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Fi Glover

30 April 2019

Glasgow, Scotland

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In Glasgow, Scotland, the city is taking a public health approach to knife crime. Instead of just grappling with the effects of violence, the city is taking a preventative, multi-pronged approach and addressing some o...

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Molly Kendrick

17 April 2019

United States

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Across the globe, governments are spending money on research that could allow artificial intelligence, or AI, to expedite and improve the screening and security processes at passport control. As international travel c...

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Emma Jane Kirby

16 April 2019

Ashburn, Virginia, United States

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After graffitiing a historic landmark with swastikas and racist phrases, a juvenile prosecutor chose to educate rather than punish the perpetrators. Each teen was given a list of 35 books that covered topics like race...

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Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

Raissa Ioussouf

1 April 2019

Madagascar

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3-5 Minutes

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Cases of obstetric fistula plague many women in Madagascar, but women that have been able to seek care are now joining together to bring that care to other women in rural areas. As patient ambassadors, these women tel...

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Yulia James

26 March 2019

Gorno-Altaysk, Russia

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The World Wildlife Fund has hired former poachers in Sailugemsky National Park, Russia to protect the snow leopard. The poachers had knowledge and experience hunting these animals, and the WWF decided to employ that k...

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Dougal Shaw

5 March 2019

Canada

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Experiencing the death of a parent is oftentimes extremely traumatic, but an app created by a woman who personally experienced this type of loss, aims to bring some sense of help and closure for family members. Implem...

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Chris Baraniuk

4 March 2019

United Kingdom

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Countries around the world have been testing the use of artificial intelligence, or AI, as assistive technology to solving crimes. From creating algorithms that can identify victims of sex trafficking online to develo...

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Juan Pichardo

22 February 2019

Malaysia

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Diseases such as dengue can quickly escalate into pandemics, but one organization is using leveraging the power of technology to prematurely predict when and where these outbreaks will take place. Using an artificial ...

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Kathleen Hawkins

12 February 2019

Istanbul, Turkey

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Women only gyms are gaining popularity in Turkey, encouraging women to work out in a comfortable setting as well as to gain financial independence and entrepreneurial advice. Many of these women use their gym networks...

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Tom Colls

Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

5 February 2019

Kathmandu, Nepal

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“If we protect one tiger, all the landscape is protected,” says a park warden in Nepal whose job is to ensure the longevity of the tiger population--and it has worked. In the last ten years, the Bengal tiger populatio...

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Mat Trewern

31 January 2019

Helsinki, Finland

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Local UK governments look to Helsinki, Finland as an example of a city that has nearly eradicated homeless by offering people on the streets free housing, unconditionally. While often drug use and alcoholism persists ...

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Dougal Shaw

29 January 2019

Eskilstuna, Sweden

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In Eskilstuna, Sweden, there is a different kind of shopping mall – one that sells used and upcycled goods. In an effort to combat consumerism and bolster sustainability, the mall, called ReTuna, is nicely curated and...

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Adrienne Bernhard

28 January 2019

New York, United States

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As many governments and societies are waking up to the negative effects on the environment that comes with an overreliance on plastics, scientists, engineers, and designers are developing myriad new materials. From st...

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Vibeke Venema

22 January 2019

Ankara, Turkey

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Education for children with autism can be a costly challenge to procure, but an app called Otsimo aims to democratize education by providing software designed specifically for autistic children. Now 3 years old with o...

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Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

18 January 2019

Tokyo, Japan

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In Japan, an organization called New Start employs women that help men who are withdrawn from society. These men, called hikikomori, are often experiencing mental health issues, and cannot leave their homes. That’s wh...

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Tom Colls

15 January 2019

Kathmandu, Nepal

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In Kathmandu, Nepal, bureaucrats, and government officials gathered for a special type of talent show, Integrity Idol, which awards honest government workers. From petty bribes to large government contracts, corruptio...

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Jeremy Cooke

8 January 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Rather than treat opioid users like criminals, Vancouver has deemed it a public health crisis. The city, especially its downtown east side, witnessed 1,500 deaths in just one year from opioid use. Its approach is uniq...

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Susila Silva

25 December 2018

Wisconsin, United States

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Around the world, people are putting out Little Free Libraries—a small birdhouse like box for people to take, leave, or swap books. These libraries have helped create easy access to book ownership and reading as well ...

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William Kremer

16 December 2018

Eindhoven, Netherlands

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The city of Eindhoven is piloting a handful of experiments to reduce alcohol-induced violence. They include "sound cameras" that trigger when someone is yelling, to cameras that measure crowd density, both of which pr...

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Claudia Hammond

16 December 2018

Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

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Scientists in Rotterdam have discovered that a fifth of the yellow fever vaccination has proven to be just as effective as the full standard dose. Scientists administered the lower dose in a study, and then checked in...

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Nick Holland

15 December 2018

London, United Kingdom

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The shipping industry has made moves to halve fuel consumption by 2050. With a few clever technological innovations--bubbles and rotating sails--ships are closer to that goal. But whatever the promise of these new tec...

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Dougal Shaw

4 December 2018

Cork, Ireland

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In Ireland, schools across the country have installed "Buddy Benches," a space where children can go to let others know they want to play. The benches, which are built by volunteers from the Men's Shed, are part of a ...

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Richard Kenny

20 November 2018

Paris, France

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As Paris invests in public parks, local residents have been granted more than 3,000 permits to grow street gardens. The greenery is adding life to one of Europe’s most densely populated cities while fostering civic en...

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Sam Judah

6 November 2018

Kenya

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Countries across the world are aiming to reduce their plastic waste. African countries, however, are leading the way with a variety of techniques. Kenya in particular has taken one of the most drastic approaches by ha...

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Tim McDonald

29 October 2018

Singapore

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Singapore maintains its state of cleanliness through fines, public education, and an army of low-paid cleaners. Fifty years ago, the Keep Singapore Clean campaign was the first time the government used fines as a meth...

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