Eating "Ugly," a New Healthy Trend

Sweep potato in a "special" shape. CREDIT: Shutterstock

The UK and France are using creativity to push consumers to buy "ugly" and very nutritious fruits and vegetables.  > More


The Right to Safe Schools

Girls at school in Afghanistan. CREDIT: Eimiamy (CC).

Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown wants schools to be as safe as hospitals bearing a red cross.


Let’s All Slow Down . . . Time to Prioritize People over Cars on our City Streets

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Slow Streets

New research supports the need for North American cities to really shift towards "slower" modes like walking and cycling.


New Mobile App for Eco-conscious Consumers Funded by Google, Facebook, and Amazon

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OpenLabel provides reliable information about the sustainability of 20 million products. The days of nontransparent labeling may soon be gone.


Empowering Women at the Grassroots

In India, UN Women executive director hears from rural tech gurus. CREDIT: UN Women (CC).

Dina Dublon, Marissa Wesely

Initiatives to develop the economic potential of women many times leave locally rooted organizations behind.


Breaking Europe's Climate Change Stalemate

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Graeme Sweeney

Graeme Sweeney argues that the European Union must abandon ideological rigidity and invest in carbon capture.


How We Think: Reflections on Thought in The Digital Age

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Mikaela Bradbury

On why now I do not have Wi-Fi in my apartment and relegate the first portion of my day to undisrupted and immersive activities such as writing, research or sketching at home.


Cancer Care for the Developing World

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Lawrence N. Shulman

Lawrence N. Shulman calls for a global effort to ensure access to cancer treatment in developing countries.


"I Like to Make Things that Do Not Have a Like or Download Button"

Daan Roosegaarde at the Rijksmuseum. CREDIT: Reinier Van Der Aart

Irene Pedruelo

This Dutch designer is transforming the way cities and urban landscapes work and feel. Glowing trees and smart roads are just two of his revolutionary ideas.

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