How can oil prices plunge below zero?

Oil prices have crashed like never before. Here, an expert explains why that is and what it would take to get things back to normal.

Rose Brandt-Arizona • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: energy fossil-fuels money oil global-trade featured society-and-culture

The world’s ‘chemical diversity’ tripled in just 20 years

We know alarmingly little about a third of the chemicals produced and sold around the world, a new estimate of "chemical diversity" highlights.

ETH Zurich • futurity
Feb. 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: business global-trade science-and-technology health-and-medicine trends

UK ban on US chlorinated chicken 'to continue after Brexit'

Chicken and hormone-fed beef bans will continue post-Brexit, the environment secretary says.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Jan. 9, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: trade theresa-villiers global-trade

Don’t buy the hype about a looming bacon shortage

Some reports have indicated that there could be a bacon shortage in 2020, but one economist isn't convinced you need to freak out about your breakfast fave.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Nov. 29, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: agriculture food money pigs meat global-trade featured society-and-culture

Don’t buy the hype about a looming bacon shortage

Some reports have indicated that there could be a bacon shortage in 2020, but one economist isn't convinced you need to freak out about your breakfast fave.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Nov. 29, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: agriculture food money pigs meat global-trade featured society-and-culture

Is China gaining an edge in artificial intelligence?

The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting.

By Natalie Sherman • bbcnews
Nov. 12, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence china global-trade china-us-relations asia-pacific

A.I. translation increases global eBay trade

"...the introduction of machine translation is equivalent to reducing distances between countries by 26.1 percent."

Kurt Greenbaum-WUSTL • futurity
May 15, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence business internet global-trade consumers science-and-technology society-and-culture translation

'Make EU trade with Brazil sustainable'

600 scientists call on the EU to make trade with Brazil more sustainable to protect the planet.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 25, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: climate-change brazil european-union amazon-rainforest global-trade

Model can predict tariff impact ahead of time

A new model can account for the impact of trade tariffs like those the Trump administration has imposed on steel and soybeans.

Kurt Greenbaum-WUSTL • futurity
April 19, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: business economics money government global-trade society-and-culture

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