Jeremy Rifkin: Digital revolution could bind China to Europe

Europe needs to capitalise on the Internet of Things to pave the way to the zero-marginal cost industrial economy of the future, according to US economist Jeremy Rifkin, who says China is willing to join it on the journey. Jeremy Rifkin is an influential American writer whose best-selling Third Industrial Revolution arguably provided the blueprint for Germany’s transition to a low-carbon economy, and China’s strategic acceptance of climate policy. He spoke to EurActiv’s Jeremy Fleming in Brussels on a recent trip to Brussels. How does your new book move your ideas forward?Read more

Situation and Plans on Fostering Open Science in Poland

Presentation at Open Science and Research Forum in Helsinki on 25th November 2014. 13;.Read more

Pope Francis addresses Plenary on State visit

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'Underwater Pompeii' found off the coast of Greek island Delos - Archaeology - Science

reported. Researchers at the National Hellenic Research Foundation and the Ephorate of Undersea Archaeology discovered that a pottery workshop was once located on the sea bed – and it is similar to those unearthed in Pompeii and Herculaneum. The Greek Ministry of Culture announced that the remains of a kiln and 16 terracotta pots were also found, refuting former beliefs that the ruins were part of a harbour....Read more

One of the world's biggest and most dangerous pilgrimages is underway - Middle East - World

target of numerous terrorist attacks. Arbaeen marks the end of a 40-day mourning period following Ashura, the religious ritual that commemorates the death of the Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein in 680....Read more

Horizon 2020: first impressions

Summit to share their take on year one of Horizon 2020. Congratulations to the creators.Read more

Primates and monkeys sold online in EU

Primates and monkeys are being sold in the European Union through websites like eBay, a report has found. Endangered frogs, lizards, turtles, tortoises and exotic birds are advertised online in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Belgium, and the Netherlands. As well as live animals, there is also a roaring trade in dead animals, especially ivory, but also bear and wolf skin.Read more

Smart islands (own-initiative opinion TEN/558)

Islands within the European Union face specific realities, which are often completely different to mainland Europe. Having specific barriers in terms of grid connectivity, transportation and internet connectivity, islands face realities that need to be evaluated distinctively. This public hearing will delve into the concept of Smart Islands with a focus on the Digital Agenda for Europe Flagship Initiative objectives, as well as on energy, urban mobility and transportation goals. This public hearing will bring together policy makers, stakeholders covering the broad range of organized civil society, academics, public authorities, as well as various other stakeholders.Read more