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Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures

How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group thought that the simplest way would be to show people<p>Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot is available to buy

Population

Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals

Stop obsessing with how personally green you live – and start collectively taking on corporate power<p>Would you advise someone to flap towels in a burning house? To bring a flyswatter to a gunfight? Yet the counsel we hear on climate change could scarcely be more out of sync with the nature of the …

Black Lives Matter

Scientists May Have Just Created the Most Absorbent Solar Cell Ever

The Solar Panel of the Future<p>Scientists have developed a solar cell that is capable of converting direct sunlight into electricity with 44.5 percent …

How India’s relationship with Israel has been a diplomatic see-saw since 1948

When Israel proclaimed itself as an independent nation in 1948, it immediately sought international recognition. But Nehru, the then Prime Minister …

India

Amnesty International: fans arrested in India for cheering Pakistan win ‘must be freed’

• Nineteen men arrested in India following Pakistan’s Champions Trophy win • Fans face life imprisonment for sedition for chanting pro-Pakistan slogans<p>Nineteen cricket fans arrested in India for celebrating Pakistan’s win against India in the Champions Trophy “should be released immediately”, …

Amnesty International

4 life hacks from ancient philosophers that will make you happier

You’ve probably heard about Stoics or Stoicism — and most of what you know is wrong.<p>They weren’t joyless bores. The ancient Stoics were the first …

Iceland is drilling into a volcano to generate geothermal energy

Iceland is currently the only country in the world running on 100% renewable energy, but apparently that isn't good enough for them. They have just …

Aerial Photos Reveal the Massive Tesla Solar Panels Powering Hawaii

A vision of a solar-powered future lies in Hawaii.<p>Tesla has been busy laying the foundations for the future of renewable energy. In March, the …

Venice bans kebab shops to ‘preserve decorum and traditions' of city

Authorities say new measures will stop proliferation of fast-food restaurants that are ‘not compatible’ with city’s heritage<p>In an effort to “preserve decorum and traditions” in the romantic canal city of Venice, local authorities have banned new kebab shops and other fast-food outlets from …

Italy

10 incredible things climate change will do

Climate change will bring some surprising effects: Bumpy plane rides, greater mood swings and more volcanic eruptions are just a few of the things we …

Italian Volt custom electric motorcycles will employ 3D printing

<b>This startup is building electric motorcycles that can be configured as a café racer, a roadster, a scrambler, or fully custom, thanks to 3D printing.</b><p>…

Motorcycles

The Singularity Could Be Closer Than You Think

A.I. evolution may be decades away -- or happening already.<p>Sci-fi depictions of the future would have us thinking of the singularity — when A.I …

Tesla aims for the Model 3 to be the first mass-market autonomous car

It’s fair to say that most of the ~400,000 people who reserved the Tesla Model 3 did it because it will likely become the first long-range relatively affordable electric car to be mass-produced.<p>But it also became clear that Tesla also aims for the Model 3 to be the first mass-market autonomous car …

SpaceX is about to try something 'potentially revolutionary' in the history of space travel

It's make or break time for SpaceX.<p>On March 30, pending agreeable weather, Elon Musk's rocket company will try to make good on its promise to slash the immense cost of launching stuff into space.<p>The goal is to re-launch and recover a first-stage booster, or lower half, of a 229-foot-tall …

Space Travel

Harvard has created a 'liquid' battery that could last for more than a decade

Lithium-ion batteries power everything from phones to electricity grids but their lifespan is incredibly short, plus they're difficult to recycle. …

Clean Energy

The best and worst countries in the world when it comes to air pollution and electricity use

Air pollution has become so bad in Beijing, for example, that Chinese officials aim to slash its local coal consumption by 30% in 2017.<p>Meanwhile, the US — which currently ranks eighth on the list of countries with the <i>lowest</i> air pollution — could be headed in the opposite direction.<p>President Donald …

Fossil Fuels

This Custom 918 Spyder Is Possibly the Most Badass Porsche Ever Made

If you ever thought practical dirt road driving and looking cool were mutually incompatible, then you’ve obviously never seen this badass, off-road …

The history of Audi

In the video above, we take a look at the iconic brand Audi, whose origins date back to 1909.<p>In recent years, Audi has dominated Le Mans with 13 wins and currently has 47 models under the Audi umbrella, including the Q2 compact SUV.<p>We take a deeper look into Audi's history in this video, including …

Mercedes-Benz

9 questions about the global refugee crisis you were too embarrassed to ask

On World Refugee Day, looking at a 65 million person crisis.<p>“We don’t want them here,” President Donald Trump said on January 27, just before he signed his controversial executive order on immigrants and refugees. “We want to make sure we are not admitting into our country the very threats our …

Immigration

Beauty and destruction: the Amazon rainforest – in pictures

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest, but in the last 40 years at least 20% of it has been destroyed. The Amazon basin covers nine countries in South America, with 60% of it in Brazil, and for a decade local photographer Rodrigo Baleia has documented the beauty and destruction of the region …

Amazon Rainforest

Trump means ‘business’ as ban excludes countries of interests

Several Muslim majority nations, where the Trump Organisation is active and which in some cases have faced troublesome issues with terrorism, do not …

Suddenly, Muslims are America’s pariahs

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 …

Religion

25 years of normalised India-Israel relations

Arms deals and US influence is behind India's 25-year-old rapprochement with Israel.<p>Twenty-five years ago today, India and Israel established diplomatic relations. For decades until 1992, India had abstained out of principle from having close relations with Israel, a state seen as a colonial and …

11 Things That Probably Won’t Exist in 2025

From your living room to your car, these pieces of technology may not be around much longer.<p>If there’s one thing that’s constant in the world of …

5 Ways to Kick the Habits That Sap Your Mental Strength

No matter what goals you've set for yourself, you'll struggle to reach them if your brain is working against you. The way you think affects how you …

SpaceX Hyperloop Competition: Elon Musk Says Tunnel Digging Will Start Tonight

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk gave the world the concept of Hyperloop — a superfast ground-based mass transit system — in 2013, but none of his …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Physics

A whirlwind week: Trump's first 14 official presidential actions

The president has announced actions in a range of policy areas – even before appointing key officials in federal agencies charged with implementing them<p>Donald Trump took 14 official presidential actions in his first week in office. While the actions do not have the force of law, they do represent …

Immigration

Ireland votes to be world's first country to fully divest from fossil fuels

In a historic move, Ireland may become the world’s first country to fully divest from all fossil fuels, according to 350.org’s Fossil Free Europe. …

Fossil Fuels

The Shaky State Of The Islamic State

President Trump says he wants a swift and complete victory over the Islamic State, and he inherits the battle at a moment when the extremist group is losing ground in Iraq and Syria. The group's self-declared caliphate is looking increasingly fragile.<p>Could 2017 be the year the U.S. and its allies …

Middle East