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Published May 18, 2017 2:55 PM

Heavy air pollution has led to increased environmental consciousness in China. A growing number of apps now allow people to check local air quality. Apps also serve as tools for political activism.

Published Jan. 9, 2017 2:17 PM

The oil-soaked Middle East has started to think green. In the long term, this may sway the region’s authoritarian regimes in a more democratic direction, according to researchers Brynjar Lia and Jon Nordenson.

Published July 6, 2015 11:58 AM

In China, there has been an explosion of interest in the environment. There is every indication that extreme air pollution is driving new visions of sustainability and new formats of interaction between political authorities and the people.

Published May 13, 2014 1:15 PM

In Western tradition, meditation is linked to a personal relationship with God. Asiatic meditation places more emphasis on techniques.

Published Jan. 24, 2014 11:08 AM

Are the terms alcohol and kohl related? Yes, if we trace their origins. An Arabic etymological term base, the first of its kind, can provide new knowledge about Arab identity and cultural history.

Published Aug. 23, 2013 9:51 AM

The Egyptian elite was buried in a coffin placed inside another coffin – in ensembles of up to eight coffins. This was intended to ensure the transformation of the deceased from human to deity, according to Anders Bettum, Egyptologist.

Published May 16, 2013 8:20 AM

The story about Knut, the polar bear from Berlin, tells us something about our times, our relationship with animals and our outlook on the environment.