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The unbelievably simple way to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half
The global meat market is currently worth around $90 billion, but it’s costing us far more in health terms – and could even be killing us.
One year on from #MeToo, what's changed?
For what we can track, we know that the proportion of Americans who say that sexual harassment in the workplace is a “serious problem” in the US, rose from 47% in 2011 to 64% in 2017.
Why women are more at risk than men of having their job replaced by a robot
Our new research finds the trend toward greater automation will be especially challenging for women.
Could food be the secret to creating international unity?
Food is an ideal medium for engaging a broad public because eating is one of the few activities that most humans do almost every day.
How can we eradicate poverty by 2030?
During the 15 years of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the percentage of people living in poverty – defined as less than $1.90 a day – declined significantly, from nearly 27% in 2000, when the MDGs began, to about 9% in 2017.
How to prevent World War 3
Violence is raging in the Middle East, Europe and Russia are poised on the edge of conflict over Ukraine.
Three things the world can learn from contemporary Muslim women’s fashion
A deeper understanding of Muslim women's clothing could help tackle stereotypes around Islam, writes Liz Bucar.
Combating the problem of online radicalisation in Africa
Social media can equip terrorists with an operational tool to enlist, train, and communicate with their followers and potential recruits.
Your smartphone may know more about your mental health than you
The ubiquity of smartphones has created an ability to capture passively a torrent of data about the daily behaviour, non-content aspect of speech, geolocation and even word use of people across the globe.
A new pact between India & China sends an important global signal. Here's why
China is India’s biggest trading partner and a large market for Chinese products, and Indian retailers are keen to acquire cheap Chinese goods to market.
Immigrants make good entrepreneurs. This study proves it
Not only do immigrants to the US establish proportionally more businesses than native-born entrepreneurs, but their companies are also more likely to succeed.
Women's choice drives more sustainable global birth rate
The importance of the link between women’s education and the decline in birth rate is an obvious one, says the author of a new report on global fertility rates.
How to protect the 2020 Olympics from cyberattackers
More than ever, security planners must consider the cybersecurity threat landscape if they are to effectively mitigate threats and secure Olympic Games.
This is the world's first fully solar-powered airport
Cochin International became the world’s first solar-powered airport in 2015 when it transformed a patch of land previously reserved for cargo handling into a solar plant.
90% of table salt is contaminated with microplastics, according to a new report
The new research, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, suggests that the average adult ingests about 2,000 microplastics per year.
Why a diverse workplace is a more competitive workplace
This is reflected in the World Economic Forum’s 'Global Competitiveness Report 2018', published this week.
These capital cities have the greatest economic clout
In the United States, Washington D.C. is the 20th largest city in terms of population.
These are the world’s most competitive economies
The US topped the rankings, being ‘closest to the competitiveness frontier’, with Singapore, Germany, Switzerland and Japan, completing the top five.