Extinction Can’t Be Fixed But It Can Be Stopped If We Act Now

  On September 10th, 2018, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres delivered a major address on climate change, warning that humanity is “careening towards the abyss”. Referencing the “extreme heat waves, wildfires, storms, and floods, leaving a trail of death and destruction”, Guterres said, “I have asked you here to sound the alarm. We face a…

World Cities Day

By: Huaxuan Chen Happy Halloween and World Cities Day! This day is designed to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, all in the efforts of encouraging sustainable urban development around the world. The theme for this year’s World Cities Day…

  Poverty has acquired a vast meaning and it entails more than the lack of income and productive resources to ensure sustainable livelihoods. The manifestations of poverty include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making.   Today, on…

Seeking Wellness and Parity for Girls in Science Education

Girls in STEM carry the weight of gender prejudice. Picture credit: The Conversation Psychologist Professor Stoet’s 2018 study, “The Gender-Equality Paradox in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education”, challenges our conventional understanding of gender inequality in education, indicating that in gender unequal societies, girls are relatively motivated to continue STEM education, but in more gender equal…