Children who exercise have more brain power, finds study

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chinmay Jadhav, Formative Content We know that exercise boosts memory and thinking skills. But now, researchers have shown for the first time that physical activity can increase the size of children’s brains and improve academic performance. The study […]

High-flyers: China is on top of the world for skyscraper construction

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Jezard, Formative Content China seems determined to reach the stars by building ever-taller skyscrapers. In 2017 it saw the construction of 144 high-rises of more than 200 metres (660 feet) in height, including 15 described as “supertall” […]

6 ways countries can prepare for the next infectious disease pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Inglesby, Director, Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security All pandemics start as a small outbreak somewhere. When the next potential pandemic begins, will we detect it early? Will we recognize its pandemic potential? Will we have […]

Vegans in France are using extreme tactics to stop people eating meat

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer When you think of a vegan, the first image that pops into your head might not be one of an activist daubing fake blood on a French charcuterie shop. But butchers in France say militant […]

Where do Americans stand on immigration? They’re not as divided as you might think

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content If someone told you 75% of the population of a particular country believed immigration was a good thing, where would you think they were talking about? What if they went on to […]

Back to the future: flying cars are becoming a reality

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Alexander, Director, Aerospace Standards, SAE International In 2011, Peter Thiel confronted his Silicon Valley peers with this observation: “We were promised flying cars, but instead we got 140-character tweets.” Thiel wanted to know when the long-awaited innovations […]

China is among the 20 most innovative economies for the first time

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content In the last few decades, China has made huge progress in science and technology. This new age of innovation has seen the birth of ‘unicorn’ tech companies like media giant Tencent, the ‘Uber of […]

How women are transforming the Arab world’s start-up scene

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kelly Ommundsen, Community Lead, Digital Economy and Society System Initiative, World Economic Forum LLC & Khaled Kteily, Founder and CEO, Legacy It may surprise some to learn that one in three start-ups in the Arab World is founded […]

Large parts of the world are growing more fragile. Here are 5 steps to reverse course

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, Igarape Institute and SecDev Group There are ominous signs of growing turbulence around the world. The number of civil wars has doubled since 2001 – ​jumping ​from 30 to 70. The number of people killed […]

Here’s what keeps CEOs awake at night (and why it might be bad news for your next job)

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer What’s keeping top company executives awake at night? Muted revenue growth and whether or not to hire staff before that improves, according to a survey from KPMG. More than half of the global chief executive […]

Good grub: why we might be eating insects soon

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Finding a bug in your food can be a moment of horror that kills the mood and your appetite in one fell swoop. But that might be about to change, according to […]

Online government services could change your life. But only if you have access to the internet

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oren Pinsky, Project Coordinator, Internet for All, Latin America, World Economic Forum Geneva Estonians can register a new company online without leaving their desks. Brazilians can file their taxes online. Muscovites and Porteños – citizens of Buenos Aires […]

Phone lines open between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and people are calling strangers

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content The conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea that has roots stretching back to the 1960s has finally come to an end, resulting in one of the most unexpected consequences of any peacetime period. […]

The Chinese film boom luring Hollywood’s stars

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Phil Hoad, Freelance writer In 1973, Hollywood made Bruce Lee an offer he couldn’t refuse: to become a global megastar. After three low-budget Hong Kong features, the grandstanding Enter the Dragon, produced by Warner Bros, made his fame […]

5 surprising ways digital technology is changing childhood

    This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Bruce-Lockhart, Editor, World Economic Forum When even tech veterans such as Napster founder Sean Parker critique how smartphones are affecting childhood development, you know a shift is coming. In 2017, Parker warned that social media […]

How tiny countries top social and economic league tables (and win at football, too)

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content Sporting history is full of stories of underdogs who defy the odds to triumph over bigger teams. Leicester City’s fairytale rise from the bottom of the United Kingdom’s Premier League in 2015 to the […]

90% of fish stocks are used up – fisheries subsidies must stop

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) & Peter Thomson, United Nations Special Envoy for the Ocean, United Nations The name of our planet is misleading. We call it Earth. Yet, over 70% of […]

4 reasons cities should embrace Universal Basic Income

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Viva Dadwal, Deputy Editor, Globalisation and Health Projected rates of urbanization, alongside increasing levels of urban poverty and inequality, are forcing more and more cities to invest in anti-poverty measures such as affordable housing and childcare. There is […]

France v Croatia: How the World Cup finalists stack up off the pitch

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Writer, Formative Content It’s a clash of the titans. The match millions have been waiting for. On Sunday, 15 July at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium at 18:00 local time, Croatia takes on France in the final of […]

One in three fish caught never gets eaten

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Formative Content One of the greatest challenges the world faces is ensuring that a growing global population has enough to eat. Food production needs to increase by 50% to feed a projected population of 10 billion […]

How can we measure real progress on the Sustainable Development Goals?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Christian Kroll, Scientific Co-Director, SDG Index and Dashboards The UN Agenda 2030, with its 17 historic Global Goals, was signed into action by governments – but these historic targets also hold unique opportunities for investors and businesses. Also […]

#Travelgoals: why Instagram is key to understanding millennial tourism

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katie Hill, Advisor, Omidyar Network & Rose Mutiso, Co-founder and CEO, Mawazo Institute & Rebekah Shirley, Director of Research, Power for All While LinkedIn continues to be the go-to service to share professional experiences, millennials have turned to […]

Four ways innovation can help to beat heart disease

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association The statistics are staggering: non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 63% of deaths annually worldwide, and 80% of them occur in low- and middle-income countries, according to the World Health Organization. […]

Climate change will force us to redefine economic growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicholas Stern, President, Royal Economic Society Last Friday, Pope Francis called for nothing less than “a financial paradigm shift” in order to tackle climate change. His comments, made at a conference hosted by the Vatican and uniting business […]

This Chinese tech giant’s latest gadget is… a bus

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content This bulbous blue bus could soon become a regular fixture on China’s roads. One hundred of the self-driving buses have so far trundled off a production facility in Xiamen, in southeast China’s Fujian province, […]

5 amazing schools that will make you wish you were young again

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Ever wish you could revisit your youth? These schools will make you want to be a student again. As well as offering beautiful, architect-designed spaces, they house a mind-boggling array of facilities, from teaching gardens […]

4 ways blockchain will transform the mining and metals industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Max Weiland, CEO, Minerac The mining and metals industry is a critical component of the global economy. However, many operational and commercial practices remain inefficient and antiquated, leading to critical data omissions, security vulnerabilities and even corruption. Blockchain […]

This Netherlands football stadium creates its own energy and stores it in electric car batteries

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content A massive energy storage system that includes new and used electric vehicle (EV) batteries has just been switched on at Amsterdam’s Johan Cruijff Arena, the home of Dutch football club Ajax. It is capable […]

5 facts about global military spending

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ariel Kastner, Lead, Geopolitical Agenda, World Economic Forum Since its founding in 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has convened members at important moments to reinforce partnership and address critical issues. The next gathering of heads of […]

Amsterdam is getting a 3D-printed bridge

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith Breene Engineers in the Netherlands have used robots to “print” a 12-metre steel bridge which will span one of Amsterdam’s famous canals. Six-axis robots were used to “draw” the 4-metre-wide structure using layers of molten steel. […]