This year is the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first step on the moon. But here at Wamiz we prefer to honour the planet’s first true ambassador to outer space: Laïka the dog, who went up in a shuttle 12 years before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. It was November 3, 1957 when the little dog … More Never mind Buzz Aldrin: it’s the 62nd anniversary of the first dog in space!
Innovation is a major currency in 21st-century business — but new ideas aren’t generated in a bubble. The 20th-century model of the lone genius who figures it out for themselves and strides on to take the glory has become dated. In major innovation ecosystems like Silicon Valley and San Diego, business leadership is not about … More The Power of a Network in the Innovation Economy
Education is our future: at its most basic, it develops the skills and personalities of those who will shape the world; at its best, it is education that foresees and defines the changes that lie ahead. To prosper and excel and to serve their students, higher education institutions must stay ahead of social, political, and … More 4 Ways Leaders Are Effecting Change in Higher Education Today
If you kiss your dog on the mouth or share a bowl with him, you’re doing it wrong and may be putting yourself at risk of antibiotic-resistant infection, according to researchers. Bug boffins at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) have warned that pets and people are developing ever more drug-resistant bacteria as medics prescribe them unnecessary antibiotics for … More No tongues: dog bug snuggle risk for French-kissers and plate-sharers
Troubled times call for compassion, but compassion with purpose. Over 134 million people around the world require humanitarian assistance and protection, mostly as a result of conflict or natural disaster. The international community was able to cater for just60% of global humanitarian needs in 2018. Refugee issues are a mainstay on the news, as governments debate the fates … More What Can You Study to Become a Humanitarian Worker?
The chemistry between a girl and her dog – in this case a rescue dog – is a strange and beautiful thing. For June Taphouse, who was just two when her father was struck and killed by a hit-and-run motorist, that chemistry has resulted in a special kind of medicine. The medicine of love. Taphouse, … More Rescue dog heals bereaved toddler’s heart Rescue dog heals toddler’s heart
A New York company famous for its dog treat subscription package is to open a members-only dog park in Nashville, Tennessee. For $19/day, a dog and up to two human guests can attend the space, run freely off the lead, and use amenities such as toys and exercise equipment. BarkPark is the latest innovation from … More Canine start-up launches co-working space for dogs