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This is how intelligent smart roads could become
Detailed in a report by the Kansas City Star, the startup’s 'smart pavement' vision promises to make roadways safer, and generally give roads a little more 21st-century pizzazz.
We finally have a life-saving vaccine for Ebola
The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC has already taken the lives of 25 people. But this time we have a new weapon – a vaccine.
Group of London Muslims are going green for Ramadan
The evening meal known as iftar breaks the fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and is often associated with environmentally-unfriendly excess, with tables groaning under the weight of heavy meat dishes.
These are the most expensive cities in the world
A survey of the most expensive cities from Swiss bank UBS may prove a handy tool for travellers.
When do young Europeans leave home?
Young people in most northern and western EU member states leave home in their early 20s, according to Eurostat.
5 reasons the world wastes so much stuff
Globally, we generate about 1.3 billion tons of trash per year, far more than we can properly process or recycle. The shift to a circular, rather than linear, method of consumption is now.
We think we're richer than we actually are
For example, even though many Americans argue that they should be saving more for retirement, they declare that they frequently do not commit to their saving decisions.
We don’t need to ban plastic. We just need to start using it properly
There will be more plastic than fish in the ocean in 30 years, scientists estimate. Let us not be foolish enough to think the plastic will stay there.
To really tackle Ebola, we have to find its safe house
To be prepared for Ebola, we need to discover how the virus moves through the wild and the city alike.
Why fighting climate change is good for the global economy
The world's biggest economies - the United States, China and Japan - would also gain if the world achieves the toughest targets, according to the study led by researchers at Stanford University and published in the journal 'Nature'.
What happens when your child's friend is an AI toy that talks back?
There are concerns that hackers might spy on children or communicate directly with them as they play with an internet-connected doll.
Capitalism's greatest weakness? It confuses price with value
Debates about unsustainable growth have become louder, with concerns not only about the rate of growth but also its direction.
The chemicals that were harming the ozone layer are back
One of humanity’s big achievements when it comes to managing our environment has been the phasing-out of chlorofluorocarbons.
So you’ve given away your personal data. Now what?
Four digital experts unpack everything from consent to digital detoxes, and the fundamental question of who owns your data.
Finland has most effective universities in world
When adjusted for GDP, Finland’s higher education system is the best in the world, according to the latest Universitas 21 (U21) rankings.
The human costs of epidemics are going down, but economic costs are going up
Analysis suggests that the expected annual cost of pandemic influenza is comparable with that of climate change.
A glimpse into the future of space
Ellen Stofan, director of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum talks in this week’s episode of 'A Glimpse into the Future'.
Most expensive city is building 'tube homes' to solve housing crisis
While each tube home would cost $15,000, it's hoped governments and private landowners will create innovative models to help young Hong Kongers get a leg up.