Can science help us understand populism, from ‘malignant manicheism’ to Marine Le Pen?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Recent election results in Europe have been interpreted as a reversal for populism. Researchers are trying to gain a fuller understanding of what populism is and how it spreads. […]

European Health Union: A European Health Data Space for people and science

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission launched the European Health Data Space (EHDS), one of the central building blocks of a strong European Health Union. The EHDS will help the EU to achieve a quantum leap forward in the way healthcare is provided to people across […]

Why collaboration is key to scientific discovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alessandro Curioni, Vice President Europe and Africa and Director, IBM Research Europe Collaboration has long been key to scientific discovery and innovation, in both academia and industry. The Stick to Science campaign is calling for there to be […]

3 ways to address the North-South divide in scientific research

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: George Richards, Director, Community Jameel Scientific research into global challenges, such as climate change and COVID-19, continues to be dominated by the Global North. This North-South divide, partly driven by funding inequities, is failing to harness global collective […]

How female inventors can fix STEM’s gender gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cynthia Tregillis, Senior Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel, Western Digital & Sabra Truesdale, Associate General Counsel, Western Digital Just as a gender gap exists in the STEM workforce, a gender gap also exists in patenting activity. Increasing women’s […]

This is how we can teach young people to use science and data to make better decisions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carl Wieman Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate 2020, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Professor of Physics and the Graduate School of Education, Stanford University Current educational methods are failing to teach students the skills they need to […]

The gender gap in science and technology, in numbers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Women are still under-represented in fields such as computing, engineering, mathematics and physics, finds a UNESCO report. A workforce highly qualified in science and tech disciplines is vital to filling the skills shortage […]

What the pandemic has taught us about science communication

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Junaid Nabi, Senior Fellow, The Aspen Institute Too often during the COVID-19 pandemic, poor communication by scientists and experts has led to the low take-up of measures that could have saved lives. This is having a significant impact […]

Why is scientific collaboration key? 4 experts explain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alice Hazelton, Programme Lead, Science and Society, World Economic Forum COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of scientific collaboration. We asked members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Scientific Collaboration why it’s key for the future. […]

Scientists studied microbes feeding on Antarctica’s first methane leak – here’s what they found

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Antarctica holds up to a quarter of the planet’s marine methane. The first known methane leak in Antarctica could be a worrying sign of more to come. Ocean-dwelling microorganisms eat methane, preventing […]

How scientists are turning living cells into the tiny factories of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Freemont, Professor, Imperial College, London & Natalie Curach, Project manager, Partnerships Manager & Douglas Friedman, Executive director, Engineering Biology Research Consortium & Sang Yup Lee, Distinguished Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Biology is an […]

Why forensic science is in crisis and how we can fix it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruth Morgan, Professor of crime and forensic sciences, UCL Imagine you’re in court, accused of a crime that you know you didn’t commit. Now imagine a scientist takes the stand and starts explaining to the court how your DNA […]

These photos show the world of science in stunning detail

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content From the structure of a soap bubble to a close-up of a gas nebula thousands of light years from Earth, prepare to see science through a whole new lens. The inaugural Science Photographer […]

A biodiversity scientist explains the problem with our neat lawns

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content You won’t find many neater lawns than those Roger Federer and tennis stars from across the globe will play on over the next fortnight (July 1-14) at the All England Lawn Tennis […]

Scientists have created a new kind of plastic that could be infinitely recyclable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sophie Hirsh, Writer, Green Matters By now, you’ve probably heard the statistic that only about 9 percent of plasticsactually get recycled, with the rest winding up in landfills and oceans. To combat the plastic crisis, many eco-conscious people are turning […]

Scientists are growing meat on blades of grass

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer , Formative Content What if you could grow a burger in the same way you grow grass? Sounds implausible? Scientists at the University of Bath are taking cells from pigs and cows and growing them […]

How the powerful science of behaviour change can make us healthier

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adrian Gore, CEO & Founder, Discovery/ Vitality We are at a unique moment in history, a potential tipping point where our understanding of behavioural science and advances in technology are coming together powerfully to improve people’s lives. The […]

In 1975 NASA envisioned future life in space would look like this

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 You might think that dreaming up what life in a space colony might be like is at the cutting edge of futuristic thinking. But NASA was working on the concept more than […]

3 natural mysteries that could be explained by quantum physics

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 Have you ever wondered how birds instinctively find their way across thousands of miles of open sky during migration? Or pondered photosynthesis, or how the human sense of smell works? Despite our best […]

8 fascinating and fearsome frontiers of science you should know about

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Gleicher, Head of Science and Society, World Economic Forum A range of technologies are coming of age all around us, transforming our world in complex ways that are hard to predict. Anticipating what’s to come requires paying […]

Can we balance conservation and development? Science says yes

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Heather Tallis, Global Managing Director and Lead Scientist for Strategy Innovation, The Nature Conservancy & Stephen Polasky, Regents Professor and Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics, University of Minnesota For too long, dire messages and gloomy assumptions about the […]

Why we need both science and humanities for a Fourth Industrial Revolution education

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hans Vestberg, Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Communications The potential automation of many jobs raises some big and tricky questions, but one of these hasn’t received sufficient attention: what is the true purpose of education at a time when […]