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Rapidly improving automated translation could help promote trade between nations who speak different languages – and break open the Anglophone world of work.

ASEAN member states are among the world’s biggest sources of ocean plastic. Here are some practical ways to stem the rising tide of pollution.

Companies need to think beyond marketing gimmicks and celebrity endorsements to succeed in an increasingly sophisticated marketplace.

The moral debate surrounding meat consumption has raged for centuries.

This excerpt is from Raj Kumar's book, "The Business of Changing the World". The book was chosen as the World Economic Forum Book Club's monthly book for June. Each month, a new book is selected and discussed among the group, with the author joining in on the last day of the month to reply to some questions from our participants.

A dynamic approach is essential to effectively deal with city traffic. By looking at what works and what doesn't in cities around the world, authorities can stay one step ahead.

With the European share of global manufacturing exports shrinking, companies must ensure they address the R&D gap and plan for the future.

Faced with an acute land shortage, Hong Kong plans to build artificial islands to house more people.

Swimmer’s ear peaks in the summer months, when people are more likely to go swimming, but you can get it without ever going in the water
Each year, millions of people in the United States see a doctor or another health care provider to get treatment for a painful ear infection called acute otitis externa. You probably know it by its more popular name: swimmer’s ear.
This common condition happens to 10 percent of people at some point. Here’s what to know.
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Our prolonged financial crisis has renewed interest in Keynes's theory that government spending should counteract slow economic growth – as economist Linda Yueh explains in this book extract

Food For Life
The Food for Life: Cancer Project class offers a unique opportunity to acquire knowledge about the link between diet and cancer, experience the benefits of plant-based nutrition, and learn the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health.
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Smoking continues to be the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. To help increase awareness, we celebrate the Great American Smokeout event. Held every year on the third Thursday of November, the Great American Smokeout is a tradition that was started in the 1970s to encourage those who smoke tobacco to quit for one day.
Many of us are familiar with the numerous negative health effects smoking tobacco can lead to such as heart disease, lung cancer, gum disease,…

"As we tentatively embark upon a new human chapter in outer space, we should reflect carefully before repeating the same mistakes we’ve already made on Earth."

The spider Hyptiotes reinvented the concept of the web, building an extraordinary, spring-loaded trap.

Economic, social and political pressures will ensure the world becomes carbon-neutral by 2050, but strong leadership is needed to stop the transition costing the earth.

Oil reserves are boosting GDP, but they aren’t the only factor driving the West African nation’s growth spurt.

The pods also feature hatches that deploy space suits and a docking port for a Mars Exploration Rover.

In the VoteSwiper app, users answer questions about current topics, and then the app matches them with the party that best fits their positions.

Glaciers in Alaska contributed the most to sea level rise, while glaciers in Patagonia and the rest of the Arctic were also major contributors.

Climate change and population increases are likely to see us fight for increasingly scarce resources, according to a new paper.

Scientists have discovered that the human brain can absorb information whilst asleep - and remember it when they wake up.

For the third consecutive year, complaints to SOS Homophobie's hotline went up.

Farming octopuses is not only unethical but deeply damaging to the environment, scientists say.

Retired naval officer Victor Vescovo visited places no human had gone before and saw undiscovered species - and man-made waste.

Dams and other human development - such as bridges and dykes - cause rivers to become fragmented, impacting ecosystems and biodiversity.

Empowering female entrepreneurs in pursuit of SDG6 can have a twofold impact: the global sanitation crisis disproportionately affects the well-being of women.

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“Diabetes in all its forms is essentially excess sugar in the bloodstream,” says Deepa Kirk, MD, medical director of the UNC Hospitals Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic at Meadowmont and associate professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine.
Sugar, specifically glucose, is the main source of energy for the cells in our body. Glucose from the carbohydrates we…

The promise of more speed and greater capacity defines development in tech. Quantum computing and 5G mobile are two new paradigms that promise to deliver both.

A fully networked Internet of Things could add up to $11 trillion to the global economy every year by 2025 - but if we're to take advantage we'll need to change how we do things.

Hassan Hakimian, head of the London Middle East Institute, argues that sanctions are usually counter-productive and should be judged by whether they bring about regime change or change a government’s behavior.

Games and role play can be a powerful tool for solving real-world problems – like our current inertia over the environment.

Getting a bad night's sleep means we're less productive at work, so companies need to promote good sleep health, say scientists.

A "new social contract" is needed to ensure technology does not lead us back to "feudalism", a trade union leader says.

Technology can help future-proof cities and make it possible for everyone to afford ways to cool and heat their urban homes.