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"Metaverse real estate is one of the most exciting things that we’ve been dealing with for some time. It’s real estate that is virtual, where parcels of land are sold. And, it’s less new than you think. People have been working on it and building whole worlds for a very long time."

What is real estate in the metaverse? An expert explains

Metaverse real estate can be a key component of a robust omnichannel strategy

Antimicrobial resistance is a top-10 global public health threat, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)

It’s a bigger killer than HIV/AIDS and malaria. Here’s what we can do to beat antimicrobial resistance

By: EBR | Thursday, November 24, 2022

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites adapt over time and stop responding to medicines

Our proposal presents new levers to help higher education escape some of the unyielding constraints that it seems trapped in.

What next for higher education? Here’s an alternate learning model for the future

By: EBR | Monday, November 21, 2022

Higher education finds itself trapped in a distressing quandary

"Looking back, those marble and limestone ruins testify to democracy’s extraordinary resilience, and to the enormous energies released by a self-governing political system based on justice, laws and freedom to criticize the powerful."

Nine Acres in Athens: Democracy’s Rise (and Fall)

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 15, 2022

In these troubling times, it has been reassuring to walk on a hot September afternoon among the ruins of Athens’ ancient agora

The deficit of a common Culture is therefore what contributes to regression, decadence, heteronomy and a move away from behaviors that are intended for growth, progress and creation.

Culture as a prerequisite for creation and development

By: EBR | Monday, November 7, 2022

The concept of culture is associated with a state of mind in which a grid of values, deeper beliefs and opinions, hypothetical but valid interpretations and perceptions are contained and embodied

Throughout his trial, Netanyahu has been systematically inciting his base against the police and other law-enforcement agencies, including the courts, charging they conspired — along with the liberal press, of course — to pull him down against the will of the people who had voted for him.

The good news? Netanyahu won. The bad news? He’s bringing his shady friends

By: EBR | Monday, November 7, 2022

The recent election campaign in Israel — the fifth in just three years or so — has produced one bit of good news and two bits of bad news

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"As with other historical hinges, the danger today stems from a sharp decline in world order. But more than at any other recent moment, that decline threatens to become especially steep, owing to a confluence of old and new threats that have begun to intersect at a moment the United States is ill positioned to contend with them."

The Dangerous Decade

By: EBR | Thursday, November 3, 2022

A Foreign Policy for a World in Crisis

We need to ensure older people returning to work, as well as those who choose to stay in the workforce for longer, are adequately supported – to the benefit of us all.

Great Unretirement: How to plan for people working longer

By: EBR | Monday, October 31, 2022

Many older people left the workforce during the pandemic, but the waning of COVID-19 and the soaring cost of living are reversing this trend

Use of micromobility also tends to flourish when space to ride is designated, such as bike lanes that run alongside city streets.

3 ways cities can promote new, greener mobility services

By: EBR | Monday, October 17, 2022

Green mobility solutions became the transport of choice for many during the pandemic

"The three largest economies, the United States, China and the euro area, will continue to stall," Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, the IMF’s chief economist, said in a statement. "In short, the worst is yet to come, and for many people, 2023 will feel like a recession."

Recession warning from the IMF: What you need to know about the global economy this week

By: EBR | Monday, October 17, 2022

The International Monetary Fund has warned of a disorderly repricing in markets, saying global financial stability risks have increased, raising the risks of contagion and spillovers of stress between markets

A Parliament vice president and a former Finnish minister said: “The sordid saga to install Mr Chiocchetti as the new secretary-general of the European Parliament is bound to damage the Parliament’s reputation in the eyes of European citizens and representatives of other EU institutions,” she warned.

European Parliament’s secret horse-trading

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Alessandro Chiocchetti is the European Parliament’s new secretary-general, an influential job overseeing a staff of 8,000 and a budget of €2 billion

76% of adults now have a bank or mobile account, according to the latest World Bank report.

4 things to know about financial inclusion around the world right now

By: EBR | Friday, July 29, 2022

Financial inclusion is so important that it features in 8 of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Fearing Russia may completely halt gas flows, EU countries agreed on Tuesday (26 July) to curb their gas use by 15% over winter, to fill storage and free up fuel to share around in a supply crisis.

Analysis: EU gas solidarity complicated by lack of fuel sharing deals

By: EBR | Friday, July 29, 2022

The European Union clinched a deal this week to cope with a gas supply crisis, but to make it work member states need to establish bilateral pacts to share gas and, right now, most have no such agreement in place

Artificial intelligence (AI) is usually associated with getting us to the future faster, but it can also be a powerful tool in uncovering the past.

6 ways AI is helping us learn more about our past - and future

By: EBR | Thursday, July 28, 2022

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used to aid research across disciplines

There will be no net-zero future if industries don’t decarbonise.

Five steps to get industries on track for net zero

By: EBR | Thursday, July 28, 2022

Net-zero emissions by 2050 cannot be achieved without radically accelerating the decarbonization of heavy industries

What we are yet to see is a global response bringing together these diverse technologies across entire value chains and at the scale required, despite abundant evidence that the world is seriously lagging behind the kind of progress vital for delivering a net-zero future within the required timeframe.

How investing in green industrial value chains can accelerate the race to net-zero

By: EBR | Thursday, July 28, 2022

To achieve net-zero targets, the speed and scale of industrial decarbonization needs to accelerate

As shipping as a whole attempts to decarbonize, could this be an indicator of the industry’s future?

From electric ferries to wind-powered boats: here’s how the shipping industry can decarbonize

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 27, 2022

A ferry described as the world’s fastest electric passenger vessel is being trialled in Sweden

UK infrastructure has typically been designed to retain heat during the winter, but it must become effective at keeping the heat out in the summer. As things stand, roughly 20% of existing UK infrastructure is at risk of overheating – and this threat is projected to rise as average temperatures climb.

Climate change: Can water, rail and electricity systems cope with rising temperatures?

By: EBR | Monday, July 25, 2022

As global temperatures continue to rise, UK infrastructure is under threat when dealing with temperatures it is unequipped to manage

Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) can help SMEs reduce waste, optimize operations and monitor processes more effectively.

IoT can help small and medium businesses implement sustainability measures. Here’s how

By: EBR | Monday, July 25, 2022

84% of current IoT deployments are “addressing or have the potential to address” the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

When teams adopt paradoxical frames, we hypothesised, they collectively recognise the contradictions inherent in the task at hand, yet understand that the contradictions could feed off each other to the team’s benefit.

Paradox Mindset: The Source of Remarkable Creativity in Teams

By: EBR | Monday, July 25, 2022

Teams are more successful if they embrace internal differences and explore conflicting ideas instead of glossing over them

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