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This week in The Global Tiller, we are hunting for UFOs. Or as they are now called, unexplained aerial phenomena. We take a look at why everyone is talking about them now. Are we really getting visits from some other lifeforms or are they just some military gadgets gone awry?
6/9/21, 5:30 AM
Time to go?
This week in The Global Tiller, we examine a new kind of challenge facing organisations: how to balance four different generations working together at the same time. What happens when such drastically different world views collide?
6/2/21, 5:30 AM
Checking in on Covid
This week, The Global Tiller checks in on Covid-19, a virus that's hell bent on travelling the world, getting a makeover in every country that's hosted it long enough.
4/28/21, 5:30 AM
If you ask me if I would willingly spend 40 days underground in a dark and damp cave, I would take a hard pass. But 15 men and women jumped to this opportunity last month and spent 40 days in the Lombrives cave in Ariège, France.
5/5/21, 5:30 AM
Welcome to 2040
This week The Global Tiller and our French newsletter, Te Hoe, travel to the year forecasted by this report. We examine closely the different scenarios it presents for our future and what we can do to guide our path towards the least destructive option.
4/21/21, 5:30 AM
This week’s The Global Tiller looks into CRISPR, the new technology that will make this possible. We find out what CRISPR is, what it has been used for and what can we potentially achieve with it.
4/14/21, 5:30 AM
One year on
The Global Tiller has turned one! We wrote our first issue on April 1, 2020, thinking that if it doesn’t do well, we could always pass it off as an April Fool’s joke. Luckily, we didn’t need to do that.
4/7/21, 5:30 AM
Plastic is everywhere
This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at how far plastic has travelled, how it impacts us, and how recycling may not be enough to reverse its negative impact. What impact do individual actions even have on this global crisis?
3/24/21, 5:30 AM
Live a new language
This week in The Global Tiller, we explore how we learn new languages and what impact it has on our brains as well as our perceptions. Is there a key to a more tolerant world buried deep inside the complicated rules of each of the 7,000 languages spoken in the world?
3/17/21, 5:30 AM
This week in The Global Tiller, we check in on our furry friends to see how the pandemic has impacted those who were already in confinement before Covid-19, and whether or not zoos have outlived their relevance in this world.
3/3/21, 5:30 AM
Cost of patriarchy
We are celebrating International Women's Day at The Global Tiller this week by taking a look at how women empowerment leads to economic gains. If calls to human rights, justice and dignity have failed so far to convince everyone that women need to be treated equitably, let’s try making an economic case for it.
3/10/21, 5:30 AM
Like thy neighbour
This week in The Global Tiller, we walk into the streets of our neighbourhoods to look at who's making news and where it's coming from? Has the pandemic and social media made us close our curtains or are we rekindling ties to make sure there is a doorbell we can ring in case we run out of eggs.
2/24/21, 5:30 AM
This week in The Global Tiller, we take a closer look at the origins of WTO, how they have created systems of severe global inequality and what are some ways in which they should move forward, if we are to believe their commitments to global prosperity.
2/17/21, 5:30 AM
This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at another type of family: platonic parenting, an emerging trend where two people, who are not romantically involved, agree to raise a child together.
2/10/21, 5:30 AM
Off the beaten path
This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at some recent troubling developments in India and what lessons we can take to make sure the next superpowers are more humane.
2/3/21, 5:30 AM
A hole new doughnut economy
This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at doughnut economics. With the pandemic raging and economies expected to suffer historic depressions, there will never be a more opportune time to rethink our economic structures more creatively, and more humanely.
1/27/21, 5:30 AM
Scaling to new heights
This week, in The Global Tiller, we scale up the mountains in the afterglow of the historic achievement of the Nepalese climbers scaling K2 mountain for the first time in winter. We take a closer look at how this team made it to the top, what are the consequences of these summit attempts and what is the future of this daring sport.
1/20/21, 5:30 AM
The right to write
This week in The Global Tiller, we take a closer look at what’s happening to the publishing industry, what are some existing structural faults and what could be the future of storytelling.
1/13/21, 5:30 AM
Looking back to step forward
There’s no way to know if 2021 will continue on the same trajectory as the previous year but, as we start the new year, we at The Global Tiller would like to take this opportunity to understand the grief that we are all feeling.
1/6/21, 5:30 AM
On a high note
We take a look at the recent developments in the legalisation of cannabis around the globe, what are some debates surrounding its use and what could our future look like when pot cafes become as normal as bars.
12/16/20, 5:30 AM
SDGs off course
This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at how our commitment to the SDGs is faring, what are some realistic ways going forward and what we can learn from our mistakes to make the goals even more equitable and impactful.
12/2/20, 5:30 AM