Becoming a multiplanetary species could bring scientific and technological advances, secure the future of humanity and help humans reach full potential.
To mark Nelson Mandela Day, two experts from the World Bank examine past research to build an inclusive society through the lens of social identities.
COVID-19 has impacted on learning. Jaime Saavedra, head of Education Global Practice at the World Bank Group, outlines 10 areas to focus on to ensure children do not fall behind.
From life expectancy to climate change, maps show human progress and highlight where inequalities still exist. Here's how we can use what they teach us.
Climate change, sustainability, and human values: how companies should rebuild better after the pandemic.
The conductor Marin Alsop on the messages of creativity and resilience in Symphony No. 9, which culminates in the Ode to Joy.
Technology is key to providing effective care for our increasingly older population, allowing people to live longer - healthily and happily.
Trust – in our leaders, institutions and systems - is in decline. How can we restore it to meet the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
Individuals need to embrace a new form of human intelligence – digital intelligence (DQ) – that enables individuals to effectively utilize technology for the benefits of themselves, other...
This new technique is delicate enough for human skin, which could enable technologies such as high-adhesion, embedded electronic tattoos, and bandages tricked out with patient-specific bi...
The two philosophies of ancient times - Stoicism and Epicurean - have been reduced to competing attitudes about comfort and pleasure, but both have a say when it comes to the pursuit of h...
People suffering from tetraplegia now have hope of regaining function in their limbs, after successful research into nerve transfers.
More and more genetic hacks exist to increase our cognitive abilities. But could eliminating all mental illnesses rob us of vital neurodiversity?
A sense of purpose could have health benefits, a new study shows.
The genetics revolution is already here and will affect us all; but too little is being done to ensure its benefits are optimized, argues Jamie Metzl of the Atlantic Council