There's a growing chorus among business leaders that they need more workers with the right skills to keep their companies running. People with math, computer science, natural sciences and technology expertise are in especially high demand.
To fight global warming, some say humans will have to manipulate the climate system. But such intervention could have serious ramifications for people and the planet.
The German economy is chugging along, but companies are facing a growing gap in skilled labor. One company in Germany's southwest is turning to young talent from Catalonia, one of Spain's wealthiest regions.
Across the US, scientists have posted pictures to social media as part of the #ScientistsTakeAKnee campaign. It's the second time in a year they've spoken out loudly on a political debate.
It's a gloomy prognosis, but a new study claims that by 2040 Germany could suffer from a major shortage of specialized skilled workers to fill important jobs. So far Berlin has not really taken notice.
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