• Forum Video

    Video: Sea urchins, cancer and the nature of research

    Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Tim Hunt talks about the importance of curiosity as well as the surprising… more

  • Technology Pioneers Video

    Building better healthcare from the bottom up

    In my work designing medical devices, when I ask health workers about the major challenges they face… more

  • Industry Partners Article

    A compact for financial responsibility

    In 1982, Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s largest consumer products companies, faced a crisis… more

  • Forum Article

    What do falling commodity prices mean for the economy?

    The decade-long commodity-price boom has come to an end, with serious implications for global GDP… more

  • Forum Article

    The global economy in three words

    Five years have passed since the collapse of the American investment bank Lehman Brothers triggered… more

  • Technology Pioneers Video

    If robots had a brain

    In the 1960s and 1970s, a great wave of enthusiasm for artificial intelligence (AI) in computers based on… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    The water crisis in facts and figures

    Currently, about 70% of the world’s freshwater withdrawals are for agriculture, 16% are for energy… more

  • Forum Article

    Lessons from the past for America’s new central bank chief

    The drafters of the United States Constitution had to make a fundamental choice: Should they concentrate… more

  • Technology Pioneers Video

    Edible smart tags to fight fake pills

    It's not just our computers and smartphones that talk to the Internet: as the Internet of Things (IoT)… more

  • Forum Article

    How Brazil’s economy can bounce back

    Brazil has lost its swagger. Growth estimates for this year put Latin America’s largest economy above… more

  • Forum Article

    Are the creative industries as creative as they think?

    The creative industries are seen as an economically important source of innovation in many developed countries… more

  • Technology Pioneers Article

    Interview: Airbnb and the future of tourism

    Airbnb has just been named a 2014 Technology Pioneer company. Shane Richmond talks to its co-founder… more