A battle for the icy continent is being waged under the guise of scientific research. It seems no one has the power to stop it.
It's a medium-size market with a service-based economy and few natural resources. Can the United Kingdom hope to prosper in the isolation of an imagined past?
Also in our round-up of top articles from the past seven days: why the Fourth Industrial Revolution requires a new narrative for globalization and how Danes strike the best work-life balance.
In our complex and interconnected world, we need leaders of imagination, understanding, and emotional intelligence—men and women who will move beyond polarizing debates and tackle the challenges we face. To cultivate such leaders, we must value and invest in the humanities.
Aside from the social and human costs, the cumulative economic burden of work-related accidents and illness is enormous.
Global efforts to promote clean energy have turned a corner. But even with this success, the world is in for a lot of global warming.
Poverty is a global issue and poverty eradication must be a common task for those wishing to improve global governance.
By 2030, demand for water will outstrip supply by 40%, a looming crisis that has inspired one woman to undertake an epic, 1,049 mile journey on foot.
Digital stores such as Amazon Go promise connectivity and convenience. But are we buying it?
Unemployed men in the US have not given up on finding work. But they need help.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution will transform central and Eastern Europe - and offer new hope for the whole continent's future.
Between an alpine retreat for the 'global elite' and makeshift Greek camps for the dispossessed, Peter Holmes a Court finds out how Europe is responding to the refugee crisis.
India might serve its busy and ambitious citizens better – if only it could learn to understand them. Here are three government initiatives designed to do just that.
Following the biggest influx of migrants since World War II, Europe is facing a big challenge integrating new arrivals.
Drones, open skies and better rail infrastructure will help Africa realise huge opportunities.
By the end of this year, China is expected to overtake the US as the world's biggest cinema market. Here's what people are watching.
The world’s most populous nation is making the shift to a greener economy.
Nigeria has repeatedly failed to make the most of oil windfalls. Now, it has a chance for an economic reawakening.
Government and business leaders have a responsibility to ensure the Fourth Industrial Revolution works for all.
The unprecedented scale of changes taking place in global energy requires a transformational response from companies as well as countries.
A radical shift is taking place in the way we source and consume energy. What can countries do to ensure they emerge as the winners of this transition?
The clean, distributed energy revolution is here. And it will be driven by a vast scale-up of energy storage and distributed solar.
Mobile technology is tackling some of the world’s toughest problems – from reuniting displaced children with their families, to tracking the spread of dengue fever.
Future opportunities for cognitive enhancement and control through non-invasive brain stimulation have raised profound ethical, legal, and social questions. What is societally acceptable ...
Space technologies are advancing at a rate not seen for a long time, with wide-ranging implications for all of us.
Imagine a future where self-driving cars, trains and buses are all seamlessly connected through an app and car parks have been turned into green spaces.
Tackling Neglected Tropical Diseases could restore around $600 billion in lost economic productivity by 2030.
The World Economic Forum today opens the doors of its Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution at the Presidio in San Francisco, with Mayor Lee of San Francisco and Governor Inslee of Washington in attendance