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Apr 29th 2017
It is a warm autumn morning, and I am walking through downtown Mountain View, Calif., when I see it. A small vehicle that looks like a cross between a golf cart and a Jetson-esque, bubble-topped spaceship glides to a stop at an intersection.
Apr 27th 2017

When we hear about the horrors of industrial livestock farming – the pollution, the waste, the miserable lives of billions of animals – it is hard not to feel

Apr 24th 2017



Left: Henry Taylor, “The Times Thay Aint a Changing Fast Enough!” (2016);
Apr 22nd 2017

April 22 is Earth Day, one of the world’s largest environmental movements against climate change. It’s a time when people around the world come together to defend the environment against the impact of humans.

Apr 14th 2017

In the run-up to Easter, it is customary for Egypt’s Coptic Christians to go to church every evening.

Apr 14th 2017

Google could lose as much as $750 million because of a boycott by advertisers, according to Nomura Research.

Apr 14th 2017

Image 20170329 8593 13p35fo Alamosa Photovoltaic Plan, south-central Colorado.
Apr 12th 2017

A record-breaking 8m students will graduate from Chinese universities in 2017.

Apr 7th 2017

The idea of a life lived modestly is gaining traction. Ten years ago, Samantha Weinberg, a mother of two young children, spent a year not shopping.

Apr 6th 2017

What if every citizen had a guaranteed income, regardless of whether they are at work? In an age of austerity and the rolling back of social policies, this idea may sound radical – but it is gaining momentum.

Apr 5th 2017

This February, more than 100 gravestones were vandalized at the Chesed Shel Emeth Society Cemetery outside of St.

Apr 3rd 2017

Martin Rees is Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, at the University of Cambridge, the Astronomer Royal, a member of Britain’s House of Lords, and a former President of the Royal Society.

Apr 1st 2017

The international media – particularly U.S. print and broadcast outlets -- are accustomed to high tension with the governments they cover in Washington. The press has always relished its adversarial, intrusive and disruptive role, and presidents have never liked it. In the 1930s H.L.

Mar 25th 2017

Touch underpins our social world and, evidence suggests, it may even help to reduce anxiety and provide pain relief. But can touch shape the actual organisation of our brains?

Mar 24th 2017

More than 350 million people worldwide suffer from type 2 diabetes. The condition is already rampant in several Western countries and numbers are now rising fast in emerging economies, such as India and China.

Mar 24th 2017

Children are manifesting increased rates of adult diseases like hypertension or high triglycerides.

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