Global immunization is having its annual check-up. What can we learn?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Orin Levine, Director of Vaccine Delivery, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Annual check-ups are part of normal prevention, helping your doctor to identify and address potentially worrisome conditions before they become serious. As a patient, you benefit from […]

6 young leaders who are improving the state of the world on International Youth Day

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Formative Content Across the world, young people are shaping the future in healthcare, education, technology, food security and more. Their ideas are transforming communities and society. To celebrate International Youth Day, here’s a look at the […]

These countries are all building brand-new cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content In the early years of this century, completely new cities began emerging across Asia and Africa, transforming previously unremarkable expanses of land or reclaimed ocean areas. Could some of these new urban creations […]

What would happen if we removed cars from cities?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Audrey de Nazelle, Lecturer in air pollution management, Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London Air pollution is now the fourth biggest killer in the world after smoking, high blood pressure and diet. It contributes to more […]

Islamophobia is driving more US Muslims to become politically engaged, suggests report

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 It has not been an easy year for Muslims in the United States. President Donald Trump’s travel ban – dubbed the “Muslim ban” – has been back and forth to the country’s highest courts. […]

Seaweed, enzymes and compostable cups: Can ‘Big Food’ take on plastic and win?

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 Have you ever tried ketchup on seaweed? How about ketchup in seaweed? As unusual as that may sound, it’s one firm’s approach to reducing the food industry’s dependence on plastic. The food […]

Radioactive nuclear waste is a global threat. These scientists may have a new solution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Franklin Servan-Schreiber, Senior Associate, Earthmind The US and Russia have approximately 7000 warheads each, enough to destroy humanity many times over. The US has enough highly radioactive plutonium, left over from the Cold War and generated by its nuclear […]

HPV vaccine: the silver bullet that saves women

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sally Cowal, Senior Vice President, Global Cancer Control, American Cancer Society Four out of five women in the UK have now received a silver bullet – the HPV vaccine that prevents cervical cancer. Thanks to a national effort to […]

Drinking coffee could help you live longer, research finds

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 Caffeine-lovers rejoice, your morning latte might add a few more years to your life. A new study of half a million British people found that those that drank a cup a day or more […]

Tech companies could achieve much more by serving the common good. Here’s 3 steps they should take

  This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Andrew Chakhoyan, Founder and Managing Partner, Strategic Narrative Consulting To say that technology is changing the world beyond recognition still sounds like an understatement. Our quest for invention has given us gunpowder and digital photography, and it […]

The sustainable fashion revolution is well underway. These 5 trends prove it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Colette Grosscurt, Responsible Investment Officer, ACTIAM & Holly Syrett, Owner/Creative Entrepreneur, GW Agency Recent trends and events continue to call for a fashion revolution. We need to move the fashion industry away from the take-make-dispose consumption of clothes […]

The entire Australian state of New South Wales is in drought

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leora Klapper, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank A severe drought is crippling farmers and regional communities across the eastern state, where in some parts less than 10mm of rain fell in July, according to Bureau of […]

How this one change can help people fight poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leora Klapper, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank Nearly 800 million people globally live in extreme poverty, estimates the World Bank. Africa is home to more extremely poor people than all other regions combined. Most of the […]

This AI can predict your personality just by looking at your eyes

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Are you neurotic, agreeable, an extravert, or conscientious? New technology purports to know you better than you know yourself. Machine learning is bringing a new meaning to the phrase “in the blink of an eye” […]

6 surprising side effects of this year’s global heatwave

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 Large areas of the world are in the grip of a fierce heatwave, with some areas experiencing record-breaking temperatures. During the first three weeks of July, temperatures have been much higher than average, by […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing how we grow, buy and choose what we eat

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Juergen Voegele, Senior Director, Food and Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank Technology has revolutionized agriculture at regular intervals, from the invention of the ox-drawn plough in ancient Egypt, to the first gas-powered tractor at the beginning of the […]

‘I thought I’d never get out alive’ – the Muslim director who interviewed neo-Nazis

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 one of her most terrifying moments, activist and film-maker Deeyah Khan was told that she would end up with a bullet in her head. At the time, Khan, a Muslim woman of Pakistani […]

3 ways to ensure the internet’s future is creative, collaborative and fair

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Claudio Cocorocchia, Acting Head of Information and Entertainment System Initiative, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum Geneva Last month the European Union’s governance body, the European Commission (EC), narrowly rejected controversial legislation intended to redefine copyright for the […]

Greenpeace’s saints and sinners in the tech world

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 tiny European nation of Denmark (population 5.76 million) is famed for its green credentials. It plans to stop using coal for generating electricity by 2030, and the last Danish-owned oil company […]

How fungi could save the world

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 A family of health superheroes, whose powers range from fighting cancer to cleaning up pollution: meet the humble fungi. While fungi are everywhere, we do not know how many of them there are. A […]

Which countries have the highest unemployment rates?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood The global financial crisis that began in 2008 shook the world’s economies, but the long-term impact hit some countries harder than others. First, though, the good news: the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) […]

It’s not your imagination, summers are getting hotter

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood Summers never used to be this hot, did they? You may have asked yourself that question and wondered whether in fact you’re just getting more sensitive to the heat as you get older. But in […]

Social entrepreneurs can change the world – but these 6 things are holding us back

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kyle Zimmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Book & Kristine Pearson, Founder and CEO, Lifeline Energy Social entrepreneurs around the world have been unparalleled catalysts for social change. They use market-driven strategies to tackle critical social issues […]

LED lights could stop turtles and birds from drowning in fishing nets

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 Every year, at least 7.3 million tons of marine life end up as bycatch. Sharks, turtles, whales, dolphins and seabirds are unintentionally caught in fishing nets, and then usually discarded, dead or dying, back […]

We know ethics should inform AI. But which ethics?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mauro F. Guillén, Anthony L. Davis Director of The Lauder Institute, Dr. Felix Zandman Professor of International Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania & Srikar Reddy, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sonata Software Limited and Sonata […]

Time to say goodbye to the plastic straw. But what’s the best alternative?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Consider the plastic straw. The once ubiquitous and popular item has become a symbol of our throw-away culture and the proliferation of non-recyclable materials. In the US and UK alone, 550 million plastic straws are thrown […]

Air pollution could be responsible for 1 in 7 new cases of diabetes

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 Outdoor air pollution – already a major cause of disease and death globally – contributed to 3.2 million new cases of type 2 diabetes in 2016, according to a new study. Tiny particulate matter […]

Humans account for only 0.01% of life on Earth – but our impact has been immense

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ron Milo, Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science Most of us, including scientists, are blind to the full scope of the living world. This was illustrated by an informal survey which asked biologists and ecologists from elite universities two […]

India’s future as a world power depends on 4 key relationships

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) In the 2040s, India is expected to surpass the United States (in PPP terms) and become the world’s second largest economy, behind China. Alongside this Indian emergence, the international order is […]

These are the best MBAs if you want to be an entrepreneur

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Want to study alongside the next Jeff Bezos, Oprah Winfrey or Richard Branson? Or perhaps you imagine starting Uber’s biggest rival while tackling an MBA on the side? You probably won’t be surprised to learn […]

This house is made entirely out of recycled rubbish

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood The world’s waste problem is getting bigger by the day as we use and discard billions of things that deserve a second chance. While the global recycling market is expected to continue to expand rapidly, […]

A bad marriage can be as unhealthy as smoking and drinking

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith Breene We’ve been told many times that marriage is good for your health; on average married people live healthier, longer lives. But a new study suggests that if the marriage is a bad one, the opposite […]

Working fewer hours makes you more efficient. Here’s the proof

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 Happy, committed and productive. That is how most companies would like their staff to be. But few companies would go so far as giving their workers one day off a week in order to […]