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The New York Times

Laura Pappano

31 October 2018

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Medical schools use new technology to bring better prepared medical students into the field. Virtual reality goggle, mannequin patients, and 3D imaging are tools that make classroom lessons more like real life without...

Yes! Magazine

Sydney Worth

30 October 2018

Houston, United States

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For many college students, financial aid programs can help them afford tuition, but it doesn't cover necessities like food that are required for true affordability. To change that, colleges around the country are offe...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Meerabelle Jesuthasan

30 October 2018

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Borderwise is an online interface that makes it easier to apply for a green card or naturalization in the United States. Since Borderwise was created in 2016, more than 80.000 immigration forms have been prepared usin...

The New York Times

Maggie Astor

30 October 2018

Fort Yates, North Dakota, United States

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After a Republican led state law that bans people without an address from voting took effect, Native American tribes in North Dakota began organizing to get out the vote. They even began creating their own addresses. ...

Bright Magazine

Kathlyn Pattillo

30 October 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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In the past decade, Nairobi has established a name for itself in the world of education innovation - entrepreneurial private school models, a growing edtech ecosystem, and reforms in public education have drawn attent...

FastCompany

Katharine Schwab

30 October 2018

United States

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Services like Boundless and Borderwise are helping immigrants navigate what is often a confusing and complicated process: applying for greencards. About 7,000 people a month use Boundless and so far they’ve had a 100 ...

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Gustavo Solis

29 October 2018

Chula Vista, United States

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Police in Chula Vista, Calif., are using drones to respond to some emergency calls as part of a pilot program between the Federal Aviation Administration, Chula Vista and the city of San Diego. It’s an idea from Ensen...

The Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

29 October 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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The new Atlanta United soccer team has brought excitement and community to many areas of the city - but perhaps the most unusual spot is public transport stops. “Station soccer” now is activating spaces at two MARTA t...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Gretchen M. Grosky

29 October 2018

Maine, United States

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Through the use of virtual reality, medical students in Maine are experiencing what it is like to live with aliments common to older adults such as hearing and vision loss. These visceral experiences will help student...

NBC News

James Rainey

28 October 2018

Brazil

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Biomimicry is defined as finding "solutions to man-made problems with designs inspired by the natural world," and some scientists think it could be at least part of the solution to climate change problems. From recycl...

Quartz

Olivia Goldhill

28 October 2018

Spain

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A tool is helping police across Spain identify false robbery reports. VeriPol uses textual analysis and machine learning to find suspicious reports. During the pilot project, the tool helped detect 64 false reports in...

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Kevin Knodell

28 October 2018

Somalia

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A Somali refugee who made good in America is working to connect people in his home country with solar power through a company he launched in the U.S. He’s had modest success connecting about 1,000 people so far, givin...

Los Angeles Times

Lisa Schencker

27 October 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Public libraries once turned a blind eye to the homeless people using their spaces, but many libraries have now shifted into action mode by hiring social workers to help with behavioral health challenges of patrons. I...

Daily Monitor

Lominda Afedraru

27 October 2018

Mubende, Uganda

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A new variety of bean is helping local farmers find financial stability and food security in Mubende, Uganda. Both drought and disease resistant, the beans are able to be cooked quickly which reduces fuel costs and ha...

The Christian Science Monitor

Simon Montlake

26 October 2018

Hudson, Massachusetts, United States

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ROC USA, a New Hampshire nonprofit, has helped almost 15,000 mobile homes become part of cooperative ownership setups across the country. The need for this is clear. Many mobile home residents do not own the land on w...

New York Magazine

Christine Ro

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26 October 2018

Haiti

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SolarChill is a network of research, aid, and environmental organizations that works to instal solar refrigerators for vaccine storage in areas without reliable electricity. In conjunction with a push to make vaccines...

Next City

Hannah Albarazi

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25 October 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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In San Francisco, a law that offers amnesty to sex workers who report violent crimes to police is designed to save lives and reduce crime overall in the city. It comes as the city’s police department faces a massive p...

Politico Magazine

Erick Trickey

25 October 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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TransitMatters, a transit advocacy group in Boston, is using the power of data and innovative thinking to make Boston's public transportation better for residents. The group has been able to connect with local leaders...

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Ian Graber-Stiehl

25 October 2018

United Kingdom

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With climate change altering the ecosystem rapidly, researchers are often overworked as they try to keep up. A new technology that enables greater use of citizen scientists, however, aims to help solve this problem. S...

BBC

Tricia Taormina

25 October 2018

Nepal

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Health providers are well-positioned to identify and help those who have experienced domestic violence. Nepal is one of several countries training medical workers to identify abused patients and refer them to in-hospi...

Yes! Magazine

Lornet Turnbull

25 October 2018

Oregon, United States

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One quarter of undergraduates attending American higher education institutions are parents; however, the number of campuses with childcare facilities has continued to decrease. Individual professors are incorporating ...

Public Radio International

Marnette Federis

25 October 2018

Swan Island, Oregon, United States

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Inclusive training programs help immigrants fill the demand for middle-skill workers. Programs, such as a maritime welding course in Oregon, allow immigrants to learn new skills, gain certifications, and access career...

Appleton Post-Crescent

Jen Zettel

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25 October 2018

Wisconsin, United States

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The murder of a woman in Wisconsin highlights a lethality assessment tool for law enforcement to use that’s designed to help domestic victims and authorities understand how much danger victims might be in and help pol...

CityLab

Karim Doumar

24 October 2018

Queens, New York, United States

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In Queens, New York an industrial site along the East River has been transformed into an 11-acre park that offers quiet greenspace and recreation opportunities, but is also designed to withstand storms and tidal surge...

Public Radio International

Zaidee Stavely

24 October 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, California, parents, many of whom are immigrants, take family literacy classes at their child's elementary school. These programs empower parents to help students with their homework and provide parents wi...

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