Whether you’re mapping the universe, hosting a late-night talk show, or running a meeting, there are a lot of ways to up your idea game. Plus: the truth about brainstorming. (Ep. 3 of the “How to Be Creative” series.)
David McNairWhere do good ideas come from? A brilliant podcast on creativity. My favourite quote: ‘inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us turn up and get to work.’
As a recent poll by the Yougov and the European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR) of 14 EU countries (representing 80 percent of the seats in the European parliament) shows, the campaign for a “fortress Europe” will not be a winning strategy for...
Every day I see a consistent flow of new research and analysis in global education. Sometimes it feels like a deluge! There are some policy areas where we already have a great deal of research, but in other cases, one or two studies from a couple of...
David McNairNew analysis from the US shows without air-conditioning, a 1°F hotter school year reduces that year’s learning by one percent. Hot days disproportionately impact minority students, accounting for five percent of the racial achievement gap.
How did hunger for the humble vanilla pod lead to greed, crime and riches? Wendell Steavenson travels to Madagascar to meet the new spice barons
David McNairA fascinating story about the #vanilla goldrush in #Madagascar where 77% of the population lives in extreme poverty according to @worlddatalab://www.1843magazine.com/features/vanilla-fever
David McNairThe geography of education in Africa. Children who grow up near big cities, railways or mission stations, are more likely to be better educated than their parents. Living near diamond mines or oil wells do not.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most pressing threats to human existence. And a recent report from two Swedish organizations argues that AMR should be thought of not just as a matter of health, but more broadly as a development issue.
David McNairTerrifying Stuff: Anti Microbial Resistance.