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School of hard (financial) knocks

Living life is like going to school… Learning new things everyday. That means you will eventually need to learn about ...

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Solar Impulse: a dramatic finish

Solar Impulse finished its journey across the US this past weekend, but not without some drama. The crew discovered a ...

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Transparency in pharma

On July 2, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Assocations (EFPIA) announced that from 2016 all its members would ...

STORY URL: Bad Science
http://www.badscience.net/

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Sustainable change in SA

While in South Africa, the Open Minds film team met with Davin Chown, Director of Genesis Eco-Energy. He spoke with ...

STORY URL: Davin Chown's Page
Davin Chown's Page on Africa Sustainable Energy & Environment Platform

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Robotics healthcare is coming

Renowned robotics pioneer Mark Tilden looks at the future of robots - a particular focus of his is on robotics healthcare ...

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Climate change: a grandmother's thoughts

As part of Swiss Re's 150 year anniversary Open Minds project, we're speaking to people from around the world. This ...

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Piper Alpha after the fire

When the North Sea platform Piper Alpha exploded on 6 July 1988 killing 167 men, Brian Krause was given the ...

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Talking cigarettes?

Around 6 million people globally are dying of tobacco use each year among which 5 million of them are dying ...

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Agroterrorism - the new threat to food security

Food security is increasingly becoming an oxymoron in many parts of the world. From last year’s droughts which decimated ...

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Ducking a Himalayan Tsunami

Noted Indian environmental activist Sunitha Narain, talks about sustainable development in the Himalayas in light of the recent flash floods ...

STORY URL: Reclaiming the Himalayas
The devastating floods in Uttarakhand underscore the problems in the way development is being undertaken in the Himalayas. Sunita Narain, Director General, C...

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Mas ética y menos religiones

Las religiones están bien en general, pero si no tenemos ética difícilmente podremos acatar las reglas/mandamientos de dichas religiones ...

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Keeping up (or down) with the Joneses

We have seen marketing companies using these behavioural economic interventions for years to try and influence our purchasing behaviour. More ...

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A healthy workforce is key

Over the past 10 years, in many countries including the UK, Canada and Australia there has been considerable attention on ...

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The reality of urban resilience

In my last blog ( https://openminds.swissre.com/story/273/solutions-in-the-city), I explain why Swiss Re is supporting US city ...

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Human enhancement = Loooongevity?

Thought-provoking for sure - Andy Miah, Director at the Creative Futures Institute and Chair of Ethics and Emerging Technologies - has an ...

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