07 Nov 2016

Fireworks In Space: Japan Developing Artificial Shooting Stars

Our skies are about to get more colorful in the future as Japanase start-up, ALE

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13 Sep 2016

When Silence Is A Good Thing: Giving Praise In Japan

Japan has always conducted itself by its own set of rules that may seem peculiar

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14 Apr 2016

Japan’s Largest & Sacred Cemetery With 200,000 Monks Buried

In a peaceful wooded area of Wakayama Prefecture, south of Kyoto and Osaka, lies the

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16 Apr 2015

Hanami : Japan’s Blooming Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossoms, and the thousands of tourists that follow them, have descended on Japan. Hanami, or blossom

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18 Feb 2019

The Challenges Of Degrowth In Cities

This article is drawn from the most recent edition of the Veolia Institute’s “Facts Reports”

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11 Jan 2019

10 Predictions For The Global Economy In 2019

The global economy started 2018 with strong, synchronized growth. But as the year progressed, momentum

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09 Jan 2019

Democracy Is Facing Strong Headwinds In 2019

2018 confirmed the trend: liberal democracy is weakening throughout the globe. Latin America is no

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17 Dec 2018

A Living, Breathing City Through Smart Technology

As cities become more congested – the United Nations estimate 70% of all humans will

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06 Dec 2018

Designing Cities To Counter Loneliness? Let’s Explore The Possibilities

Do you feel lonely? If you do, you are not alone. While you may think

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30 Nov 2018

Does The G20 Summit Really Make A Difference? World Leaders Reckon It Does

“The secret to success is sincerity. Learn to fake that, and you’ve got it made.”

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22 Nov 2018

These Are The 8 Major Forces Shaping The Future Of The Global Economy

The world is changing faster than ever before. With billions of people hyper-connected to each

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07 Nov 2018

Do Sister Cities Matter?

Sister cities may seem like mere symbolic pairings, but many actually share meaningful ties that

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30 Oct 2018

What History Reveals About Surges In Anti-Semitism & Anti-Immigrant Sentiments

The shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh is believed to be the

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26 Sep 2018

A Brief History Of The United Nations

The United Nations (U.N.) is a global diplomatic and political organization dedicated to international peace

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24 Sep 2018

4 Ways To Curb Our Addiction To Plastic

Not all plastic is evil, but our world could probably do with a whole lot

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20 Sep 2018

Multidimensional Maps That Provide New Perspectives On New York City

The world’s most mapped city, as you’ve never seen it before. THE UPPER EAST SIDE

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18 Sep 2018

Humanity Is More Important Than Money — It’s Time For Capitalism To Get An Upgrade

What capitalism prioritizes, the world does more of. So how can we change capitalism so

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12 Sep 2018

Step Inside The Hidden Green Spaces Of Cities Around The World

For centuries, the church of St-Dunstan-in-the-East, in London, has been a place for quiet contemplation. It was

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30 Aug 2018

Which Of These Countries Get The Most Paid Vacation Days?

Workers in countries like the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany have plenty of time

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22 Aug 2018

When The Weather Is Extreme, Is Climate Change To Blame?

Dramatic weather events happened these past few weeks in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

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01 Aug 2018

How Cities Are Creating New Species

From the nut-cracking crows of Sendai to ‘Turdus urbanicus’ (the new urban blackbird), animals are

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26 Jul 2018

10 Of The World’s Longest Bridges Of Various Types

If you ever find yourself in Hunan, China, rent a car and drive the Jishou-Chadong

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25 Jul 2018

Tips For Staying Cool In Hot Weather

In recent years, we have seen and experience more and more erratic and extreme weather.

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20 Jul 2018

28 Best Party Cities & Places In The World

Some of the world’s most stunning destinations are also home to incredible nightlife for travelers

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18 Jul 2018

The Top 10 Best Airlines In The World 2018

Skytrax has released the list of the best airlines for 2018 in a prestigious event

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12 Jul 2018

The World’s 30 Most Impressive Bridges

From old stone spans to sweeping modern suspensions, bridges have a way of wowing us.

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27 Jun 2018

How Nuclear Tests Spawned Environmentalism

It’s been 55 years since the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. The massive amounts of fallout

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18 Jun 2018

All The Things You’re Doing Wrong When You Travel, According To Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain thinks traveling to Paris just to stand atop the Eiffel Tower is lethal to

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14 Jun 2018

How This Town Produces No Trash

Do you find separating trash by paper and plastic a chore? Then think about the

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13 Jun 2018

Inside North Korea : Photos From A Secretive State

In a breach of Kim Jong-un’s strict closed of society, two photographers risked arrest to

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11 Jun 2018

We Made Plastic. We Depend On It. Now We’re Drowning In It.

The miracle material has made modern life possible. But more than 40 percent of it

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11 Jun 2018

What Each Of The G7 Countries Wants, And What They Need

With many of the Trump administration’s recent decisions running directly counter to the other members’

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05 Jun 2018

New Zealand’s Pacific Reset : Strategic Anxieties About Rising China

China’s expanding influence is complicating strategic calculations throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Small states, dependent on

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04 Jun 2018

Singapore Best Country For Kids To Grow Up In

Singapore is the best country in the world for children to grow up in, according

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30 May 2018

Why Do Traffic Jams Sometimes Form For No Reason?

If you’ve ever driven on a highway, you’ve probably seen it happen. Traffic slows to

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14 May 2018

Countries Must Compete For Migrant Workers To Boost Their Economies

Politicians and the media expend inordinate amounts of energy debating migration, often using nativist, populist

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11 May 2018

Big Tech Is An Extractive Industry, It Must Be Regulated As Such

The biggest scandal of the power of Big Tech is not privacy. There is a

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02 May 2018

Who Are The World’s Biggest Military Spenders?

US, China and Saudi Arabia top list of military spending. Research institute says world military

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30 Apr 2018

Population Pyramids : Powerful Predictors Of The Future

Why is Rwanda’s population skyrocketing, while Japan’s population is declining? Population statistics are like crystal

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19 Apr 2018

Why Getting Back To The Moon Is So Damn Hard

The $20 million Lunar X Prize was supposed to send startups into space. The cost

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19 Apr 2018

Why Silicon Valley Billionaires Are Prepping For The Apocalypse In New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob

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18 Apr 2018

Robot Cities: Three Urban Prototypes For Future Living

Before I started working on real-world robots, I wrote about their fictional and historical ancestors.

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11 Apr 2018

The Greening Of America’s Cities

Not so very long ago living in a city meant rarely seeing a blade of

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28 Mar 2018

Why Can’t Everyone Do The ‘Asian Squat’?

All the way down! Not on your toes! Among the more practical advice that can

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26 Mar 2018

Singapore Changi Airport 2018: World’s Best Airport For 6th Consecutive Year

Singapore’s Changi Airport has been voted by air travellers as the world’s best at the

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23 Mar 2018

Why Our National Obsession With Work Is Killing Us

In Japan, there’s a word for working too hard. Karoshi, or “death by overwork,” leads to

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15 Mar 2018

How Knowledge About Different Cultures Is Shaking The Foundations Of Psychology

The academic discipline of psychology was developed largely in North America and Europe. Some would argue it’s

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15 Mar 2018

AI Keeps Mastering Games, But Can It Win in the Real World?

The challenges of moving bots off the chess board and into the mess of life.

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14 Mar 2018

How Underground Radar Uncovered a Lost WWII Cemetery

Cutting-edge archaeological tools are helping nations find the remains of missing service members and return

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12 Mar 2018

In Defense Of The Small City

Everyone, including the president, thinks struggling Americans should just move to places like New York.

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