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The Clash of Civilizations: Our New Global Order

Tom Johnson | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

We should have seen it all coming. The civil war and the underlying tensions rocked Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula should be no surprise to us. Indeed the unprecedented rise of Islamic extremism and the foundation of an organisation like ISIS, along with the independence and anti-EU movements in Britain, along with many other global issues.

Tackling Tax and Saving Lives

Francis West | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics
Francis West

With world champions Spain, the Netherlands and Chile in their World Cup group, it's fair to say that Australia were always going to struggle to make an impact in Brazil last month...

Discovering Music: How Personal Radio Opens the Door FM Radio Closes

Jyrki Rosenberg | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jyrki Rosenberg

Anyone who works in an office will be familiar with the scenario - half way through the afternoon you feel as if you've heard the latest track by this week's favoured artist enough times to make you never want to hear it again. It feels as if the same handful of songs have been on rotation all day.

Supply on Demand

Philip Letts | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
Philip Letts

A longstanding plateau of supply chain procurement and services buying innovation has left the global market in a state of stunted growth, with seemingly little room for manoeuvre. Philip Letts, CEO of blur Group reveals exactly how key players in the tech world are pushing to broaden the horizons of traditional commerce.

EU-China Relationship Could Hold Key to Global Climate Deal

Adam Matthews | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

The 19th United Nations annual Climate Change Conference begins in Poland on November 11. This will be an important step, although only a step, along the path toward securing by the end of 2015 a comprehensive global treaty that must set the world on a path to a low carbon future.

As IPCC Launches Landmark Study, Is the Tide Turning on Tackling Climate Change?

Andrew Hammond | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK
Andrew Hammond

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released last Friday the most comprehensive ever study on global warming. The landmark report, prepared by more than 200 scientists over two years, concludes that global temperatures could rise by up to 4.8 Celsius (8.6 Fahrenheit) by the end of this century compared to pre-industrial levels, but could potentially still be held to 0.3 C (0.5 F) with deep, speedy cuts in emissions.

Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling of the Millennium Development Goals

Marg Mayne | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK
Marg Mayne

Globally, women and girls are estimated to account for almost two-thirds of the people who live in extreme poverty. Women currently perform two-thirds of the world's work and produce 50 percent of the food, yet earn only ten percent of the income. To add to this injustice, only one in five parliamentarians worldwide is a woman.

Mark Zuckerberg Aims To Get World Online

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Tech

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has vowed to make internet access available around the globe by launching a new initiative to make getting online mor...

Behind the Façade of the G8

Stephanie Allen | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
Stephanie Allen

The members of the G8 are ultimately just eight individuals brought together to try to agree on a number of subjects listed on an agenda. Whether they can do this is another matter, and it provokes the question of whether the G8, with all its renown, reputation and international respect, is really just a power trip.

The Injustice of Overpopulation

Chantal Lyons | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK
Chantal Lyons

Most population growth is happening in the developing world. The clue is in the name - many developing nations are on their way up. Endeavouring to curb population growth can only be a positive thing. Many of the actions we could take are intrinsically humanitarian in themselves.

Re-framing Britain

Indra Adnan | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK
Indra Adnan

Against all my own expectations, the Olympic Games have emerged like unexpected blossom on a tree that only flowers erratically. When was the last time GB could stand so proudly tall? I'm reminded of the post war years when the response to the end of WW2 was to implement the Beveridge Report and build the welfare state. Am I comparing a few sporting triumphs to the construction of, amongst other things, the National Health Service? No - that would be pure bathos. But I am comparing a display of national character, where the choices that were made in a moment of coming together, were open, inclusive and dynamically forward looking.

Amazing Scoopshot

Laila Escartín-Sorjonen | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK Tech
Laila Escartín-Sorjonen

Basically Scoopshot is an application for your iPhone or Android you download for free from the App Store or Android Market and ta-daa! You can become a moneymaking mobile newsphotographer just like that! As long as you keep your eyes open and you happen to be in the right place at the right time.

Solar Power in the Desert: Harnessing the African Sun Can Solve the World's Energy Problem

Intelligence Squared | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

The way many people think about the future of our civilisation reminds me of the joke in which somebody jumps from a skyscraper and, while passing the 10th floor, concludes that "up to now everything has gone fine...".

New Global Consortium Against Dengue Fever

Peter Byass | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK
Peter Byass

Many people in the world have no idea about dengue fever, while others are all too aware of its dangers and maybe even live in fear of its potentially fatal consequences. Since there is no specific vaccine or treatment for dengue fever, tools for preventing and controlling outbreaks are an immediate priority.