TAKE 5

Five cold and cool facts about anything and everything.

Netherlands

Universal Basic Income, 5 Experiments From Around The World

Imagine receiving a check from the government every month. The concept of guaranteed basic income for all citizens has been gaining prominence around the world, leading to referendums and national ...

Venezuela

White Elephants Around The World, A Video Tour

Brazil struggled to complete the sporting venues needed for the Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro. But what about the brand new stadiums that were built especially for the ...

Brazil

Take 5: Olympic Underdogs To Watch In Rio Games

With the Olympic Games finally upon us, many spectators are focused on living legends like Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar, Jamaica's record-holding sprinter Usain Bolt or Michael ...

United Kingdom

Beaches To Cheese: 5 Unexpected Brexit Consequences

"This has implications for absolutely everything," political editor for BBC News Laura ...

Singapore

Yoga, Solar And Eye Scans: A Video Tour Of World's Most Innovative Airports

Airline passenger traffic is not slowing down, registering worldwide growth of 6.8% in 2015. The growing demand means more opportunity but also more competition, and airports need to be ...

Italy

L'Aquila, And The Global Challenge Of Disaster Recovery

In L'Aquila, the new houses were supposed to withstand earthquakes, but “they didn't even withstand the rain.” The grim reality from this central Italian city ...

Switzerland

April Fools International: World's Best Pranks Ever?

PARIS — April Fools' Day is an international celebration of silliness, with roots in ancient ...

Norway

Norway's Alternative Prisons, Part Of Global Push To Innovate On Inmates

A new light is shining on the Norwegian penal system as terrorist Anders Behring Breivik demands ...