Europe

Business, Finance & Economics

A Silicon Valley engineer is on a quest to green the world by making buildings smarter

To head off the worst impacts of climate change, scientists warn that we need to cut global carbon emissions by perhaps 70 percent by mid-century. There are two basic ways to get there: replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources, or use a lot less energy. One way to focus on that solution is to make buildings smarter.

Politics

Europe is concerned by Trump’s renewed criticism of NATO and the EU

Alarm bells are ringing in European capitals after President-elect Donald Trump said NATO was obsolete. In an interview with two leading European newspapers, Trump also criticized the European Union and said he would consider lifting sanctions against Russia. He also made a direct attack on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the leader of one of America’s most important traditional allies.

Arts, Culture & Media

DNA solves mysteries of ancient Ireland

The early history of Ireland has long been shrouded in mystery. But a new study of the DNA of the ancient Irish has cast some light into the darkness. The first headline is that Ireland's first farmers originated in the Middle East. The second headline is that all those stone rings and tombs that we associate with Ireland appear to have nothing to do with the Celts.