• 100 GOOD NEWS STORIES OF 2018

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    For the last 12 months, the global media has been focused on a lot of bad news. But there were other things happening out there too: conservation successes, huge wins for global health, more peace and...
  • ABORIGINAL HEALERS TREAT PATIENTS AT MODERN HOSPITAL

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    A public hospital in Adelaide is tapping into 60,000 years of traditional medicine from Aboriginal healers — also known as Ngangkari — to help treat Indigenous patients. Key points: The traditional practice uses touch, breath and...
  • FLYING CARS READY TO TAKE-OFF IN JAPAN

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    For many people, flying cars are constrained to the imaginings of science fiction writers or the daydreams of industrialists like Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company, who said: “Mark my words: a combination airplane...
  • SCIENTISTS LOOK TO RECREATE DINOSAURS

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    Don’t we already know how this movie’s going to end? In a potentially terrifying case of life imitating art, the renowned paleontologist who served as the inspiration for Jurassic Park protagonist Dr. Alan Grant is spearheading genetic research...
  • SHELL SAYS IT CAN BE WORLD’S TOP POWER PRODUCER

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    Royal Dutch Shell Plc plans to become the world’s biggest power company within 15 years, a move that suggests it sees climate change as a bigger threat to its business than electricity’s historically weak returns. The world’s...
  • US HUMILIATES PALESTINIANS BY CLOSING CONSULATE

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    The US State Department announced on March 4th that it is going to merge the American consulate general in East Jerusalem with the American embassy in West Jerusalem. A statement published on the embassy website in Israel said...
  • TRUMP SCRAPS OBAMA’S DRONE POLICY

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    US President Donald Trump revoked a policy on March 13th that required the Central Intelligence Agency to account for civilian deaths from drone strikes. The move reversed a two-year-old order by his predecessor Barack Obama, who...
  • CHINA WILL NOT BUCKLE ON BELT AND ROAD

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    Sri Lanka was forced to hand over a port to China – highlighting fears that other countries would find themselves caught a debt trap. Photo: AP Photo China will continue to push forward its plans for...
  • ESTONIA, THE DIGITAL REPUBLIC

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    Tallinn, Estonia – In the Estonian capital of Tallinn, three-day-old Oskar Lunde sleeps soundly in his hospital cot, snuggled into a lime green blanket decorated with red butterflies. Across the room, his father turns on a laptop....
  • NORWAY’S WEALTH FUND TO DISINVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS

    by - Mar 16, 2019
    The Troll gas platform off the coast of Norway. The change in strategy will affect 1.2% of the wealth fund’s equity holdings, worth about £5.7bn. Photograph: Marit Hommedal/AP The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, which manages...