Long ago, I was captivated by a seductively intuitive idea, one many of my wealthy friends still subscribe to: that both poverty and rising inequality are largely consequences of America's failing education system. Fix that, I believed, and we could cure much of what ails America. read more
Capitalism as we know it is over. So suggests a new report commissioned by a group of scientists appointed by the UN Secretary-General. The main reason? We're transitioning rapidly to a radically different global economy, due to our increasingly unsustainable exploitation of the planet's environmental resources. read more
As more people are taking to the streets to protest, changing their diets to become either vegan or vegetarian and idolising the great Greta Thunberg, it is clear that everyone is looking for ways to solve or stop climate change. But one Oxford University professor thinks the solution has been here all along, claiming that insect-like, invisible aliens have already been breeding with humans on earth to produce a superspecies that is capable of solving climate change. Yes, you read that right.