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We all know the feeling. You’re on your way to an important appointment when disaster strikes. A glitch in the transport matrix leaves you waiting for a train that never arrives, or in bumper-to-bumper traffic with little chance of making it to...
What value does the word “millennial” actually have? Americans have heard the term ad nauseum by now. In politics, public relations or marketing, it’s a buzzword. But millennial doesn’t hold nearly as much meaning as Americans pretend it does. Here’s why. It doesn’t mean...
This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry is shared by Michael Stanley Whittingham, John Bannister Goodenough and Akira Yoshino. These three world-leading scientists deserve enormous credit for their contributions to lithium ion battery (LIB) technology. The decision to award more than one...
Sexism and misogyny harm women in many obvious ways. Women experience economic, workforce and health-care disadvantages, intimate partner violence, gendered violence in public places, and street harassment. Women are also faced with denials gender inequality still exists in 2019. Some people presume anti-discrimination legislation, equal pay, and ensuring...
Bringing pet dogs into the workplace is becoming increasingly common. Large companies like Google, Ticketmaster and challenger bank Monzo are just a few that have joined companies in the pet sector (like Pets at Home) that allow employees to bring their dogs to...
Today we’re facing a whole slew of social, economic and environmental crises—gun violence, climate change, gender inequality, job dislocation, food insecurity, plastic pollution and the opioid epidemic, to name just a few. The responses from governments are often inadequate. Indeed,...
WeWork looked set to become the latest tech startup to launch on the stock market at an astronomic valuation. It still could. The office rental company was initially valued around US$47 billion. Now there’s talk of this being halved to...
If you want to conduct groundbreaking but contentious biological research, go to China. Last year, Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced he had created the world’s first gene-edited human babies, shocking the world at a time when such practice is illegal...
“Empower women”, “Girl power”, “#Unapologetic”. Feminist marketing campaigns are flying through the air, fresh out of multinationals’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies, claiming to be the new champions of gender equality. Buy a pair of Nikes and discover how its “Girl Effect” campaign will “unlock...
Illinois recently became the 11th state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. As more states follow suit, legal cannabis spending is expected to grow over 200% from about US$9 billion in 2017 to $31 billion in 2022. With these unparalleled increases in spending, marijuana stocks, including...

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