‘As fresh water runs out around the world, the repurposing of waste water will become a high priority.’ Enter Elequa, the start up offering efficient, sustainable, inexpensive – and chemical free – water purification technology. Elequa uses an electrocoagulation reactor to send positively charged ions into the water, causing negatively charged pollutants like metals and particles to bond together. These can then be easily extracted, leaving behind pure water. Elequa’s goal is to make the technology widely available for all people and industries. Visit their website.
Single Chinese women over 27 are being labelled with the disempowering term ‘Leftover’. Jemimah Steinfeld reviews Leta Hong Fincher’s ‘Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China’ and tells us why the issues raised relate to women everywhere.
The boardgame industry is booming, enjoying its fifth year of double digit growth. In an age where toddlers mistake magazines for broken touchscreens, why should a five-thousand-year-old pursuit start gaining popularity now? Ed Saperia investigates its enduring appeal.
The brain has an amazing capacity to create new pathways – and we’re using it to make us smarter, alleviate depression, and even change our personality. Libertine spoke to Tiffany Shlain about the science of character and its power to effect social change.
Project 28-40 is the UK’s largest ever survey of women and work and, thankfully, moves the debate beyond ‘work-life balance’ for senior women. More than ever, retaining top talent requires support and flexibility from employers.
Telling a joke can be a powerful political act. Kirsty McNeill takes a look the noble British tradition of mocking the elite, as well as the Belarusian dictator who banned eating ice cream.
Birds Eye View celebrates the immense talent of women filmmakers from around the world. In preparation for the Festival (8th -13th April), we take a look at a couple of films on offer.
From making human centipede beauty tutorials to rapping about queefs, women are using video apps like Vine to let their ‘dork flags fly’. Susie Hogarth meets some of the celebrities you’ve probably never heard of.
They may not be real, but they are funny. Libertine picks ten of the best parodies in 140 characters
The Bookish Banquet is a Netherlands supper club that takes its inspiration from the fantastical and fictitious. Chef Chantal Hintze tells Libertine about its power to bring people together in a digital age.
Brooke Roberts is a radiographer by day and a pioneering knitwear designer by night, creating MRI and CT scan-inspired fabrics that fuse the worlds of fashion and science. Lorenza Bacino meets her.
When acclaimed cultural ideas showcase Salon London launched the Transmission Prize in 2011, it was…
He’s turned an economics experiment into a supper club, written a dictionary of flowers and can make your bike sound like a horse. Libertine meet Ed Saperia, Creative Director of Original Content London.