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A beach body at age 94?

Charles Eugster, born 1919 in London, is the world's oldest competitive oarsman and bodybuilder. His TEDx Talk gives insights into ...

STORY URL: Why bodybuilding at age 93 is a great idea: Charles Eugster at TEDxZurich
Of the recent changes that the human race has experienced, the increasing population numbers are especially dramatic and worrying coupled with the frightenin...

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The GM food debate

While some countries have allowed GM foods to be sold and cultivated, in India the debate rages on if GM ...

STORY URL: BBC HARDtalk - Vandana Shiva - Environmental Campaigner (19/11/12)
HARDtalk speaks to the original tree hugger. The phrase was coined back in the seventies when she, along with a group of women in India, hugged trees to stop...

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Managing the risks of urbanisation

A recent McKinsey report states that it took India 40 years to add 230 million urban citizens since 1971 and ...

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Where government should spend money

Are earthquakes Acts of God that we should accept or should we take action? In times of crisis, governments struggle ...

STORY URL: Deadly Earthquake Hits Greece
PlusDeadly Earthquake Hits GreeceDeadly Earthquake Hits GreeceThe Associated PressA strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 struck southwestern...

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What if we all ate meat just 2x/week?

Had lunch at our company restaurant and - looking around - became aware once again how thoughtlessly we consume meat daily, just ...

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Tackling overpopulation: is space the place?

Let's face it: people are living longer...and we're running out of room. Could the colonization of other planets be ...

STORY URL: Home - Mars One
Mars One will establish the first human settlement on Mars in 2023. Mars One invites you to join us in this next giant leap for mankind!

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Nat Cats - no longer a prelude to ruin

What do a billion dollar hydropower plant and a farmer in Ethiopia have in common? They can both be wiped ...

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Too individualised premiums?

For insurers, trends continue towards individual premiums taking into account not only individual risk factors, but also commercial factors as ...

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Who will take care of you in old age?

The film team that put together the "What's on your mind?" clip, talked to a lot of people around ...

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Social Care reforms

From April 2016 Government will introduce a £72k cap to social care costs in England. This should open up opportunities ...

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What's on your mind?

With this question, along with the questions from the people in this clip, our Open Minds conversations begin. The big ...

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Risks of losing a human right

In today's world, we hear many individuals saying that "privacy is dead" and that "data protection is a concept of ...

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I've just adopted a solar cell!

Ever dreamed of flying a solar-powered plane? Of getting all your energy from clean, renewable sources? Well, the dream is ...

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Unclear communication about risk

Unclear communication about risk is a risk. During hurricane Sandy the NHC had no system in place to issue clear ...

STORY URL: Sandy criticism prompts change in storm warnings
Responding to criticism after Superstorm Sandy, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday it would change the way it warns people about tropical storms that morph into something else.

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Manage disaster risk

For years now, we've been seeing a dramatic rise in economic losses caused by natural catastrophes. Since 1980, the global ...

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