The future isn’t what it used to be …

The future isn’t what it used to be …

Economists and visionary business leaders agree that due to rising inequality, environmental degradation and the profound impact of emerging technologies on human life, the future will not be a gradual extension of the past. The question is: how can businesses use the...
2021 innovation will set the tone for the 21st century

2021 innovation will set the tone for the 21st century

As the Covid-19 crisis redefines how economies and society as a whole function, human ingenuity has sparked a wave of innovation set to be the blueprint for the decades to come. Accenture’s Fjord Trends 202, the fourteenth in a series of annual reports from...
Meerkat telescope makes landmark giant galaxy discovery

Meerkat telescope makes landmark giant galaxy discovery

Two giant radio galaxies have been discovered with South Africa’s powerful MeerKAT telescope. These galaxies are amongst the largest single objects in the universe and are thought to be quite rare. The discovery has been published online in the Monthly Notices...
2020 climate events show how excess heat is expressed

2020 climate events show how excess heat is expressed

By most accounts, 2020 has been a rough year for the planet. It was the warmest year on record, just barely exceeding the record set in 2016 by less than a tenth of a degree according to NASA’s analysis. Massive wildfires scorched Australia, Siberia, and the United...
2020 tied for warmest year on record, NASA analysis shows

2020 tied for warmest year on record, NASA analysis shows

Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, the year’s globally averaged temperature was 1,02 degrees Celsius...
Digitalisation is here to stay

Digitalisation is here to stay

The Mastercard Economics Institute has released Economy 2021 – a global outlook report providing detailed analysis of the economic impact of Covid-19 including permanent changes in digital consumer spending habits, growth of online banking, fintech disruption...