From the Forum
May 22, 2012
Each week a global thinker from the worlds of philosophy, science, psychology or the arts is given a minute to put forward a radical, inspiring or controversial idea – no matter how improbable – that they believe would change the world.
April 5, 2012
If you own a cell phone, you might as well kiss your privacy goodbye. Cell phone companies know more about us than most of us would ever dare to imagine. Your cell phone company is tracking everywhere that you go and it is making a record of everything that you do with your phone. Much worse, there is a good chance that your cell phone company has been selling this information to anyone that is willing to pay the price.
May 28, 2013
A top Vatican official has said around 100,000 Christians are killed every year for reasons linked to their faith and pointed to the Middle East, Africa and Asia as the biggest problem areas.
October 9, 2012
Global food prices have more than doubled over the last decade, increasing the burden on the world’s poorest to feed themselves. If this trend continues, spreading food unrest will likely lead to political instability. This is not just an agricultural problem, writes Lester Brown, author of “Full Planet, Empty Plates,” but one involving energy, water resources, transportation and health and family planning.
July 5, 2012
“Aren’t critics of genetically engineered food anti-science? Isn’t the debate over GMOs (genetically modified organisms) a spat between emotional but ignorant activists on one hand and rational GM-supporting scientists on the other?”
June 6, 2012
The earth’s environmental systems “are being pushed towards their biophysical limits,” beyond which loom sudden, irreversible and potentially catastrophic changes, the United Nations Environment Program warned Wednesday.