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Dan Lytwyn

6 May 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Changing stereotypes surrounding sexuality for indigenous women requires addressing the underlying issues of culture, colonization, and identity. The Virago Nation burlesque collective, based in Vancouver, CA, blends ...

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Emma Jane Kirby

16 April 2019

Ashburn, Virginia, United States

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After graffiting 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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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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Tom Colls

Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

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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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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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Eindhoven, a city in the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands is piloting a handful of experiments that aim to reduce alcohol-induced violence. This includes sound cameras that trigger when someone is yelling ...

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BBC News

12 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

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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

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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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Tricia Taormina

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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...

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Ammar Ebrahim

23 October 2018

London, England

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Assistive, wearable technology has been developed to send tactile or visual information to the brain in order to address mental or physiological challenges. One company has made a bracelet that can calm or energize a ...

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Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

Nicola Kelly

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23 October 2018

Bologna, Italy

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A fun app called “Bella Mossa” has incentivized people to ditch their cars in Bologna. The anti-pollution effort gives users credits for biking, walking, and using public transport. Users can then swap their credits f...

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Rachel Nuwer

16 October 2018

Harare, Zimbabwe

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In order to increase Zimbabwean’s ability to access mental health care, a psychiatrist trained grandmothers in talk therapy. Working from a “friendship bench,” these new trainees have provided evidence-based, cultural...

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Regan Morris

10 October 2018

California, United States

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"Farm to table" is a well-known saying in the food industry, but "lab to table" is also rapidly joining the rank of commonplace terminology. To both reduce the amount of animals killed and lessen the impact on the env...

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Ammar Ebrahim

10 October 2018

Girona, Catalonia, Spain

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In northern Spain, the Fire Flocks project uses goats to clear vegetation between grassland, bushes and treetops because this can help stop the spread of future wildfires. This depends on shepherds moving herds to key...

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Nick Holland

2 October 2018

Netherlands

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Many people simply throw away broken items or let them sit, unused in their house due to sentimental value. Around the world, Repair Cafés and similar gatherings bring volunteers together to fix these items, which hel...

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Nick Holland

2 October 2018

Bussum, Netherlands

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When something breaks, most people go to the store to replace it. In Amsterdam, the UK, and elsewhere, people take their broken goods to repair cafes. Led by volunteers who want to preserve the art of repairs while al...

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Rachel Nuwer

27 September 2018

Zimbabwe

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Akashinga translates to "the Brave Ones," and is the name given to an all women anti-poaching unit in Zimbabwe. Although not the first anti-poaching group lead by women, it is the first armed unit. However, since it's...

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Claire Bates

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25 September 2018

England

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Jelly drops, board games, and a box that projects interactive images and is sensitive to movement, are all examples if products being created to help people with dementia. “She enjoys that rather than being at home ...

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Nick Holland

25 September 2018

London, United Kingdom

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A Tovertafel, or “Magic Table” in Dutch, uses a projector and sensors to create interactive games for people with dementia. From catching fish and popping bubbles to assembling puzzles, the games reduce apathy, improv...

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Mike Wendling

21 September 2018

United Kingdom

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People trying to lose weight often turn to social media for motivation, but these sites are just as likely to discourage and mislead as educate and inspire. The better choice is to talk to a doctor or other qualified ...

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