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Disaster Response
A New Way to Find People Lost at Sea
search and rescue
Disaster Response
A New Way to Find People Lost at Sea
In a search and rescue mission at sea, time is of the essence. A new model may make missions faster — and save lives.
June 6, 2020

In a search and rescue mission at sea, time is of the essence. A new model may make missions faster — and save lives.

Startups
How a Prison Sentence Inspired a Father & Daughter Tech Startup
connecting inmates with their children
Startups
How a Prison Sentence Inspired a Father & Daughter Tech Startup
A father-daughter pair learned to code while the dad was in prison. Now, their startup is helping other prisoners connect with their kids.
June 6, 2020

A father-daughter pair learned to code while the dad was in prison. Now, their startup is helping other prisoners connect with their kids.

Public Health
A Soaring Employment Rate and More COVID-19 Updates
coronavirus news
Public Health
A Soaring Employment Rate and More COVID-19 Updates
In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.
June 5, 2020

In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.

Public Health
Singapore to Give All Residents Wearables for Contact Tracing
Contact Tracing
Public Health
Singapore to Give All Residents Wearables for Contact Tracing
Singapore is testing the ability of wearables for contact tracing to prevent an increase in coronavirus infections as it lifts lockdown restrictions.
June 5, 2020

Singapore is testing the ability of wearables for contact tracing to prevent an increase in coronavirus infections as it lifts lockdown restrictions.

Public Health
Hospitals, Morgues, and Drive-Ins: Empty Stadiums Fill New Purposes
Empty Stadiums
Public Health
Hospitals, Morgues, and Drive-Ins: Empty Stadiums Fill New Purposes
Their roars dulled, empty stadiums are serving as field hospitals, supply depots, morgues, drive-in theaters … and an Airbnb.
June 4, 2020

Their roars dulled, empty stadiums are serving as field hospitals, supply depots, morgues, drive-in theaters … and an Airbnb.

Activism
Cities Remove Confederate Monuments Following George Floyd Protests
Confederate Monuments
Activism
Cities Remove Confederate Monuments Following George Floyd Protests
City officials are removing Confederate monuments in Virginia, Alabama, and several other Southern states in response to the George Floyd protests.
June 3, 2020

City officials are removing Confederate monuments in Virginia, Alabama, and several other Southern states in response to the George Floyd protests.

Drugs
Ketamine Discovery May Lead to New Antidepressants
New Antidepressants
Drugs
Ketamine Discovery May Lead to New Antidepressants
Researchers have uncovered new insights into how ketamine affects the brain, potentially illuminating the path to new antidepressants.
June 3, 2020

Researchers have uncovered new insights into how ketamine affects the brain, potentially illuminating the path to new antidepressants.

Activism
Seeking Justice for George Floyd
George Floyd
Activism
Seeking Justice for George Floyd
Articles, thought leaders, and organizations worth paying attention to following the murder of George Floyd by police in Minnesota.
June 2, 2020

Articles, thought leaders, and organizations worth paying attention to following the murder of George Floyd by police in Minnesota.

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Progress Report
Progress Report
Progress Report
We believe the news doesn’t have to be depressing. In fact, it should inspire people to build a better world.

We believe the news doesn’t have to be depressing. In fact, it should inspire people to build a better world.

Biohackers
Biohackers
Biohackers
Meet the bio-renegades who are modifying their bodies and even hijacking their own genomes in the name of discovery in our latest series, Biohackers.

Meet the bio-renegades who are modifying their bodies and even hijacking their own genomes in the name of discovery in our latest series, Biohackers.

Dope Science
Dope Science
Dope Science
Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing. We're exploring what this paradigm shift could mean for our health and well-being.

Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing. We're exploring what this paradigm shift could mean for our health and well-being.

Guardians of the Apocalypse
Guardians of the Apocalypse
Guardians of the Apocalypse
Asteroids, supervolanoes, earthquakes, oh my... While the chances of these catastrophic events are low, the chance exists. Meet the people working to monitor, prepare, and even prevent the worst case scenario.

Asteroids, supervolanoes, earthquakes, oh my... While the chances of these catastrophic events are low, the chance exists. Meet the people working to monitor, prepare, and even prevent the worst case scenario.

The Edge
The Edge
The Edge
Can athletes' desire for gaining a competitive edge push the future of medicine further for everyone? Learn about these latest technologies and the athletes putting them to the test in our latest series, The Edge.

Can athletes' desire for gaining a competitive edge push the future of medicine further for everyone? Learn about these latest technologies and the athletes putting them to the test in our latest series, The Edge.