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Brent futures were up $1.50, or 1.3%, at $113.20 a barrel at 0030 GMT, and U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures rose 98 cents, or 0.9%, to $107.93 a barrel.

Oil prices rise on supply concerns as Ukraine crisis deepens

By: EBR | Monday, April 18, 2022

Oil prices rose on Monday (18 April) as concerns grew about tighter global supply, with the deepening crisis in Ukraine raising the prospect of heavier sanctions by the West on top exporter Russia

The pandemic has impacted every area of the lives of every person around the globe, and education has been hit by its worst crisis in a century.

How the education sector should respond to COVID-19, according to these leading experts

By: EBR | Friday, April 15, 2022

The arrival and scale of the Covid-19 pandemic caught everyone off guard; the pandemic, and its reverberating impacts, are far from over

"If Le Pen wins, France’s foreign policy toward Russia will be affected, but not overturned".

How the War in Ukraine is Impacting the French Election

By: EBR | Friday, April 15, 2022

Contrary to expectations, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has not weakened Marine Le Pen’s electoral position. Nevertheless, the political context in which France’s Russia policy will be formulated has changed

Artificial empathy allows brands to target individual consumer needs.

Artificial empathy: the upgrade AI needs to speak to consumers

By: EBR | Thursday, April 14, 2022

Artificial intelligence combined with a human-centric approach to marketing might seem like a contrarian model

Deep-sea minerals are not currently commercially available, and whether they have a role in future supply chains is the subject of heated debate.

Should deep-sea minerals be part of battery supply chains?

By: EBR | Thursday, April 14, 2022

Out of sight is not always out of mind. Most of us have never seen a manganese nodule or a deep-sea octopus, but recent campaigns from WWF, Greenpeace and others have brought the topic of deep-sea mining and biodiversity to the public’s attention

Technological innovations are the biggest drivers of these shifts, and they are playing a key role in the current move towards cleaner energy.

The 200-year history of mankind’s energy transitions

By: EBR | Thursday, April 14, 2022

Over the last 200 years, how we’ve gotten our energy has changed drastically

“If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not capable of developing compassion for others.”

Taming Your Inner Critic

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Eight concrete ways to lead a more contented life

Ukraine and Russia have traditionally been among the biggest exporters of the grain.

This is how wheat shortages are creating a food security risk

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Wheat imports are crucial in many of the world’s least developed countries, including in Africa and the Middle East

The war acts as a multiplier of negative factors as both warring countries have an increased share of world exports of main cereals and seed oil.

The Rationalization of Abundance as a Strategy of Forced Choice

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 12, 2022

In its latest report, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) talks openly about possible shortages of basic products whose production is based on the import of cereals from war-torn countries - such as pasta, bread, cereals

While some programmes are being rolled out to students and a handful of workforces, more effort is needed to achieve the “quantum advantage”.

Why education must take a quantum leap

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Quantum computing could have benefits across industries including pharmaceuticals, renewable energy development, finance and manufacturing

The richest 10% of the world population now owns 76% of all wealth.

Economic inequality has deepened during the pandemic. That doesn’t mean it can’t be fixed

By: EBR | Friday, April 8, 2022

The world is facing a surge in economic inequality accelerated by COVID-19 and exacerbated by the impact of the war in Ukraine

Health data is a valuable resource and a more efficient sharing of it could improve our health systems significantly. On the other hand it requires proper consideration of trust, ethics and security.

Trust, ethics lie at heart of health data sharing, health professionals say

By: EBR | Friday, April 8, 2022

A more efficient sharing of valuable health data could improve our health systems significantly. But according to health professionals, this requires proper consideration of trust, ethics, and security

Public companies are leading private companies in three interlinked areas: environmental sustainability, corporate social responsibility and people sustainability.

Why private companies need to catch up on sustainability

By: EBR | Friday, April 8, 2022

Sustainable businesses are focusing on three interlinked areas: environmental sustainability, corporate social responsibility and people sustainability

Scientists have managed to make thin solar panels more absorbent.

Scientists achieve record energy efficiency for thin solar panels

By: EBR | Thursday, April 7, 2022

Scientists from the University of Surrey and Imperial College London have achieved an increase in energy absorption in ultra-thin solar panels by 25%, a record for panels of this size

Extremes of hope and despair are common in conservation – and as conservationists, we need to find coping mechanisms. One of mine involves engaging business in finding solutions to biodiversity loss. But why is biodiversity so important?

Biodiversity: Why Should Business Care?

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Unlike the climate crisis, biodiversity loss is just starting to get the attention it deserves

Tourists spent an extra 1.8 billion nights in the European Union in 2021 compared with the year before.

How quickly is tourism recovering from COVID-19?

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Tourism was hit particularly hard by the pandemic, as lockdowns restricted people to travelling around their homes and neighbourhoods rather than around the world

Artificial intelligence is integral to developments in healthcare, technology, and other sectors, but there are concerns with how data privacy is regulated.

Why artificial intelligence design must prioritize data privacy

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Data privacy is often linked with artificial intelligence (AI) models based on consumer data

People often feel embarrassed or wary about providing feedback to others.

There is great value in giving feedback, and research shows that people want to hear it

By: EBR | Monday, April 4, 2022

There’s no doubt many of us avoid giving feedback

Ukraine has been a major contributor to the World Food Programme.

How could the war in Ukraine impact global food supplies?

By: EBR | Friday, April 1, 2022

The rise in international prices for food staples is set to continue, according to recent data

Skills gap is widening.

How to address the widening youth skills gap

By: EBR | Friday, April 1, 2022

The pandemic has deepened the existing youth skills gap, leaving millions of young people with inadequate access to employment opportunities

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