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Mind-reading technology is not the answer to fighting crime
Mind reading technology might seem appealing to law enforcement, but it raises ethical and practical questions that shouldn't be ignored.
The world is running out of sand
Skyrocketing demand, combined with unfettered mining to meet it, is creating the perfect recipe for shortages.
This 40-year study shows us what’s different about Gen Z
A new study looks at differences between Gen Z and generations that have gone before them.
These are the world’s 10 most competitive economies
The rest of the top 10 is made up of five European countries (Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Finland and the UK) along with Hong Kong SAR and Japan.
You could soon charge your phone with your blood
A team of researchers is looking to harness power from within our own bodies, using power generators inside the bloodstream.
People come in four types, according to this habit expert
Gretchen Rubin says people come in four types, or ‘tendencies’. Knowing your tendency can help you find a role you enjoy and one in which you do well.
Why being aware of your mortality is good for you
From health anxiety to midlife crises, it seems like thoughts about ageing and death can often unleash some level of neurosis. But is that the whole story?
6 films that narrowed the Hollywood gender gap
'Wonder Woman' surpassed all expectations. It’s the No 1 US film of the summer, with over $400m.
What are the economic consequences of North Korea's threats?
Global markets reacted to the escalation in tensions, buying safe-haven assets such as gold, the Swiss franc and the Japanese yen, and selling stocks.
Why 2017 is a record-breaking year for hurricanes
This year’s hurricane season is set to become the most destructive for at least a decade with many records already broken.
The future is battery-powered. But are we overcharging the planet?
Last week China joined Britain, France, India and Norway in announcing plans to ditch gas and diesel cars in favour of electric vehicles.
Neuroscientists have figured out why you can’t concentrate at work
Loud noise has become one of the greatest irritants at work.
What does new US policy on Afghan mean for India & Pakistan?
The new US policy could be ineffective and unsustainable if it fails to address some inherent contradictions, particularly regarding relations with the Taliban.
For the first time in 80 years there's a new type of chocolate
Ruby Chocolate is the newest natural millennial-pink food item.
The 3% of scientific papers that deny climate change? They're all flawed
Some skeptics have suggested that the authors of studies indicating that climate change is not real, not harmful, or not man-made are bravely standing up for the truth.
How to keep your brain young
A look at the research around preserving our brain health and keeping mentally active.
Why hydrogen bombs are much harder to make than atomic bombs
Nine countries are believed to have developed nuclear weapons, but only five are thought to have tested H-bombs: the US, China, Russia, the UK and France.
How do we measure sustainability?
According to the GRI guidelines, a typical report should consist of the following elements: vision and strategy; governance structure and management.