Annie Lancaster

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BP evacuates North Sea oilfield after unmanned barge drifts nearby

More than 200 workers evacuated from drilling platform as vessel breaks moorings in stormy seas and floats towards Valhall oilfield<p>Hundreds of oil workers have been evacuated from North Sea drilling platforms after an unmanned barge was cut adrift by storms.<p>BP ordered more than 230 staff to leave …

Rowing

Luxury, Adventure & Long Term Travel

Travel

Bangladesh Not Waiting for the World to Save Us

In just a few weeks, the world will adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. For my country, Bangladesh, the goal of combatting climate change and its impacts is crucial, as we are on the frontline of this global threat.<p>Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the …

Sustainability

These heartbreaking images show what it's like to live and work in one of the most polluted cities on earth

Mannaerts displays his work on his website, and one of his most compelling stories is "Slaves of Hazaribagh," a photo story put together from his time in Hazaribagh in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and one of the most polluted cities in the world.<p>In 2013, the Green Cross Switzerland and the New …

Pollution

Ecological footprints

Humanity’s demand for goods and services created from our planet’s resources have for a long time exceeded what the Earth’s ecosystems are capable of …

Is freshwater supply more dependent on good governance than geography?

Is freshwater supply more dependent on good governance than geography? Scientists have analysed 19 different characteristics critical to water supply …

Why China is shifting to a 'two-child' policy

After decades of population control, China looks to implement a new, more expansive policy that will allow parents to have more than one child.<p>The …

Japan's PM Demands "Bold Proposals" For Raising The Country's Birth-Rate

With a birth-rate at record-lows and death-rate at record-highs, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe unveiled a new set of 'arrows' a few weeks ago to 'fix' the …

Japan

The World's Coral Is Experiencing A Massive Bleaching Event

Reef-er madness<p>Coral reefs are mesmerizingly beautiful and full of incredible research opportunities. Unfortunately, they're also disappearing faster than ever.<p>Today, NOAA announced that the world is in the third recorded global coral bleaching event. That means that all across the world, coral …

DNA Study Yields Big Surprise About The Tiny 'Molecule Of Life'

Forget about the static little ladder you heard about in biology class. DNA wiggles like crazy and keeps changing its shape.<p>You don't have to be a molecular biologist to know that deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) has a "double helix" structure. But if you think the molecule of life is nothing more than …

Nature Communications

Paul Tudor Jones II: Why we need to rethink capitalism

Do we see reality as it is? | Donald Hoffman

Clay Shirky: How cellphones, Twitter, Facebook can make history

The riddle of experience vs. memory | Daniel Kahneman

Mosquitos, malaria and education | Bill Gates

Different ways of knowing | Daniel Tammet

Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything

Toby Shapshak: You don't need an app for that

Gavin Schmidt: The emergent patterns of climate change

How do you explain consciousness? | David Chalmers

Karima Bennoune: The side of terrorism that doesn't make headlines

Hubertus Knabe: The dark secrets of a surveillance state

Nicholas Stern: The state of the climate — and what we might do about it

Dilip Ratha: The hidden force in global economics: sending money home

Robert Muggah: How to protect fast-growing cities from failing

Matthieu Ricard: How to let altruism be your guide

Andy Yen: Think your email's private? Think again

Japanese Yen

Can we create new senses for humans? | David Eagleman