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 […]