In some countries, as much as half of the generated electricity is lost in transmission.
Due to inefficiencies in global energy systems, energy falls short of even making it to the consumer, often lost in the form of waste heat.
From Brexit and Labour's future to Britain's new political battlegrounds, here's the expert lowdown on what Boris Johnson's predicted landslide win means.
A study by the Apicil Chair in Health and Work Performance at EM Lyon business school highlights the link between chronic pain and engagement in work.
A new study shows that stress, fatigue, and even feelings of injustice are felt more strongly by those who have been suffering from chronic pain for three or more months.
Valeria, Shahadat and Leonardo – an EU family living in London.
London’s superdiversity offers a safe and welcoming space for European citizens – but Brexit poses a real challenge to it.
Close-up on the circuitry of the Vesuvius quantum computer, announced in 2012 by the Canadian firm D-Wave Systems.
On October 23 Google announced that it built a quantum computer thousands of times faster than classic computers. This could have immense impacts on finance, cryptography and other fields.
Presidents Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (Mali), Mahamadou Issoufou (Niger), Roch Marc Christian Kabore (Burkina Faso) and Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (Mauritanie).
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Local communities only see "crime" and "banditry" when it comes to religious-based Jihadism.
A new act in the drama of the 58 scene medieval tapestry unfolds, as an art historian says the tapestry was made for Bayeux Cathedral.
The 950-year-old Bayeux Tapestry is as much an object of fascination for its mysterious origins and formidable craft as it is for the nationalist debates it continues to inspire.
Artificial meat may soon be on supermarket shelves.
According to some, meat "grown" in a laboratory would only have advantages: an end to animal abuse, preservation of the environment... But the reality is less idyllic.
The ‘yellow vests’ vote at an assembly in Saint Nazaire, April 2019.
Including direct accounts from 'yellow vests' members in the Lyon area, a look back at what has changed in the daily lives of people in the movement.
L'appel des camps, Street Art, bâtiment de la “Tour Paris 13”, avant destruction dans le cadre d’une opération de rénovation urbaine.
We have entered a resurgent age of racism wherein discrimination is globalised, normalised and weaponised.
The Disney brand, a major asset to establish itself among the players in audiovisual streaming.
Netflix's competitors are multiplying, and they're ambitious. After Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, and a dozen others, Disney+ has lauched, and Netflix is clearly in the crossehairs.
Beijing residents with a variety of approaches to urban air pollution.
In recent years the number of motor vehicles – and the pollution they generate – has grown astronomically, leading some citydwellers to wear facemasks in the hopes of protecting themselves. So do they work?
Announcement of the Nobel Prize in Economics to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer (from left to right on the screen) during a press conference held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on 14 October 2019.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics pays tribute to randomized control trials, but can they really help us fight poverty?
Chilean police clash with anti-government demonstrators during a protest in Santiago, Chile, Nov. 12, 2019. Santiago is one of a dozen cities worldwide to see mass unrest in recent months.
AP Photo/Esteban Felix
From Santiago and La Paz to Beirut and Jakarta, many of the cities now gripped by protest share a common problem: They've grown too much, too fast.
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In 1989, Francis Fukuyama pronounced that history had ended. How wrong he was.
Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, left, and Foreign Service officer George Kent are sworn in before the House Intelligence Committee during the first public impeachment hearing.
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The first day of public impeachment testimony was defined, in part, by strongly worded statements from Representatives Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes.
The Maria Fire billows above Santa Paula, California on Oct. 31.
'California is America fast-forward,' writes one scholar. Does that mean that the dystopian infernos that have consumed parts of the state are simply a picture of what awaits the rest of America?
More and more employees are using digital tools to acquire new professional skills.
As new ways of working have spread throughout the workplace, a culture of lifelong learning is competing with the traditional practice of on-the-job training.
Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Biarritz G7, August 2019.
Why do some people greet each other with a kiss? How does the custom vary from place to place? This article is excerpted from the forthcoming 'Atlas of Regional Expressions.'
What digital border controls should be used in Russia?
The Russian government would like to free itself from the global Internet. This push for “digital sovereignty” has raised technical scepticism and political concerns.