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Tim Harford

27 August 2018

United Kingdom

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Technology has made it easier to fact-check speeches and interviews in real time. The organization Fullfact has made software that processes dialogue looking for claims and highlights whether those claims match verifi...

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Roland Pease

26 August 2018

Queensland, Australia

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The Cavendish banana is the preferred banana worldwide thanks to its size and being seedless. It's this latter trait, however, that has made it susceptible to disease. Currently under attack by a deadly fungus, one sc...

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Douglas Fraser

Manuela Saragosa

22 August 2018

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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With tourism on the rise, city governments should prioritize the needs of residents first then those of visitors, says Xavier Font, professor of sustainability marketing at the University of Surrey. Two strategies to ...

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Tom Colls

Harriet Noble

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20 August 2018

United Kingdom

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Inventors have come up with energy-efficient refrigeration options. A fridge uses water and ice to protect vaccines in places with irregular access to electricity. An engine that runs on liquid nitrogen reduces fossil...

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Nicola Kelly

Harriet Noble

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14 August 2018

Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Italy

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To bring more people to almost-deserted Italian towns, town leaders are attempting to grow the “albergo diffuso” model, which roughly translates to “scattered homes.” Many Italian towns have land as well as the desire...

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Harriet Noble

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13 August 2018

Lagos, Nigeria

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Waste has value, says Bilikiss Abiola, founder of Wecyclers. Her team travels through the slums in Lagos on bicycles, paying families cash in exchange for their recyclable trash. The business has made the city cleaner...

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Harriet Noble

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7 August 2018

London, England

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Through changes in daily routines or the structure of choices, ‘nudge’ theory can move people towards acting in ways that are beneficial to themselves and others. In this instance, a nine-year old girl’s voice present...

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Dougal Shaw

7 August 2018

Oxford, United Kingdom

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A project in Oxford gives homeless individuals QR codes that passersby can scan with their phones. The QR code links to information about the homeless person and facilitates electronic donations. A case worker co-mana...

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Richard Kenny

Ammar Ebrahim

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24 July 2018

United States

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As wildfires have become increasingly more pronounced due to climate change which primes areas to burn, lands and communities are being destroyed all over the world. To have a chance for survival, projects throughout ...

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Josie Golding

23 July 2018

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Ebola is a highly contagious deadly disease that can wipe out dozens of people in a community if it goes untreated or undetected. However, there is now a vaccine that can be given to anyone who may have come into cont...

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Dougal Shaw

20 July 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Is no one listening to your public service announcement? Try having a child read it. At the Victoria metro station in London, escalator injuries have fallen by nearly two-thirds since the station began running announc...

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Luis Fajardo

18 July 2018

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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To attract foreign investment, Honduras is creating privatized cities with Western-style laws and foreign judges. The development initiative is bringing in money and creating jobs, but the enclaves are tailored to ple...

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Elizabeth Davies

Harriet Noble

2 July 2018

Gaza Strip, Palestine

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To rebuild Gaza, Green Cake manufactures construction blocks out of locally-available ash and rubble. It’s a low-cost and reliable alternative to importing supplies from Israel.

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Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

18 June 2018

Nigeria

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Stigma stands in the way of safe sex practices. A start-up in Nigeria called Slide Safe is addressing the problem by offering at-home STI test kits. Supplies are delivered in inconspicuous packaging. Customers can als...

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Ammar Ebrahim

Dougal Shaw

28 May 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Technology can help reduce food waste. Olio and Winnow are two examples. Olio is an app that allows people to easily exchange extra or unwanted food for free. Winnow is a smart trash can that calculates the cost of wa...

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Elizabeth Davies

30 April 2018

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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Public support is key to advancing peace. That’s the idea behind Minds of Peace, an initiative that brings together ordinary Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate mock trust-building measures and political agreements...

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Nanchanok Wongsamuth

29 April 2018

Yala, Thailand

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In a city with sectarian violence, the mayor of Yala created an interfaith orchestra made up of young adults to create a space for Buddhists and Muslims to work together, create together, and get to know one another.

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Vincent Ni

Alvaro Alvarez

28 April 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Chinese Americans in San Francisco came together to discuss their wide-ranging political viewpoints. The “Make America Dinner Again” event encouraged four Republicans and four Democrats to listen and connect with each...

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Ana Lucia Gonzalez

27 April 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Cure Violence is a Chicago public health program that reduces crime by reaching out to those affected by violence. Workers build bridges between rival gang members, detect conflicts and cool people down. They organize...

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Mark Lowen

27 April 2018

Gaziantep, Turkey

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Since the Syrian conflict began, some “3.5 million Syrian refugees have poured into Turkey” causing strife and divisions between the two groups. That’s why the E.U is funding schools that integrate Turkish and Syrian ...

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Emily Kasriel

26 April 2018

Toronto, Canada

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The Regent Park neighborhood in Toronto is now home to a mixed income housing development project in which residents of different income groups are living alongside one another. It’s also bringing a private developer ...

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Stephanie Hegarty

25 April 2018

Barkin Ladi, Plateau State, Nigeria

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Mining for tin in central Nigeria helped two ethnic groups overcome an age-old conflict. Thousands of people were killed between 2011 and 2016 in this ethnic conflict between Fulani herdsmen and Berom farmers, but a a...

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Mercy Juma

24 April 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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In Kenya, prisons are rampant with violence, an overcrowded and harsh environment for people as they serve their sentences. To combat gang violence and heightened tensions between prisoners and guards, Kenya's largest...

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Mark Easton

23 April 2018

Rotherham, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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You can’t force people to make friends across ethnic lines, but you can invite them to at least meet each other. In the split town of Rotherham, the National Citizen Service program brings together 16- and 17-year-old...

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Harriet Noble

Elizabeth Davies

21 April 2018

Jerusalem, Israel

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As the Palestinian-Israeli conflict continues, peace and hope breaks out in unexpected places. People are bridging religious and cultural divides at a backgammon parlor, a school, a fashion company, and during peace t...

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