A new project, the first of its kind globally, will see rubbish otherwise bound for landfill turned into clean aviation fuel

    Ecotricity - front page

Hacking happiness


/ Economics & Innovation

18 Dec


Is it possible to ‘hack’ your own happiness? Helen Parnham investigates how emerging technologies can improve wellbeing


Alone in the wild


/ Culture

17 Dec


Jini Reddy travels deep into the French Pyrenees on a solo wilderness quest that promises respite from the emotional and physical distractions of modern life. Can she get by with only her thoughts and nature’s whisper for company?

    Ecotricity - front page

Positive Travel: A-Z across America


/ Culture

17 Dec


Kay Morris-Robertson thought she had everything she wanted when tragedy struck and changed her life forever. She tells Aaron Millar how she undertook an 80,000 mile journey of healing, travelling across all 50 states of America, from A to...


Dialogue and trust helping dissolve Ebola stigma


/ Community

16 Dec

(c) MSF Martin Zinggl (2)

Whether it is traders refusing to sell them food for fear of touching contaminated coins, or religious leaders turning them away from mosques and churches, Ebola survivors risk being marginalised. But grassroots groups in Africa are helping to nurture...


Arts review: winter 2014


/ Culture

15 Dec


Amy Smith rounds up the best art exhibitions to see this season


Growing underground


/ Environment

12 Dec

Growing Underground Produce, Richard (c) Zero Carbon Food

Just 33 metres beneath London’s streets a subterranean farm is taking root. Using the latest technology, micro-salad is being grown in a network of forgotten air raid shelter tunnels

    Phone coop - front page

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