How can so-called ‘culture shock’ remould the way we treat other people and the planet? Aaron Millar explains

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Review: Jacaszek and Kwartludium, London


/ Culture

03 Mar

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Matthew Gilley heads to Dalston to experience Polish avant-garde music collaboration Jacaszek and Kwartludium perform live


Online platform puts policies before party politics


/ Democracy

02 Mar

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Vote for Policies, an online service that allows people to see which party their views most align with, has launched its 2015 edition ahead of the general election in May. The site aims to engage with five million voters...

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Wired and wild: is the information age ecological?


/ Blogs

27 Feb


Global connectivity means we now have the means, motive and opportunity to radically reorganise society to enable citizens to thrive within an abundant biosphere, says Matt Mellen


Science supports integrity in Nigerian elections


/ Democracy

26 Feb

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A smart scientific method of voting observation, Quick Count, is being used in Nigeria to weed out corruption ahead of the country’s controversial elections. Aamna Mohdin talks to the group playing a vital role in monitoring due process


Money for nothing: the utopian ideal?


/ Economics & Innovation

25 Feb

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It’s easy to assume that simply giving people money makes them lazy, yet a wealth of scientific research proves the contrary: free money helps. It’s time for a radical reform of the welfare state, argues Rutger Bregman


Northern Ireland and Chile to re-examine abortion laws


/ Wellbeing

24 Feb


Abortion legislation in some parts of the world may be relaxed to provide women with more rights and better healthcare

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