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The Radical Future Of Branding

Designers predict the major branding trends of 2017.<p>At a time of tremendous political and cultural upheaval, one thing remains certain: Companies will keep trying to sell you stuff, and they’ll keep coming up with new ways to do it. Design is, of course, a major part of that pitch. We spoke with …

McDonald's

Why We Keep Hiring Narcissistic CEOs

When discussing the future of leadership, most conversations focus on bright-side traits. For example, a common topic concerns the particular qualities that leaders <i>ought</i> to possess in order to be effective and how these may change based on the evolution of work, organizations, and society. Although …

Leadership

Challenges facing Scottish universities after Brexit

<b>In his second report on how Scotland's universities may be affected by the decision to leave the European Union, BBC Scotland education correspondent Jamie McIvor assesses the possible impact on postgraduate students, academics and research.</b><p>The West Highlands of Scotland suffered for generations …

United Kingdom

​Orwell: The surveillance game that puts you in Big Brother's shoes

If you see something, say something. Or in the case of Orwell, upload it permanently to a state surveillance machine and marvel at your terrifying power.<p>"Big Brother has arrived -- and it's you."<p>As CNET's resident privacy nark, I didn't need much convincing to play a game all about social …

Surveillance

Prodigy Math Game Lets Teachers Create Virtual Classrooms

Prodigy Game is a math site recommended by some teachers on Twitter (see their tweets below).<p>There are a lot of premium features, but teachers can …

Europe

Flashy Recyclable Photovoltaic System Breaks Record for Solar Energy

Medium-sized, plastic silicon cell and solar concentrator photovoltaic modules achieve 5.8 efficiency Photo: Angèle Reinders/University of …

Clean Energy

Colombia Farc: The Norwegian who helped broker peace

<b>A peace agreement for Colombia has finally been signed in Havana, after four years of negotiation presided over by hosts Cuba and Norway. The BBC's Will Grant in the Cuban capital met the Norwegian man who played a central role.</b><p>The relief in the room was palpable. As the former enemies walked in …

South America

15 islands that are totally underrated

Duty-free

Nick Xenophon calls for first-person shooter video games to be defined as gambling

Virtual weapons won in some games can be bought for real money and used like casino chips on online gambling websites<p>In what could prove a world first, an Australian politician is seeking to have games such as the hugely popular Counter-Strike series defined in law as gambling.<p>Nick Xenophon, the …

Gambling

National Trust offers a £1m Welsh farm for a year in exchange for £1 in rent and a lot of hard work

Ever wished that a one in a million chance would land at your doorstep sometime?<p>Well now’s your chance as for the princely sum of £1 you could rent a £1m farm in Wales for a year. There is a rider attached though – the would-be tenant must promise to look after “the fragile landscape” on offer as …

National Trust

4 Websites to Help Quit Your Job and Start a Business

Are you feeling trapped by a hum-drum job that leaves you unsatisfied and short of cash at the end of each month? Do you love solving problems, being …

Small Business
Wildlife

Bulgaria's vigilante migrant 'hunter'

<b>A Bulgarian trader in spare parts for buses has become a national celebrity after starting to patrol the Turkish border "hunting" for migrants. Many Bulgarians applaud his vigilante initiative, though others are deeply troubled.</b><p>"Bulgaria needs people like me, dignified Bulgarians, willing to defend …

North Africa

Myanmar swears in first elected civilian president in 50 years

<b>Myanmar's new president has been sworn in, the first elected civilian leader in more than 50 years.</b><p>Htin Kyaw from the National League for Democracy (NLD) takes over from Thein Sein, who introduced wide-ranging reforms during his five years in power.<p>Although NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi is barred …

Asia Pacific

Ash dieback and beetle attack likely to 'wipe out' ash trees in UK and Europe

A double whammy of an emerald borer beetle and the fungus causing ash dieback disease could kill millions of ash trees on the continent, study warns<p>Almost all the ash trees in the UK and across Europe are likely to be wiped out by a “double whammy” of a bright green borer beetle and the fungus that …

Biodiversity

China Is Building The Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant in The World

It will turn a third of Shenzhen's trash into energy every single day.<p>The Chinese city of Shenzhen plans to tackle its serious waste problem by …

Sustainability

10 Everyday Household Items That Make Perfect Seedling Starters

One person's trash is another person's must-have for a gorgeous garden.<p>We'll be the first to admit that when spring rolls around, we're keen to get out and garden. But while there's still a chill in the air, starting seedlings indoors is the best way to get a head start. Luckily, you likely already …

Disney's solar farm looks like Mickey Mouse because of course it does

Never a company to miss a moment for on-point branding, a new Disney solar farm in Florida is shaped like the head of beloved character Mickey …

One of World's Longest-Running Experiments Is Buried in a Secret Location in Michigan

The coolest experiment you've never heard of.<p>In 1879, a botanist called William Beal buried 20 glass bottles in a secret spot on the grounds of …

Gardening

Sanders proudly declaring “Kissinger is not my friend” totally destroys notion that Clinton’s better on foreign policy

Kissinger oversaw policies that led to millions of deaths. Sanders’ break with his destructive legacy is crucial<p>"I am proud to say that Henry Kissinger is not my friend. I will not take advice from Henry Kissinger," Bernie Sanders declared in the Milwaukee presidential debate Thursday night.<p>"Where …

Geopolitics

Darwin Day Revelation: Evolution, Not Religion, Is the Source of Morality

As the world celebrates Darwin Day, much of humanity refuses to accept evolution.<p>Creationists pretend that their argument is with science. Their posts are littered with gems of motivated reasoning such as this: "If natural selection were true, Eskimos would have fur to keep warm, but they …

Religion
Climate

Syria conflict: Jordanians 'at boiling point' over refugees

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1223000/1223902_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522449391_4e3b6bd82f320a8402eb7e6ec0d4d98e<p><b>King Abdullah of Jordan says his country is at "boiling point" because of an influx of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.</b><p>Ahead of a donor …

Middle East

Error Found in Study of First Ancient African Genome

An error has forced researchers to go back on their claim that humans across the whole of Africa carry DNA inherited from Eurasian immigrants.<p>This …

Evolution
World Economy

Free Audio Sound Effects for E-Learning

Had a question about finding good free audio sound effects for elearning courses. Do a search and you’ll find hundreds of sites. However, most of …

eLearning

How to Turn Boring Lessons Into Engaging Content

By: John Logan. Great teachers know how to engage students in the classroom - whether that classroom is in-person or online. Here are five tips to …

Education Technology

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