18/11/06

In the United States, it’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. This isn’t just a minor inconvenience: staying awake can cause serious bodily harm. Claudia Aguirre shows what happens to your body and brain when you skip sleep.

 

 

 

 

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18/10/30

It’s a quintessentially American sight: freshly-hewn grass, blue skies, vibrant flowers, a white picket fence. In a short documentary from RadioWest, we explain how lawns are endemic to America—and emblematic of the country’s hypocrisies.

 

 

 

 

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18/10/22

Automation was always supposed to take care of the tedious jobs, so we could enjoy more leisure time. In reality, it’s taken paid work away from humans, while also increasing their burden of shadow work, by transferring tasks from employees to consumers.

 

 

 

 

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18/10/15

At the San Francisco restaurant Creator, cheeseburgers are made entirely by a new autonomous machine. When I ask how a startup launching one eatery at a time could become a $10 billion company, Creator co-founder and CEO Alex Vardakostas looks me dead in the eye and says, “the market is much bigger than that.”

 

 

 

 

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18/10/08

Young people’s love of fast fashion is coming under the scrutiny of Britain’s law-makers. MPs say the fashion industry is a major source of the greenhouse gases that are overheating the planet. Discarded clothes are also piling up in landfill sites and fibre fragments are flowing into the sea when clothes are washed. The retailers admit more needs to be done, but say they are already working to reduce the impact of their products.

 

 

 

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