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May 20th 2017

Sydneysiders desire to have a house with a harbour or ocean view.

May 12th 2017

There have been some noteworthy examples of successful human ageing in the press recently.

May 10th 2017

The sweeping victory of Emmanuel Macron in the recent French presidential election should not eclipse the result of the South Korean presidential race, in which the human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in won a decisive victory.  Indeed the South Korean outcome may well

May 2nd 2017

OXFORD – Artificial Intelligence is the next technological frontier, and it has the potential to make or break the world order. The AI revolution could pull the “bottom billion” out of poverty and transform dysfunctional institutions, or it could entrench injustice and increase inequality.

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.

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