Dana Lutfi

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How to stop the global inequality machine | Jason Hickel

If capitalism is going to be globalised, it makes sense to globalise the rules and standards that protect people as well<p>Related: Basic income isn’t just a nice idea. It's a birthright | Jason Hickel<p>When the UN unveiled the new sustainable development goals two years ago, it was the one on …

Why Peter Thiel believes in this 22-year-old's dream to clean up the oceans

With his tall, thin frame and tousled mop of dark brown hair, Boyan Slat looks more like a guitarist in an indie rock band than the founder and CEO …

The 13 countries with best work-life balance for expats

A survey by InterNations, the world's largest network for people who live and work abroad, rated 43 different aspects of life abroad on a scale of 1-7.<p>One of the sub-indexes looked at work-life balance.<p>The survey said that "although there is no direct correlation between long working hours and …

Work-life Balance

Suddenly, Muslims are America’s pariahs | Nesrine Malik

Officers ‘just following orders’, confused children, fearful parents: with Trump’s vile ban, Islamophobia has finally burst its banks<p>Within minutes of Donald Trump signing his executive order banning the entry of nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, the horror stories started coming …

United States

Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Already Harming American Science

Iranian scientists have been a major boon to everything from Mars exploration to Ebola-fighting to advanced mathematics.<p>Samira Asgari had been preparing for the trip for months. She had just earned her Ph.D. from a Swiss university and was ready to start a postdoctoral fellowship at Brigham and …

Immigration

Fire codes should be proactively complied with, not merely enforced

<b>To the editor:</b> Oakland officials might not have been proactive in enforcing the fire codes clearly violated by the Ghost Ship warehouse, but liability is widespread. I feel facility owners and managers have no excuse for failing to meet even rudimentary fire safety standards. ("Building inspectors …

Ghost Ship

Tesla is experiencing its first major identity crisis

But Tesla has never experienced a true <i>identity</i> crisis.<p>It is now.<p>The question for Elon Musk and his team to ask isn't, "Will we make it?" but rather, "What are we all about?"<p>Driving this identity crisis is the recent news that a driver was killed in May when his Tesla Model S running the Autopilot …

Tesla

Mexico City chokes on its congestion problem

Authorities are trying to reduce pollution in the capital but confused policy-making and rising car ownership are reducing the city to poisonous gridlock<p>Every morning, Adriana Carlos leaves her home on the southern fringes of Mexico City at 7am for what should be a manageable journey to her office …

Performance-Based Design: Benefits and Pitfalls

Performance-based building codes are dedicated to allowing industry to tailor design solutions to achieve requirements and boost productivity.<p>They …

Engineering

Elon Musk Wants To Build The World’s First 21st Century Energy Empire

Tesla isn't just an electric car company anymore.<p>Tesla Motors made a bid on Tuesday to buy its sister company, SolarCity, as CEO Elon Musk looks to consolidate his growing clean-energy empire.<p>The offer comes as Tesla, best known for its electric automobiles, pushes to become a behemoth in the …

Tesla

We've tinkered with education for too long - what we need to do is start again from scratch

During a recent recording of The Big Questions there was an animated discussion about the failings of white working class boys.<p>According to a report published last year by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, poor white boys are now the lowest-achieving group in Britain, with just 28 per cent …

Education

A Record Year For Renewable Energy

<b>Introduction</b><p>This week the Renewables 2016 Global Status Report (GSR) was released by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21). REN21 is a global renewable energy network that connects governments, nongovernmental organizations, research and academic institutions, …

The Relationship Between Subways and Urban Growth

Key takeaways from a new study on the effects of subway location and expansion around the world.<p>In the major cities of the world, subway systems are typically seen as a means to foster density, reduce reliance on cars, mitigate sprawl, and provide residents with access to affordable transportation. …

Urban Design

Inside the ISIS Blueprint for Winning

Back in 2010, ISIS was on the downswing. The terrorist group then published a think tank-like pamphlet on how to get a country of its own.<p>Despite the …

Ukraine forms 'ministry of truth' to regulate the media

Ukraine has a new government ministry. This month, the parliament voted to create a ministry of information policy that will be led by Yuriy Stets, the head of the information security department of the national guard. According to the new minister, the information war against Russia cannot be won …