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Nobel laureate Kenneth Arrow once described trust as a “lubricant of a social system”. Economic exchange, in particular, is virtually impossible without at least some level of trust. While markets, shops and online traders attempt to reduce uncertainty through...
Humility is the latest badge of virtue for those in positions of influence. From politicians, to executives, to chart-topping artists. The idea of a humble CEO is a romantic departure from the greedy self-serving corporate hero. Rather, when faced with...
Good eating habits ensure that the body gets all fluids, macronutrients (needed in large quantities), micronutrients (needed in small quantities), minerals, vitamins and adequate calories. The macronutrients being carbohydrates, fats, fibre, proteins and water while micronutrients include minerals and vitamins.  These compounds...
The study of history traditionally brings to mind images of dark, winding archives and the smell of dust; visions of academics poring through piles of documents to uncover secrets and find the missing piece, piles that are invariably too...
Understanding Earth’s species and ecosystems is a monumentally challenging scientific pursuit. But with the planet in the grip of its sixth mass extinction event, it has never been a more pressing priority. To unlock nature’s secrets, ecologists turn to a...
Water poisoning is a real thing. Learn more...
In 2016, more renewable energy was added to the global grid than ever before, and at a lower cost. A global energy revolution is clearly underway. What catalysed this transformation? In our latest study, Faster and Cleaner 2: Kick-Starting Decarbonization, we...
“Tall dark and handsome” is a common phrase echoed by people around the world when describing the most ideal, attractive man. But in India, local people have something else in mind when they describe what they most want in...
The regeneration of inner-city areas is a global challenge. Inner cities in France certainly have their problems, but the nation also has a good record of successful major urban regeneration projects. We have analysed three of these initiatives to...
More than 150 years after the heyday of the British ceramics industry, things are looking more positive than for some time. Potteries capital Stoke-on-Trent, in Staffordshire, England, is currently hosting the fourth British Biennial Ceramics festival, an eight-week exhibition...

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