Wall Street culture

For Americans, the most important street in the USA is Wall Street In the United States of America, there are plenty of famous streets. But of all the streets in world, there is one which is in the news every day: WALL STREET . This is the street on which fortunes are made and lost.… Continue reading Wall Street culture

California’s earthquake risk

California is known all over the world for its size, its sun, and its surf, its glamour and its optimism. But it is known too as “Earthquake Country ” — a truly vulnerable region where big devastating quakes have occurred in the past and could happen again. It is unlikely that a disaster on the scale of recent disasters… Continue reading California’s earthquake risk

Cities of the future

A.  Researchers recently gave 1,000 people a questionnaire about ‘Cities of The Future’. To answer the questions, the people had to imagine and describe what they thought our cities might look like in the year 2050. Interestingly, a large number of people were anxious that they would become ‘dark, dangerous places’, which had endless traffic jams… Continue reading Cities of the future

Engineering a solution to climate change

A.  Looking at the rate of climate change and the disastrous effects it is having on the world, scientists are concerned that we are acting too slowly. Many are now looking to geoengineering — large-scale human interventions to change the world’s climate — to counteract global warming. The schemes range from the mundane to science fiction… Continue reading Engineering a solution to climate change

The future of fish

The face of the ocean has changed completely since the first commercial fishers cast their nets and hooks over a thousand years ago. Fisheries intensified over the centuries, but even by the nineteenth century it was still felt, justifiably, that the plentiful resources of the sea were for the most part beyond the reach of… Continue reading The future of fish

Coinage in Ancient Greece

A.  There are more than 170 official national currencies currently in circulation around the world and while they may differ greatly in value, most show a high degree of commonality when it comes to their design. Typically, a coin or banknote will feature the effigy of a notable politician, monarch or other personality from the country… Continue reading Coinage in Ancient Greece

Millennials in the workplace

Millennials in the workplace Background Millennials (those born between the early 1980s and the early 1990s) make up a huge part of our workforce but they seem to lack loyalty to the companies and the leaders they work for. Multinational companies are noticing larger turnover rates of millennials as employee retention rates fall. This report looks… Continue reading Millennials in the workplace

Cultural behavior in Business

Much of today’s business is conducted across international borders, and while the majority of the global business community might share the use of English as a common language, the nuances and expectations of business communication might differ greatly from culture to culture. A lack of understanding of the cultural norms and practices of our business… Continue reading Cultural behavior in Business

Life on Mars

A new study published in the journal Science shows definitive evidence of organic matter on the surface of Mars. The data was collected by NASA’s nuclear-powered rover Curiosity. It confirms earlier findings that the Red Planet once contained carbon-based compounds. These compounds – also called organic molecules – are essential ingredients for life as scientists understand it. The… Continue reading Life on Mars

The state of world

If your view of the world comes from watching the news and reading newspapers, you could be forgiven for lying awake at night worrying about the future. Apparently, rising violence and population rates mean humans are both killing each other in ever larger numbers and being born at rates the world’s resources can’t sustain. To… Continue reading The state of world