The advantages of living in a connected world are many and varied. But too much of that relies on a culture of constantly upgrading gadgets. Where those unwanted devices end up, and how t...
The periodic table as we know it has not always been so straight forward. Over the years it has seen some creative (and confusing) adaptations.
This chart highlights the enormous variations between the major world economies in CO₂ emissions per capita.
A new study from Nature looks at the energy required to digitally mine Bitcoin compared to physically mining rare elements.
China will cut import tariffs on textile products and metals, including steel products, to 8.4 percent from 11.5 percent, effective Nov. 1, the finance ministry said on Sunday.
Freedom of expression is constantly changing what censorship means.
As part of the new-style sex education curriculum, school pupils will soon start learning about healthy intimate relationships – which could help to significantly reduce future domestic a...
Due to their growing popularity, electric cars could make the price of cobalt, a crucial component in batteries, skyrocket.
The rise of rental clothing outlets could mean a decline in waste and a more sustainable fashion industry.
There are still big challenges to overcome.
As technology advances, elements such as cobalt are becoming more and more valuable.
New research questions the oft-repeated idea that being rich in mineral resources can slow down a country's social development.
Age discrimination is preventing companies from achieving their true potential.
By cutting out paper, improving tracking and allowing data sharing, blockchain is set to revolutionize mining for ever.
Diamond mining and raw materials extraction are still plagued by instances of modern-day slavery, poor health and safety conditions and environmental destruction. The use of emerging tec...