23 May 2018

These Are The Best Countries & Cities For Attracting & Developing Talent

When it comes to making a country, a city or an organization competitive, there’s an

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22 May 2018

Is It Really 2018? The Evidence Suggests Otherwise

According to scholars throughout history, we actually aren’t living in the year that is printed

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22 May 2018

This African City Is Turning A Mountain Of Trash Into Energy

Africa is the world’s fastest-urbanizing continent. But while city life has helped lift millions out

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22 May 2018

How AI Could Increase The Risk Of Nuclear War

Could artificial intelligence upend concepts of nuclear deterrence that have helped spare the world from

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21 May 2018

Why Fascism Is So Tempting – And How Your Data Could Power It

In a profound talk about technology and power, author and historian Yuval Noah Harari explains

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21 May 2018

One-Third Of The World’s Nature Reserves Are Under Threat From Humans

In the 146 years since Yellowstone National Park in the northwestern United States became the world’s

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19 May 2018

Could Cryptocurrency Provide An Elegant Solution For In-Game Trading?

The controversy surrounding CS:GO skins gambling that hit the headlines last year put the whole

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18 May 2018

The Great Challenge Of The 21st Century Is Learning To Consume Less. This Is How We Can Do It.

Ecological collapse is hard to miss in the headlines. From deforestation to soil depletion, species

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18 May 2018

How Your Mind, Under Stress, Gets Better At Processing Bad News

Some of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime will occur while

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17 May 2018

This “Duck Curve” Is Solar Energy’s Greatest Challenge

Electricity is very difficult to store. But most consumers use it in a very predictable

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17 May 2018

Are Dictators On The Way Out – Or On The Way Up?

All around the world, democracy is looking shaky. While consolidated democracies are struggling to stay

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16 May 2018

Copenhagen Mastermind Jan Gehl Isn’t Sold On ‘Smart’ Cities

Architect and planner Jan Gehl looks back on how he helped transform Copenhagen into one

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16 May 2018

How To Explore the World by Living the Van-Life

Travelling by day, sleeping who knows where by night, no rent, no fixed location. Total

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15 May 2018

How Do We Measure Well-Being?

Opinions differ on the definition of well-being. Yet there’s a growing consensus that it cannot

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15 May 2018

US Cities Losing 36 Million Trees A Year, Researchers Find

Scientists warn of environmental threats rising from trend that is ‘likely to continue unless policies

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14 May 2018

How To Make The Most Of Your Year Traveling

A year out to travel is no longer just the preserve of young people in

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14 May 2018

What Makes Housing Great? Here’s New York City’s Guide

Anyone can use the city’s new guide to affordable housing–and eventually, it could go global.

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14 May 2018

Refugees Can Actually Create Jobs For Locals In Growing Cities – If Given The Chance

The term “refugee” conjures up certain images; bedraggled, desperate people hauling themselves onto lifeboats in the Mediterranean;

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14 May 2018

Countries Must Compete For Migrant Workers To Boost Their Economies

Politicians and the media expend inordinate amounts of energy debating migration, often using nativist, populist

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11 May 2018

Big Tech Is An Extractive Industry, It Must Be Regulated As Such

The biggest scandal of the power of Big Tech is not privacy. There is a

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11 May 2018

How To Prepare Cities & Citizens For More Killer Heat Waves

As climate change takes hold, researchers are exploring what it will take for communities to

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11 May 2018

Why Racial Segregation Is A Design Feature, Not A Bug, Of US Cities

The National Housing Act of 1934, part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal’ following the

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10 May 2018

Love The Bus, Save Your City

Talk of the transportation future is focused on the next shiny thing. But one old

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10 May 2018

Fewer Diplomats, More Armed Force Defines US Leadership Today

A strong legacy of U.S. leadership and engagement in global politics has been reduced today

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10 May 2018

Tourism’s Climate Footprint Is Much Larger Than Previously Thought

The industry accounts for about 8 percent of global climate emissions, and that number is

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09 May 2018

A Playful Solution To The Housing Crisis

Frustrated by her lack of self-determination in the housing market, Sarah Murray created a computer

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09 May 2018

How Cape Town Was Saved From Running Out Of Water

Late last year, as the South African government faced the prospect of its largest city

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09 May 2018

From Drone Swarms To Tree Batteries, New Tech Is Revolutionising Ecology & Conservation

Understanding Earth’s species and ecosystems is a monumentally challenging scientific pursuit. But with the planet

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08 May 2018

The Tech Bias : Why Silicon Valley Needs Social Theory

In the summer of 2017, a now infamous memo came to light. Written by James Damore, then

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08 May 2018

Air Pollution Increases Crime In Cities – Here’s How

The impact of air pollution on human health is well-documented. We know that exposure to

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07 May 2018

How Well Prepared Are Local Governments To Respond To Cyberthreats?

Within the past few weeks, two large American cities learned that their information systems were

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04 May 2018

Why Is New Zealand So Often Left Off World Maps?

A LITTLE OVER 2,000 MILES from Australia, there is a cluster of distinctively shaped islands. The

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04 May 2018

How Planners Plan Cities (In Star Wars & Real Life)

  This video is created by City Beautiful.

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04 May 2018

Trees Help Cities Save Money – Here’s How

Megacities are on the rise. There are currently 47 such areas around the globe, each

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04 May 2018

Dungeons & Dragons, Not Chess & Go : Why AI Needs Roleplay

Everyone had died – not that you’d know it, from how they were laughing about

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03 May 2018

How Chop Suey Saved Chinatown

You may have hear of Chop Suey, but you probably don’t know how important this

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03 May 2018

How To Wrestle Your Data From Data Brokers, Silicon Valley — & Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica thinks that I’m a “Very Unlikely Republican.” Another political data firm, ALC Digital,

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03 May 2018

How The Crisis Of The 1930s Made The Catholic Church Modern

The 20th century is littered with failed global experiments. The British Empire roared into the

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02 May 2018

Who Are The World’s Biggest Military Spenders?

US, China and Saudi Arabia top list of military spending. Research institute says world military

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02 May 2018

Superblocks : How Barcelona Is Taking City Streets Back From Cars

Barcelona is taking city streets back from cars, one block at a time:   This

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02 May 2018

Against Metrics : How Measuring Performance By Numbers Backfires

More and more companies, government agencies, educational institutions and philanthropic organisations are today in the

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01 May 2018

North And South Korea Met – But What Does It Really Mean?

The moving footage of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

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30 Apr 2018

How Climate Change And Disease Helped The Fall Of Rome

At some time or another, every historian of Rome has been asked to say where we are,

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30 Apr 2018

Population Pyramids : Powerful Predictors Of The Future

Why is Rwanda’s population skyrocketing, while Japan’s population is declining? Population statistics are like crystal

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30 Apr 2018

5 Ways To Improve Air Quality In Your Home

We all like to breathe in fresh air. Whether it’s a stiff ocean breeze or

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28 Apr 2018

The Surest Way To Change Society Is Not By Volunteering… It Is By Creating Jobs

The first time I encountered Roberta, I was elbow-deep in a pot of kidney beans.

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27 Apr 2018

How To Fix American Stupidity

When so many obviously intelligent and well-educated Americans claim that global warming is a “hoax”; when we

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27 Apr 2018

Understanding Other Religions Is Fundamental To Citizenship

By walking down the street of any major city, you are likely to see more

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27 Apr 2018

We Are Entering A New Epoch : The Century Of The Migrant

Today there are more than 1 billion regional and international migrants, and the number continues

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26 Apr 2018

Yes, Mathematics Can Be Decolonised. Here’s How To Begin

At a time when decolonisation, part of which involves changing the content of what’s taught,

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