Syngenta Merger Must Be Blocked

Syngenta Merger Must Be Blocked

TweetEmail TweetEmailChina’s state-owned ChemChina tendered a $43 billion bid for Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta today as …

Google gets hot for Wilbur Scoville!

Google gets hot for Wilbur Scoville!

TweetEmail TweetEmailGoogle did a doodle marking the 151st birthday of the pharmacist who helped us navigate the chili peppers, the tiny …

The real Paleo Diet included turtle meat

The real Paleo Diet included turtle meat

TweetEmail TweetEmail It’s all the rage. Eating Paleo, or like Paleolithic man has benefits, adherents to the New Age diet claim …

KarmSolar is first Egyptian company to sell solar power off-grid

KarmSolar is first Egyptian company to sell solar power off-grid

TweetEmail TweetEmail In a region where the renewable energy market is still small, despite a natural and seemingly perpetual gas shortage, …

Earth breaks its own world temperature record, again.

Earth breaks its own world temperature record, again.

TweetEmail TweetEmailA new report from the Climate Council of Australia revealed that last year’s global average temperature was the …

Cattle slaughter as “entertainment” in Gaza (Warning: graphic content)

Cattle slaughter as “entertainment” in Gaza (Warning: graphic content)

TweetEmail TweetEmail It goes without saying that life in Gaza is bleak. But for domesticated animals for slaughter, it is living hell. …

Sharjah wins Arab Tourism Capital award 2015

Sharjah wins Arab Tourism Capital award 2015

TweetEmail TweetEmail According to a recent report, Sharjah – a city named after its state, one of the seven emirates of the United …

Kuwaitis drive social change with new fund. N-mu?

Kuwaitis drive social change with new fund. N-mu?

TweetEmail TweetEmail A few years ago, Jordan launched an initiative called BADIR to support budding young entrepreneurs, eager to …

3 Arab architects worthy of being called sustainable builders

3 Arab architects worthy of being called sustainable builders

TweetEmail TweetEmail Green is sort of a buzzword nowadays. People will say they are going green (like Zaha Hadid), but are they as good as …

Electroad to electric the bus systems in Israel, then the world

Electroad to electric the bus systems in Israel, then the world

TweetEmail TweetEmail“Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads!” Fans of the 1985 film “Back to the …

منازل صديقة للبيئة .. أحدث تقنيات العقارات الجديدة للحفاظ على كوكبنا

منازل صديقة للبيئة .. أحدث تقنيات العقارات الجديدة للحفاظ على كوكبنا

TweetEmail TweetEmail أصبح سوق العقارات من أهم الأسواق التجارية في العالم في السنوات …

The rise of telecom companies (and entrepreneurs) in the Middle East

The rise of telecom companies (and entrepreneurs) in the Middle East

TweetEmail TweetEmailAnyone who has used their smartphone to make an online purchase or to make a video call knows that recent advances in …

6 best Middle Eastern cities to visit for a staycation

6 best Middle Eastern cities to visit for a staycation

TweetEmail TweetEmail In these days, when jet setting around the globe is becoming less popular due to environmental concerns, it’s …

Israeli architects grow a “tree” to get us playing outdoors

Israeli architects grow a “tree” to get us playing outdoors

TweetEmail TweetEmail An old pine tree in the courtyard at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem inspired architects Ifat Finkelman and Deborah …

Meet up in Tel Aviv for riveting chat on revenue-stage FoodTech startups

Meet up in Tel Aviv for riveting chat on revenue-stage FoodTech startups

TweetEmail TweetEmailCould you be in Tel Aviv next week?  Can you follow a focused and fast-paced discussion delivered in Hebrew? Then …

Soup for Syria: feed your belly and your soul

Soup for Syria: feed your belly and your soul

TweetEmail TweetEmail Soup for Syria is a beautiful new cookbook of delicious and easy-to-make recipes guaranteed to fill your belly and …

Free wonder drug available now. No prescription needed.

Free wonder drug available now. No prescription needed.

TweetEmail TweetEmailDoes nature have a marketing problem?  Headlines about climate change, extreme weather, and their catastrophic …

Syrian refugee women take to the stage

Syrian refugee women take to the stage

TweetEmail TweetEmail For Syrian refugees, seeing light at the end of the tunnel is a whole lot to ask. The Syrian civil war is reaching …

Morf shirt transforms to 24 shirts in one!

Morf shirt transforms to 24 shirts in one!

TweetEmail TweetEmail There’s a movie called 27 Dresses about a woman who finds love and finally gets to wear a wedding dress after …

The new Seabin will vacuum ocean pollution

The new Seabin will vacuum ocean pollution

TweetEmail TweetEmail Sea garbage’s days may be numbered, thanks to a new invention by a pair of Australians, Andrew Turton and Pete …

So what did COP21 in France conclude?

So what did COP21 in France conclude?

TweetEmail TweetEmailThe Paris Conference of Parties has officially ended with 195 nations signing up to a partially legally binding …

Water, Wars and an Uncertain Future

Water, Wars and an Uncertain Future

TweetEmail TweetEmailAs the world awaits the release of the final draft agreement emerging from the COP21 climate talks – expected …

Paris climate talks extended another day

Paris climate talks extended another day

TweetEmail TweetEmailGlobal climate talks expected to close today in Paris have extended into Saturday, according French Foreign Minister …

Arab civil society calls Arab nations to achieve 100% renewable energy

Arab civil society calls Arab nations to achieve 100% renewable energy

TweetEmail TweetEmail While UN climate-conference delegates seek ways to cut world reliance on high-carbon fuels like oil, OPEC (the …

Will COP 21 finally deal with climate change ?

Will COP 21 finally deal with climate change ?

TweetEmail TweetEmail This year’s Conference of the Parties, known as COP21, may turn out to be the one that finally addresses the …

MENA must push – NOW! – for 100% renewable energy

MENA must push – NOW! – for 100% renewable energy

TweetEmail TweetEmailThe Middle East and North Africa (MENA) must keep pace with the rest of the world and push for a future fully powered …

Israeli lab aims to hatch chicken from stem cells!

Israeli lab aims to hatch chicken from stem cells!

TweetEmail TweetEmail Israeli non-profit Modern Agriculture Foundation (MAF) is developing lab-grown chicken meat that doesn’t …

Climate change has its soundtrack! Concrete organ makes music from rising seas

Climate change has its soundtrack! Concrete organ makes music from rising seas

TweetEmail TweetEmailCroatian architect Nicola Bašić added a sensual dimension to a waterfront promenade in Zadar, Croatia by using wave …

Climate change disasters doubled – eating up world’s food security

Climate change disasters doubled – eating up world’s food security

TweetEmail TweetEmail Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over …

Cool innovation shocks salt from sea water

Cool innovation shocks salt from sea water

TweetEmail TweetEmail Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink! Desalinating sea water is a costly and energy consuming way of …

Real life virtual reality download of how Syrian refugees live

Real life virtual reality download of how Syrian refugees live

TweetEmail TweetEmailEach day, something terrible happens somewhere in this world. Families and communities are torn apart and thrown …

Time to settle the debate? Oldest ful and hummus beans found in Israel

Time to settle the debate? Oldest ful and hummus beans found in Israel

TweetEmail TweetEmail Prehistoric cave men are thought of as club-wielding brutes who roast animals on logs, but the latest findings about …

Electronic skin helps sensors heal themselves

Electronic skin helps sensors heal themselves

TweetEmail TweetEmail Scientists at the Technion in Israel have used a new kind of synthetic polymer to develop a self-healing, flexible …

Brooklyn’s Gotham Greens builds world’s largest urban rooftop farm

Brooklyn’s Gotham Greens builds world’s largest urban rooftop farm

TweetEmail TweetEmail Growing green roofs is now mandatory for new buildings being built in Canada and France. Middle Eastern countries …

Swarms! Plague of locusts could be breeding near you

Swarms! Plague of locusts could be breeding near you

TweetEmail TweetEmail Watch out world, and those in North Africa and Middle East areas: A swarm of locusts of Biblical proportions could be …

Invest in ancient fig cultivars in Morocco, invest in the future

Invest in ancient fig cultivars in Morocco, invest in the future

TweetEmail TweetEmail Moroccan fig trees are a part of Ahmed Hakam. Until he was nine years old, Ahmed never ventured outside of his birth …

Experience the (new, artificial, and made-in-America) Middle East!  Coming to Dubai in 2018

Experience the (new, artificial, and made-in-America) Middle East! Coming to Dubai in 2018

TweetEmail TweetEmailAmerican media giant 20th Century Fox has teamed up with United Arab Emirates Al Ahli Holding Group to build a theme …

The Martian movie started as a book – here’s the review

The Martian movie started as a book – here’s the review

TweetEmail TweetEmail Imagine that you are a castaway on a dead planet. You only have provisions for a few days and you are absolutely …

Can GM make electric cars the right way?

Can GM make electric cars the right way?

TweetEmail TweetEmail Electric car fortunes have had their ups and downs; especially following the collapse of the Better Place electric …

UBER Middle East delivers puppies on-demand in the most adorable fundraiser!

UBER Middle East delivers puppies on-demand in the most adorable fundraiser!

TweetEmail TweetEmailIt’s raining cats and dogs in Amman, Jordan now, closing roads (flooded underpasses), some schools, and many …

Crazy heat dome will mean no one can live in Arab Gulf by 2100

Crazy heat dome will mean no one can live in Arab Gulf by 2100

TweetEmail TweetEmail Just when we got excited about Dubai’s solar trees, seems like innovations like this will not be enough to save …

Suntan around these badass solar palm trees in… Dubai!

Suntan around these badass solar palm trees in… Dubai!

TweetEmail TweetEmail Following Israel’s smart solar trees, the Dubai Municipality is rolling out a series of “community tech …

EU schoolkids build food waste charter includes doggy bags and free food

EU schoolkids build food waste charter includes doggy bags and free food

TweetEmail TweetEmail The European Charter against food waste was just presented at Milan Expo 2015, two weeks before the end of the …

Lend your nationality and swap passports to those in need

Lend your nationality and swap passports to those in need

TweetEmail TweetEmail Dutch Design Week 2015 is a misnomer, the event actually runs over nine days across 100 locations displaying the …

Israeli Humus Bar promotes peace, one falafel at a time

Israeli Humus Bar promotes peace, one falafel at a time

TweetEmail TweetEmail The rise of violence between Palestinians and Israelis has escalated this month straining a region where wider …

Your sunscreen is killing baby coral reefs

Your sunscreen is killing baby coral reefs

TweetEmail TweetEmail   We’ve read reports that it can cause cancer (and that sunscreen doesn’t really work to prevent …

Cosmic rays reveal the secrets of Egypt’s pyramids!

Cosmic rays reveal the secrets of Egypt’s pyramids!

TweetEmail TweetEmailSome of the mysteries surrounding Egypt’s great pyramids will be explored using space-age technology according …

London calling: Gulf elite caught in conspicuous consumption

London calling: Gulf elite caught in conspicuous consumption

TweetEmail TweetEmailCritically acclaimed Scottish photographer Dougie Wallace has stepped on some well-heeled toes with his latest …

Syria’s seedbank seeds sent for safety to Morocco

Syria’s seedbank seeds sent for safety to Morocco

TweetEmail TweetEmail Whenever I read the news about Syria’s refugee and environmental crisis I wonder how Syria’s dictator …

The Martian stars the Wadi Rum Desert and every Sci-Fi book we love

The Martian stars the Wadi Rum Desert and every Sci-Fi book we love

TweetEmail TweetEmailRidley Scott’s, The Martian is based on Andy Weir’s best-selling novel. It was filmed in Jordan’s …

Israelis design 3D-printed home for NASA village on Mars!

Israelis design 3D-printed home for NASA village on Mars!

TweetEmail TweetEmail Israeli design team Tridom won honorable mention in NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge for their ‘Bubble Base’ …

Eat New York City farm feast from city-grown fish and veggies

Eat New York City farm feast from city-grown fish and veggies

TweetEmail TweetEmail It’s the middle of NYC AgTech Week. It’s a time where futurists growing hyperlocal food and technologies …