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15 March 2016
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Molecular biologists and neuroscientists are tweeting with the hashtag #ASAPbio in protest of a system that keeps research from being shared with the public, typically for more than six months.
15 October 2015
San Francisco, California, United States
Little attention is given to black men who are victims of gun violence but survive and need help. An organization in California is mobilizing all gun-violence victims to voice their opinion on criminal justice reform...
The Washington Post
9 October 2015
Religion and technology are two important elements in Nairobi, however, they have remained distant until the corrupt government brought them together. Christian hackathons are now opportunities for technology and reli...
24 September 2015
London, United Kingdom
massive increase in the power of digital technology over the past decade allows us today to publish any article, blog post or tweet in a matter of seconds - but science publishing is still lagging behind. A range of ...
5 September 2015
Not all reality shows focus on the lives of the rich and famous. Female Food Heroes, is a Tanzanian reality show in which female farmers compete against each other for a grand prize. Ultimately, it’s not just about th...
1 September 2015
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
A woman named MaiLy Do started a Vietnamese-language radio show in Oklahoma City after she realized on Sept. 11, 2001 that her family back home with limited English had no way of finding out if she was okay. Today the...
1 September 2015
An African internet company has managed to do what the richest technology companies in Silicon Valley have attempted: Bring affordable and reliable internet service to rural communities. With the use of cheap solar te...
21 July 2015
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The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), a charity dedicated to improving health and wellbeing in society, has outlined plans for different occupations – including cleaners, hairdressers, postal workers, and restau...
6 May 2015
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States
Low budget schools across the U.S. are having students use their smartphones as learning tools inside and outside the classroom. At no extra cost they can incorporate technology into the curriculum through a myriad of...
10 April 2015
With human injustices affecting people on the streets around the world, camera phones have become important tools to document crimes. However, the video may not adequately capture the crime to be persuasive in court. ...
15 September 2014
Poor women encounter numerous hurdles during pregnancy and childbirth, many of which too often lead to the death of the baby, mother, or both. A pilot project in Mumbai called mMitra sends weekly voice messages to ne...
17 June 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
The digital divide in America is the disparity in students' access to the internet and technology. In Philadelphia, the introduction of high-speed internet aims to address that divide.
13 May 2014
Quakertown, Pennsylvania, United States
The small rural school district of Quakertown in Bucks County has become a national model for how to use technology to transform the public school experience. The majority of students in the district take at least one...
The Hechinger Report
10 January 2014
Los Angeles, California, United States
School in various states in the United States are incorporating online learning into the curriculum to track student comprehension, adapt to students' learning levels, and decrease the digital divide.
1 January 2014
Vangani, Maharashtra, India
Over 3000 Words
In India, videos made about the many social problems are secretly broadcasted in different villages to make people aware of the real problem and also aware of what they can do to fix it. Video Volunteers, an organizat...
4 October 2013
Climate change is obviously a real and present problem - but it needs to become both more covered in the media, as well as respected by corporations, for it to start to be remedied.
11 May 2013
Maps, art exhibitions, and online documents, are all methods in which women, activists, and students are fighting against sexual harassment on university campuses in the middle east. “It’s actually being broached as a...
1 August 2012
Florida, United States
Adolescent smoking remains a challenging health problem because of the allure of cigarette branding. Australia is piloting the transformation of cigarette packaging with a generic look that reduces the appeal of smok...
20 December 2011
New York, New York, United States
Crises and problems are well-covered in the media. When the media focuses instead on organizations that are doing social good, it has a better effect because then these organizations are more likely to receive support...
7 July 2011
New York, New York, United States
The ability of social media and online civic participation to impact law and politics is still developing, but one social media tool - Friendfactor - was used successfully in New York to help bring about the passage o...
31 March 2011
New crowdfunding options can help even the smallest donor's contributions to have a meaningful impact, bolstering a sense of personal involvement, maximizing knowledge about causes, and inspiring greater participation.
28 March 2011
Americans often want to connect to a cause beyond writing a check. Crowdsourcing is creating new forms of philanthropy globally, giving donors more choice and a stronger connection to the projects they fund.
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