With an escalating US trade war, a faltering economy and tensions in the South China Sea vexing her bosses in Beijing, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam appeared in no mood to compromise on a planned extradition law at recent meetings, according to foreign envoys and business people who met with her.
Listening to music at home may reduce cancer patients’ pain and fatigue and ease symptoms like loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating, according to research in Taiwan. In the study, breast cancer patients assigned to 30 minutes of music listening five times
The current value of the US government’s unfunded pension and Medicare liabilities is $46.7tn, or roughly two and a half times US GDP. Other estimates put that figure much higher. In the United Kingdom
Six weeks after India’s eastern state of Odisha was battered by the strongest storm since 2013, officials are considering how to build back damaged homes and power networks to better withstand future wild weather, as well as protecting the coast with trees.
Plastic litter remains one of the biggest problems facing the world’s seas, along with rising sea levels, climate change, and human-made chemical pollution.Thirty-two countries have so far banned at least some single-use plastics, with many more provinces
Recent trends, and the broader history of technological change, indicate that automation will usher in major shifts in labour markets over the next decade, displacing millions of workers but also creating millions of new jobs that require new skills.
Digital technology can rapidly transform how countries provide services such as education and health to their citizens. The public services of the future should be effective, efficient, fair, data-driven, and responsive to individual needs.
Digital technology is revolutionising our daily lives. Mobile devices monitor our movements, marketing algorithms guide our consumption, and social media shape our worldviews and politics. While such innovations have their advantages, they also carry significant risks
A cabana on the sands of Aruba just doesn’t do it for you anymore? Seen all there is to see up and down the Champs-Elysees? Tired of waiting in line to summit Everest? Nasa’s got a trip for you that’s off the beaten path. Way off.