Unions in France called for a second day of mobilisation against the government’s proposed pension reform on Tuesday 31 January.
Data spanning the past fifty years shows strikes in France have generally not affected growth or foreign investment.
Prototyping of a self-built stove.
Julien Lemaistre/Low-tech Lab
The deployment of low-tech requires taking into account the human factor and changing design practices.
Uber, which has operations in 72 countries, is a household name of the gig economy.
Gig companies like Uber often promote the freedom that comes with independent contractor arrangements. They talk less about the impact that pay volatility can have on workers’ health.
Brazil’s new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (C) greets indigenous Brazilian leader and environmentalist Raoni Metuktire, known as Chief Raoni (3-R), and other community representatives after his inauguration ceremony on January 1, 2023.
More than a week into administration, Lula’s multicultural politics could not stand in starker contrast to Bolsonaro’s colourblind stance. Could they bring the country together?
The Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Baluarte is just one of the attractions on Mozambique Island.
The Covid-19 pandemic has the potential to make tourism more sustainable in Africa, improving the lives of local communities rather than just catering to international visitors.
Designed by Elizabeth Magie in the early 20th century,
The Landlord Game would go on to inspire Monopoly.
The game’s roots provide insights into capitalism that form part of teaching and research to this day.
The European Commission estimates that between 2021 and 2030, the energy sector at European level will need at least 175 billion euros per year.
A new study indicates that the supply of “green” assets has caught up with demand, leading to a relative decline in performance. The green premium is a reality, but may be temporary.
A UBS report placed Munich in the top four of its Global Real Estate Bubble Index locations for 2022.
House prices are dipping fast in many areas of the world. Is this a normal stage in the market fluctuation, or the sign of an imminent crash?
France’s goalkeeper #01 Hugo Lloris (C) jumps for the ball during the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter-final football match between England and France at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha, on December 10, 2022.
After Brazil’s exit, who might be on course to win in 2022? Experts crunch 150 years of big data to predict the winner.
The UN’s 2022 “Transforming Education Summit” highlighted how staggering the need is for education in the world.
Gaëll Mainguy/Learning Planet Institute
At the Learning Planet Institute, an initiative launched with UNESCO, we’ve seen many programs that foster the ability and motivation to learn, act and lead for a better world.
5G can also be deployed in ‘private’ networks, but it is still very expensive. Solutions for both private and public networks.
The deployment of 5G networks depends on the compatibility of the instruments and protocols of a handful of industry players.
Republican supporters pray before a Donald Trump “Save America” rally on September 23, 2022, in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Republicans and democrats alike have accused each other of threatening the foundations of democracy. How legitimate are these fears?
As climate change accelerates, Farmers’ vulnerability to drought will depend on his choice of varieties and cropping practices.
As droughts intensify, how can we increase crop production in a sustainable way? This is a multidimensional scientific and societal challenge to ensure future food security.
Switzerland’s Great Aletsch Glacier is 23km long and located in the World Heritage site Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch. It leads the list of glaciers in the European Alps in terms of length and size, yet since the mid-19th century, it has lost more than 25% of its volume.
Jo in Riederalp/Wikipedia
Rising temperatures and extreme weather pose an existential threat to many UNESCO World Heritage sites, but widespread discussion is needed for meaningful change.
A child suffering from malaria recovers at a clinic in Mogadishu, Somalia (2013).
One of the oldest and deadliest diseases, malaria caused more than 627,000 deaths in 2020. A new treatment based on a drug initially developed to fight cancer has shown considerable promise.
A staff member from the Pesalat Reforestation Project on the island of Borneo replants trees in a peat-swamp forest area that was cleared by fires and logging. The areas are habitat for the orangutan, which is highly endangered.
World Resources Institute
As climate change worsens, it’s essential to restore our forests and ensure that the ones we plant are resilient. A global research network, the Tree Diversity Network, is working to make it happen.
Chiribiquete National Natural Park and the
Serranía de la Lindosa buffer zone feature many flat-topped mountains known as Tepuyes.
Local communities and national authorities are working to develop sustainable tourism in Colombia’s Chiribiquete National Natural Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2018.
In the city of London, security cameras can even be found in cemeteries. In 2021 the mayor’s office launched an effort to establish guidelines for research around emerging technology.
As states and nations struggle to regulate growing AI use, municipal authorities are often leading the way. An emerging paradigm known as AI Localism can help us better define the way forward.
A golden-rumped lion tamarin.
Do you know zoopharmacognosy is? Some animals use trees to treat themselves.
Respectively 60.6% and 62% of women in Liberia and Sierra Leone have experienced at least one act of sexual violence in their life.
More than 40% are victims of violence at least once in their lifetime, according to research. This is likely the tip of the iceberg.