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This man has four arms - two of which are controlled by someone else
The idea behind Fusion, a research project led by Yamen Saraiji from the Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, is that two people can effectively share the same body.
By 2030 we could throw away over 2bn tons of food - study
Around a third of the world’s food is lost or thrown away each year. Currently, we waste 1.6 billion tons of food annually, worth about $1.2 trillion.
People in these countries get the most paid vacation days
OECD figures for 2016 show these European countries reward their workforce with more than 30 days annual vacation entitlement.
'We need to end our obsession with paid work'
Psychologist Marie Jahoda argues that the main problem for unemployed people is that they are unable to access all the positive goods that employment provides - there is something uniquely valuable about paid work for human health and happiness.
The global appetite for meat is growing, and it’s harming the planet
In 2011, according to the Economist, the combined global total of chickens (19 billion), cows (1.5 billion), pigs (1 billion) and sheep (1 billion) outnumbered humans by three to one.
This simple technique doubled the time parents spent reading to their children
For the study in the Journal of Human Resources, researchers invited parents from eight preschools in Chicago to borrow an electronic tablet for six weeks.
7 secrets that forests are keeping from you
Forests play a key role in our lives that we don’t even recognise. Here are 7 ways how and some of their best kept secrets.
How should we finance higher education?
Beyond its lack of progressivity, another big problem of a mostly publicly funded higher education is that university finances can be quite cyclical.
These countries are gaining the most by employing older workers
Humans are living longer, which puts additional strain on healthcare provision, social care and pensions.
A bird’s eye view of urban poverty and social inequality
Since 2012, Johnny Miller has been fascinated with just how visible social inequality can be – especially when viewed from the air.
Crop-munching armyworm could threaten millions of farmers in Asia
The pest - a moth which devours crops in the caterpillar stage of its lifecycle - prefers maize but can feed on some 80 crops, including rice, vegetables, groundnuts and cotton.
What role did credit ratings play in the 2008 crisis?
A common narrative for the start of the financial crisis suggests that credit agencies downplayed the riskiness of RMBS, drawing in lenders who did not appreciate their intrinsic risk.
India's first female SWAT team has won its first case - to exist
The 36 women underwent 15 months of rigorous training in weapons handling, counter-terrorism and Krav Maga to enter the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team.
Emirates is building a giant vertical farm to feed airline passengers
The indoor farm is a $40 million joint venture between Crop One Holdings and Emirates Flight Catering.
MIT mathematicians have solved an age-old spaghetti mystery
The spaghetti challenge has flummoxed even the likes of famed physicist Richard Feynman ’39, who once spent a good portion of an evening breaking pasta and looking for a theoretical explanation for why the sticks refused to snap in two.
New Zealand’s new maximum-security jail has a sensory garden
The garden is part of the new $200 million Auckland Prison, which has been designed to transform how the country treats its most serious offenders.
What's the future of cryptocurrencies?
The growth and proliferation of these cryptocurrencies is taken as evidence that they meet a market need for a swifter and more secure payments system with the added attraction of anonymity.
Cancer-curing Marie Curie voted most influential woman in history
Curie topped a list of 100 women who changed the world, for becoming the first person to win two Nobel Prizes and for her research into radioactivity, a word that she coined.