How mattresses could solve hunger – BBC News

Syrian refugees at Zaatari camp in Jordan and scientists from the University of Sheffield are working together to create a way to grow healthy, fresh food with nothing but water and old mattress foam. These ‘recycled gardens’ use the mattresses in place of the soil, which solves two problems in one: It reuses the mountain … Read more How mattresses could solve hunger – BBC News

Will media freedom in the Philippines survive? I Inside Story

President takes legal action to shut down country’s biggest broadcaster It’s being described as the most severe attack on media freedom in the Philipinnes. President Rodrigo Duterte has filed a supreme court petition to shut down the largest television network, accusing ABS-CBN of committing ‘highly abusive practices’. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines … Read more Will media freedom in the Philippines survive? I Inside Story

Is China losing control of the coronavirus outbreak? I Inside Story

China’s President is admitting shortfalls in the response to the coronavirus outbreak. Xi Jinping is promising to fix problems and loopholes in the health system. The epicentre of the outbreak, Hubei province, reported a sharp increase in new cases. But the World Health Organization says that’s because doctors are using a broader definition to diagnose … Read more Is China losing control of the coronavirus outbreak? I Inside Story

Exploring Ikebana: Teaching the art of Japanese flower arranging

For over 23 years, MIT-Japan Program has hosted a workshop on Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging. Watch more videos from MIT: http://www.youtube.com/user/MITNewsOffice?sub_confirmation=1 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, technology, humanities and social … Read more Exploring Ikebana: Teaching the art of Japanese flower arranging

Coronavirus: Pakistanis stuck in Wuhan- BBC News

Over the past few weeks countries across the world have been evacuating their citizens from Wuhan – the Chinese city at the centre of the Coronavirus outbreak. But Pakistan – which has close economic and political ties to China – has decided not to. The decision has caused anger amongst the relatives of the approximately … Read more Coronavirus: Pakistanis stuck in Wuhan- BBC News

Should social media be regulated? I Inside Story

It’s a long-running debate: how should we regulate the internet and social media? While sites including facebook and twitter allow us to share information, they’ve also become places for illegal and harmful content to thrive. The UK now wants those firms to be more responsible. The government will appoint its Broadcast regulator Ofcom as an … Read more Should social media be regulated? I Inside Story

Analysis: Amy Klobuchar a ‘viable candidate’ in 2020 US primary

Bernie Sanders has won the New Hampshire Democratic primary, bringing the world one step closer to knowing who will run against United States President Donald Trump in November’s elections. Amy Klobuchar was the only other candidate to win any delegates in New Hampshire. For more analysis, Al Jazeera has invited Jocelyn Sage Mitchell, an assistant … Read more Analysis: Amy Klobuchar a ‘viable candidate’ in 2020 US primary

Coronavirus: What do we know so far? | The Bottom Line

Weeks after the outbreak of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, researchers are still not sure how it spreads between humans, and how to neutralise it. While the mortality rate is relatively low, the quick spread of the virus triggered shock waves worldwide. By mid-February, cases were reported in more than 20 countries. “Coronaviruses are … Read more Coronavirus: What do we know so far? | The Bottom Line