THE FUTURE: Humanity goes global
National borders are dissolving, with millions of jobs moving to cheaper parts of the world. Meanwhile computers are taking over roles from finance to law. Is this the birth of Earth Inc?
Made online: 3D printing revolution kicks off
A university in Britain has created an unmanned flying vehicle using only a 3D printer. Soon, printers will be churning out fully fledged planes. Is this the next ‘industrial revolution’?
Fashion ‘wild child’ humbled in French court
John Galliano was a top fashion designer before a racist rant left him sacked and now facing jail. It's in the news – but why is the fashion industry important?
Tough choices on the road to climate safety
Politicians can't agree on how to deal with global warming. New ambitious targets have just been proposed. Will they help or will they hurt?
Miracle and disaster as China grows rich
Boomtime for industry in China has brought health risks for the population, with frequent poisonings and accidents. But there are benefits as well.