspirations.
The surprising truth behind the world's electric cars
The BNEF says electric vehicles were 39% cleaner on average than using internal combustion engines in 2016.