Meet the house that diapers built
Researchers have designed and erected a house that has shredded, disposable diapers mixed into its concrete and mortar. A single-story home of about 36 square meters can pack nearly 2 cubic meters of used diapers into its floors, columns and walls. Using recycled diapers as composite building materials would not only shrink landfill waste but […]
Debate of the Week: Have we missed our chance to stop global warming?
IN THE NEWS: A new report has warned that the world is on track to hit a 1.5C temperature increase by 2027. Wildfires spread across Canada. Floods deluge Italy. Droughts cause havoc in France and Spain. And it all takes place in the same week. This may be only the start. Extreme weather events are […]
DEBATE OF THE WEEK: Could this be the start of World War Three?
Fear: Multiple ceasefires have been announced and then broken in Sudan. THE NEWS: No signs of peace as conflict enters second month. The conflict between two of Sudan’s military leaders has driven thousands from their homes and could draw in many countries including Russia, China and the USA. “I stayed calm,” said eight-year-old Leen. “I […]
Debate of the WEEK: Do we need to relearn the art of hanging out?
IN THE NEWS: Loneliness is being described as the “modern leprosy”, a debilitating personal and social problem. But what is so hard to solve about being alone? Loneliness can feel like a universal, and ubiquitous, emotion. Almost 50% of adults report feeling lonely at least some of the time in the UK, with 3.3 million […]