The Empowerment of Arab Women

CREDIT: John Hedtke (CC)

Rising educational levels and increased Internet access is resulting in more female entrepreneurs in our region. More Arab businesswomen are gaining regional and global recognition.  > More

Innovations

Berliners Await Landmark Decision on Sale of City’s Power Grid

CREDIT: Anders Sandberg (CC)

Two young activists are trying to buy Berlin's electric grid in order to promote renewable energy.

Commentary

Why Smaller Humans Are in Our Future

CREDIT: Ryger (CC)

Thomas T. Samaras

There is no doubt that increased human size threatens human survival. Taller people require more resources and food, water and energy to function within the same lifestyle as smaller, proportionately lighter people.

Commentary

China Must Stop Building Car-Centered Cities

CREDIT: Jin L (CC)

Urban planner Peter Calthorpe calls for an end to China's car-centered approach to urban development, and offers alternatives

Commentary

Ebola: What Went Wrong?

CREDIT: NIAID (CC)

In a chronically underfunded global health system whose needs are so often eclipsed by issues of national insecurity and expediency, it is time to tackle Ebola strategically.

Video

A Critical Look at Geoengineering Against Climate Change

CREDIT: Gunnlaugur-Por-Briem (CC).

Environmental scientist David Keith proposes a cheap, effective, shocking means to address climate change: What if we injected a huge cloud of ash into the atmosphere to deflect sunlight and heat?

Commentary

The Rise of the Robots

CREDIT: Spinter Cardigan (CC).

J. Bradford Delong

The question is not whether robots and computers will make human labor infinitely more productive, but whether the jobs outside of the robot-computer economy remain valuable and in high demand.

Commentary

China Could Move First to Geoengineer the Climate

CREDIT: Photo Dean (CC).

Olivia Boyd

As geoengineering advocates talk up the "technofix" approach to climate change, governments may start intervening unilaterally in earth's systems, says Clive Hamilton.

Commentary

We Know It Works, So Let’s Keep Women’s Health Central in Global Development

CREDIT: Milly Lilly Rose (CC).

Ann Starrs

Few investments reap such rewards such as those in women.



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