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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.
The solution to fast-moving times? Decisiveness
More than any other time in both our personal and professional lives, it appears that things are chaotic.
Why the new space race must focus on sustainability
An influx of investment from states and start-ups requires new regulation and oversight of space technologies, writes Brian Weeden.
Here's why climate change is dividing the highly educated
New research shows that education and facts don’t prevent climate change deniers from cherry picking evidence to support their own beliefs.
How people around the world view education
People around the world disagree about which is more important to emphasize in school: creative thinking or basic academic skills and discipline.
[OPINION] These are the habits that make interesting people
There are several habits that many interesting people have in common. Sometimes these habits form naturally, but they are more often than not the result of conscious effort.
What happens in an internet minute in 2017?
It was revealed that Facebook has more than two billion active monthly users, meaning in any given month, more than 25% of Earth’s population logs into their Facebook.
The UN has a 17-step plan to save the world
If you have too many things you need to do, it’s best to write them down. Saving the world, it seems, follows the same principle.
As the BRICS New Development Bank turns two, what has it achieved?
The task was to set up a new multilateral development bank (MDB) from ground zero.
Scientists serve up 100% real meat, without the cruelty or carbon
The argument that 'meat is murder' could become a thing of the past, thanks to groundbreaking technology.
How the smartphone changed an entire generation
The Silent Generation was born between 1925 and 1945; baby boomers were born between 1946 and 1964; Gen X followed.
How active is your country? Smartphone data reveals the answer
Our smartphones are providing researchers with a clear picture of how much exercise we’re doing, or not doing.
Things we learned from world’s biggest surveys of young people
How do young people feel about refugees, the media and artificial intelligence? Our annual survey of almost 25,000 people has the answers.
Nomophobia: This is why you can’t put down your phone
This 'no mobile phone' phobia is an emerging term that some psychologists use to describe the fear people have of being without their smartphone.
4 mega-trends that could change the world by 2030
The 'Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds' is full of both grim predictions and hopeful insights about the world that humans will inhabit within the next two decades.
6 ways our opinions have changed since 2002
Views of the economy have rebounded in several large and economically powerful countries.
A sixth mass extinction is underway - and it's our fault
The rapid die-off of species is a sign that the sixth mass extinction is already underway, says a new study.