Global 4-day week pilot was a huge success, organizers say
The verdict is in: A four-day work week is good for business.
The verdict is in: A four-day work week is good for business.
Digital games are a bigger part of our culture than ever before. Over 50% of people in the UK, Europe and US are now gaming regularly, regardless of age or gender. Only recently, however, have developers begun consistently designing gameplay options…
30/11/2022 The Conversation
The Catalan city, governed since 2015 by the alternative left, has made safeguarding mental health a priority, particularly for young people.
30/11/2022 Le Monde
In Latin America and the Caribbean, a mix of technological, economic, social and political factors could come together to ensure that the region has the right conditions to become a global example of just energy transition.
30/11/2022 El País
In a small trial, an experimental medicine was 100 per cent effective at ridding the parasite that causes sleeping sickness from the bodies of people with an early to intermediate infection
The unmanned vehicles are being deployed across the UK and beyond to deliver lifesaving medical treatment
29/11/2022 Positive News
There are questions about whether thousands of items which are held at institutions globally, including the British Museum, will ever be sent back.
28/11/2022 The Independent
Here's why some E.U. countries are spending hundreds of millions of euros so teens can watch movies, go to concerts, or even buy comic books.
28/11/2022 Time Magazine
Trials in rodents and ferrets show that it protects against all known versions of the virus by using the same technique that has been effective against Covid-19
25/11/2022 El País
A new wave of counselors is supporting people of color by 'decolonizing' the practice of therapy. They aim to make therapy more culturally responsive and to take generational trauma into account.
Getting out of prison might sound like a reason to celebrate. But for many freedom can be a frightening prospect. So two ex-inmates have launched a podcast about it. Busy streets, finding things to talk about, and getting on the housing ladder.
Undergraduate engineers from Glasgow Caledonian University developed Douglas Macartney’s idea into a prototype.
25/11/2022 The Independent
Taboos around menstruation abound. Luckily, activists are making bold strides to affect change
24/11/2022 Positive News
Scientists are on the verge of figuring out how to put humans in a state of suspended animation. It could be the key to colonizing Mars.
Concrete is one of the world’s most important materials. But making the cement that binds it generates about 8% of anthropogenic carbon-dioxide emissions. This is not just because of the heat involved. That could, in principle, be supplied in…
A program in Charleston is trying to make the teaching profession more accessible to Black men, who are vastly underrepresented in classrooms in South Carolina and around the United States
23/11/2022 The Independent
When Gustavo Petro, Colombia's first progressive president, took office in August, he laid out an ambitious agenda.
The nanosatellites will observe the health of the land to help people make the best use of their countries' natural resources. A growing number of African countries are venturing into space.
The project allows users to suggest short notes that add missing context to viral tweets. It could change how social platforms operate.
A "game-changing" immunotherapy drug proven to delay the development of type 1 diabetes has been approved by regulators in the USA. Experts say teplizumab marks a "new era" in treatment, tackling the root cause of the condition for the first time,…
Decision by regulators comes after years of advocacy by Native American tribes and environmentalists.
17/11/2022 Al Jazeera
The swift downfall of Sam Bankman-Fried brings unnecessary suspicion on a valuable form of philanthropy.
17/11/2022 The Atlantic
The west London council plans to open four new plots per year and expects the first to be ready for summer next year.
16/11/2022 The Independent
It might sound counterintuitive, but children in Brazil are breeding mosquitoes at home as part of a life-saving health initiative
16/11/2022 Positive News
It was space travel that inspired scientist Lisa Dyson to create an unusual climate solution: protein made from air, which can be grown inside a tank instead of using up valuable land.
Big oil regards plastic as a growth market. But these startups have other ideas that will help us use less of the stuff
14/11/2022 Positive News
The meat of the future may be cultured directly from animal cells without slaughtering livestock. It's not yet sold in the U.S., but NPR got a tour of a leading start-up and a taste of their chicken.
Conventional economic logic hinges on a core assumption: Bigger economies are better, and finding ways to maintain or boost growth is paramount to improving society.
Leaning over the edge of a reservoir the size of two football fields, a farm technician swings an upturned gallon bottle wildly from side to side, tipping out its clear contents. “Do you like my technique?” he says with a laugh. An oily layer…
12/11/2022 Time Magazine
Voters in Colorado said yes to regulated access to natural medicine for those 21 and up, including plants or fungi that impact mental health.
11/11/2022 USA Today
More than a dozen calves wait at a research farm in New Zealand to be fed Kowbucha, a punnily named probiotic that studies show reduces burps -- or methane emissions.
The decision by African ministers of environment to end open waste burning will not only save lives but also open up new income streams.
10/11/2022 The Conversation
My Ph.D. research culminated in a published article that was a success by any metric. I couldn’t have done it without hitting some dead-ends first. Departments push for quantity over quality, often requiring a number of publications before…
10/11/2022 Undark Magazine
Swiss researchers have identified a group of nerve cells unrelated to the locomotor system with the capacity to change function
10/11/2022 El País
The contribution that women have made to classical music has been almost entirely ignored. A French record label aims to change that
09/11/2022 Positive News
The new playground in Melbourne’s Southbank is the work of artist Mike Hewson – and it’s exactly the ‘risk’ it proposes that makes it so valuable.
09/11/2022 The Conversation
Developing nations are reducing their debt by pledging to protect their resources in financial deals that could give them a bigger role in the fight against climate change.
07/11/2022 New York Times
You probably know that composting banana peels and eggshells can help reduce your negative impact on the environment. But did you know that, once you die, you can do that with your body, too?
The Latin American country has far exceeded its goal to reach 20% of energy production from renewable sources by 2025
07/11/2022 El País
Blood that has been grown in a laboratory has been put into people in a world-first clinical trial, UK researchers say. Tiny amounts - equivalent to a couple of spoonfuls - are being tested to see how it performs inside the body.
Across the world, cities adopting a remarkably simple homelessness policy are seeing the numbers of rough sleepers plummet
04/11/2022 Positive News
Researchers suggest the patient’s immune system naturally generates a strong anti-inflammatory response that fights the tumours.
02/11/2022 The Independent
Introduced species have a bad rap. From American grey squirrels displacing European red ones, to Japanese knotweed displacing just about everything everywhere, their purported negative effects on nature are there for all to see.
Six drug companies are now developing RSV vaccines or antibodies, suggesting this year could be the last without adequate tools to fight the virus.
02/11/2022 USA Today
While scientists studied a coral reef ecosystem in the South Pacific, rising temperatures led them to believe it was doomed. Then, something miraculous happened.
Global food supply faces a range of threats including climate change, wars, pests and diseases. But an organism too small for the human eye to see could offer some answers
01/11/2022 El País