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Travel isn’t just fun or enriching – it could also help you become a better person

May 13, 2019

Travelling offers new experiences and can open people’s minds. It allows you to get out of your daily groove – of work, commuting, housework and cooking – to think about the things that really matter and enjoy some quality time in a different place. Of course, with growing awareness of the environmental impact of long haul flights […]

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Technology is terrorism’s most effective ally. It delivers a global audience

March 17, 2019

 A vigil on Takapuna beach, Auckland, in memory of the Christchurch mosque attacks. Photograph: Cam McLaren/Getty Images Terrorism is effective because it always seems near. It always seems new. And it always seems personal. Ever since the first wave of terrorist violence broke across the newly industrialised cities of the west in the late 19th century this […]

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Israeli Firm Says It Can Turn Garbage Into Bio-Based Plastic

November 21, 2018

Hawks, vultures and storks circle overhead as Christopher Sveen points at the heap of refuse rotting in the desert heat. “This is the mine of the future,” he beams. Sveen is chief sustainability officer at UBQ, an Israeli company that has patented a process to convert household trash, diverting waste from landfills into reusable bio-based […]

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Xiaomi Mi Crowdfunding Launched in India: Here’s How it Works

November 21, 2018

Xiaomi on Wednesday launched a new programme in India called ‘Mi Crowdfunding.’ With the new feature, users will be able to help the Chinese manufacturer in deciding which products it should release in India. Xiaomi will keep posting a curated list of “innovation-driven” products that it will sell only when a certain number of people are […]

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