Covid-19: Here’s how germs are spread and where you’re most likely to catch them

As lockdowns start to be lifted, Professor of Biology Erin Bromage explains how infectious diseases spread - and which places to avoid. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

U.S. companies discover the dark side of a Covid-19 business boom

As orders increase, some companies are contending with increased complexity and costs, as they try to increase output and keep workers safe. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Denmark is the most socially mobile country

The US (27th) and Britain (21st) are lagging behind their peers when it comes to creating a fair playing field. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Can online courses help people deal with isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic?

With almost half of the world’s population now isolating, people are heading online to find courses to support their mental health. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Hackers are using coronavirus maps to spread malware

Fake dashboards are being used to scrape user data from browsers. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

We could be vastly overestimating the death rate for Covid-19. Here's why

A lack of adequate testing for COVID-19 means only a proportion of cases are being counted in official statistics - making it seem deadlier than it is. Here's why | Continue reading | 1 month ago

A team from MIT is producing an open-source, low-cost ventilator design

Their work is based on a decade-old project that created device that could be built with $100 worth of parts.  | Continue reading | 1 month ago

A test than can detect coronavirus in minutes has been approved in the US

Abbott Laboratories has said it's won approval in the US for a diagnostic test for the coronavirus, that delivers results to patients in minutes. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Coronavirus Origins: 2 Viruses Might Have Combined

Scientists have been trying to understand the origin of COVID-19 and the virus that causes it: SARS-CoV-2. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Oct 15 2019, Exercise to Leaders for Pandemic Response

Kirsten Salyer, Public Engagement, Tel.: +41 79 265 8773; Email: | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Charts that helped change coronavirus policy in the UK and US

The UK and the US have ramped up efforts to 'flatten the curve' of the COVID-19 pandemic. It follows the publication of a scientific report modelling the effectiveness of different interventions to limit the spread of the virus. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

A visual history of pandemics – World Economic Forum

As humans have spread across the world, so have infectious diseases. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Iceland radically cut teenage drug use

The relationship between people and the state has allowed an effective national programme to cut the rates of teenagers smoking and drinking to excess. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

The future of work requires a return to apprenticeships

The real challenge of the Fourth Industrial Revolution isn’t the robots – it’s that we aren’t properly training and reskilling humans for available jobs. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Economics effects of Covid-19 globally

There are around 70,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the new form of coronavirus which emerged in Wuhan in December – and the health and economic effects are spreading around the world. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Sweden gives all employees time off to be entrepreneurs

Anyone who’s been in full-time employment for at least six months is entitled to apply for the unpaid sabbatical. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Library loans out ties and bags for people going to job interviews (2018)

Young people struggling to afford an interview outfit can now turn to an unexpected source for help. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

These Countries are the best at attracting and producing talent

The Global Talent Competitiveness Index measures the ability of countries to compete for talent - with a focus this year on AI. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Whales are vital to curb climate change – this is the reason why

Over a lifespan of around 60 years, whales accumulate an average of 33 tons (30 metric tonnes) of CO2. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

The Threat Posed by Technological Disruption (World Economic Forum)

"If this power falls into the hands of a twenty-first-century Stalin, the result will be the worst totalitarian regime in human history." | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Jobs of Tomorrow (World Economic Forum) [pdf]

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Jobs of Tomorrow: Mapping Opportunity in the New Economy

This report has been published by the World Economic Forum as a contribution to a project, insight area or interaction. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed herein are a result of a collaborative process facilitated and endorsed by the World Economic Forum, bu … | Continue reading | 4 months ago

The Net-Zero Challenge: Fast-Forward to Decisive Climate Action

The Net-Zero Challenge report examines the current state of global climate action by companies and governments, providing a clear way forward. Climate action is first and foremost an opportunity for countries and businesses to build a competitive advantage. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Well-Known Digital Media Creators to Represent the Voice of Youth

Find out more about the Digital Media Creators attending Davos 2020 to Represent the Voice of Youth | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Preventing the spread of desert locust swarms

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation i … | Continue reading | 4 months ago

These are the countries where most adults still don’t have a smartphone

Massive new mobile markets are emerging across the developing world, but smartphones are still out of reach for the world’s poorest. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

The road to a safe self-driving future begins with sharing data

The companies developing self-driving cars have started to make their datasets public - and thats' a huge step towards ensuring that this technology can be made safe. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Europe is no longer an innovation leader.

The EU must galvanize its funding structures and adopt an entrepreneurship mindset if it is to keep pace with the rapid pace of global tech. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Video games could help you to discover secret talents. Here's how

The new research also suggests video games could be used as a blueprint for more engaging employment. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Finland is the world’s happiest country – again

Why are Scandinavians the happiest people on earth? As the Nordic nations again top the world happiness league, what's the secret to their success? | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Happy workers are more productive, research shows – World Economic Forum

It’s long been thought employees do a better job when they are happy, and now researchers working with the University of Oxford say they have the figures to back up the theory. | Continue reading | 6 months ago

Europe divided: 30 years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Europe has seen sweeping changes, from EU expansion to the rise of the nationalist right. | Continue reading | 6 months ago

Alan Turing’s formula for finding secret patterns hidden in nature

Modern technology continues to use Turing's formula to identify important patterns in the animal kingdom. | Continue reading | 6 months ago

The Speed of the Energy Transition: Gradual or Rapid Change? [pdf]

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Chilling images expose climate change effects on a glacier

New images of the mountain range illustrate the impact climate change is having on its glaciers. | Continue reading | 7 months ago

How to end a lost decade of productivity growth

2019's Global Competitiveness Report is the latest edition of the series launched in 1979 that provides an annual assessment of the drivers of productivity and long-term economic growth | Continue reading | 7 months ago

Moving to another country can affect your gut bacteria

It could have important implications for our health.  | Continue reading | 7 months ago

Machine read 3.5M books and told us what it thought about men and women

Classy, vibrant and heartbroken. Wounded, unreliable and lawless. But which is which? | Continue reading | 7 months ago

These are the best countries for female workers

Improving female participation in work across the OECD could boost member countries' combined GDP by $6 trillion. | Continue reading | 8 months ago

An economist explains what happens if there’s another financial crisis

Central banks may not have the tools to act decisively in the case of another downturn, argues Kenneth Rogoff. | Continue reading | 8 months ago

Would you trust a “robo-restaurant”?

A new era of technology and food service is upon us, from robots flipping burgers to waiting tables with an electronic smile. | Continue reading | 8 months ago

Icelandic farmers' secret ingredient? Volcanoes

Freezing temperatures and little sunlight for half the year made Iceland reliant on imports, but geothermal energy is changing that. | Continue reading | 8 months ago

The results of Finland’s basic income experiment are in. Is it working?

The results are in from Finland’s big political experiment, and they offer something for everyone. | Continue reading | 8 months ago

The Case for a Guaranteed Job

"There are undoubtedly problems with the design and implementation of a JGP. But I applaud its spirit and intentions." Robert Skidelsky, Professor Emeritus of Political Economy at Warwick University. | Continue reading | 8 months ago

Handmaid's Tale Sequel Published

The Canadian author said of The Testaments: “As time moved on ... instead of moving further away from Gilead, we started moving towards it - particularly in the United States." | Continue reading | 8 months ago

We can feed the planet while saving the ocean

Climate change, overfishing and a growing population are putting incredible strain on global fishing stocks and the communites that depend on them. But there is a sustainable solution with the potential to meet the global demand for seafood and reduce the harm to marine ecosystem … | Continue reading | 8 months ago

Japanese researchers created a robotic tail to help the elderly stay balanced

The tail, which uses four artificial muscles and compressed air to move in eight different directions, acts like a 'pendulum' to help wearers maintain their balance. | Continue reading | 9 months ago

All of Barack Obama's reading lists combined

From novels to non-fiction, here what fed the mind of the former US president from 2009-2019. | Continue reading | 9 months ago