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Urban Farming

By Karl Sharro In a thought-provoking article in The Global Urbanist, the urban designer Mike Duff discusses how cities can embrace urban agriculture and weaken…

Tomb Treasures of Han China

By Sam Burt, on The Search for Immortality: Tomb Treasures of Han China, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Why did the Emperors of the Qin and Han…

China: Triumph and Turmoil

By Sam Burt The most insightful documentaries about China’s journey through the 20th century were all made before the 2008 Olympic Games, before China was…

Obama and the Middle East

By Ben Lazarus Barack Obama came into office having promised to distance America from the neoconservative philosophy of George W Bush’s presidency. As a senator,…

The Most Densly Populated City in the World

The world has a huge number of curious, fascinating, shocking, or otherwise impressive places to see. Gigantic megalopolises such as Tokyo or Shanghai, tropic paradises…

A Universal Basic Income

Every day, there is news about industry automation, AI development, and mechanization. The amount of jobs previously occupied by humans is gradually decreasing due to…

The Western Wall of Jerusalem

Jerusalem is often referred to as the city of three religions. Throughout the thousands of years that it has existed, this city had been conquered,…

Global Warming is Real

In the past 1,300 years, the earth has not experienced such a warming trend as we are having now (NASA, 2016). In fact, the World…

Melbourne

Australia is probably one of the most mysterious regions of the world—at least for people who have never been there before. A huge continent on…

Ryoanji Garden

When speaking of Japan, a lot of people imagine a certain set of things: Fujisan (also known as Fujiyama), sushi, geisha, samurai, anime, shinobi (often…

Why Humanity Should Leave Earth

Impetuous and sometimes uncontrollable progress in all spheres of science, the growth of population around the world, ecological problems, wars, and many other crises modern…

Most Polluted Cities

Day after day, the air we breath becomes more and more polluted by industrial, household, traffic, and other kinds of emissions. Huge factories and plants,…

Reasons to Become a Volunteer

In our modern, capitalistic world, the idea of doing something for free might sound strange. Western society has oriented itself on success and profit, people…

Road Rage

Considering the ever-increasing pace of life across the globe, possessing a car and being able to drive it has become a necessity a long time…

Why Electric Cars are the Future

The world is changing quickly, and what looked like a science-fiction fantasy is gradually becoming our current reality. It seems that progress spreads to all…

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