Move the World
After flu season, vaccines are outdated and researchers must predict next year’s virus. But soon, we may have a universal flu vaccine that doesn't expire.
A recent study found that the vast majority of Americans can't accurately explain terms like "deductible" and "copay." And more than half of all bankruptcies are linked to medical expenses. This Silicon Valley startup’s model could be just what we need to turn the tide.
New kirigami-inspired skin patch may help people avoid injury, as it expands our understanding of muscle activity.
This Seattle startup is bringing new life to charred forests by releasing swarms of smart, tree-planting drones equipped with seeds, mini seedbeds, and cameras.
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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.
Science is making parenthood possible for people who can’t get there the old fashioned way.
For years, virtual and augmented reality have been touted as the technologies of the future. That future is here.
Fear not. The robots are already here.
What do you do about a problem as big as climate change?
Cities around the globe are tackling sustainability, transportation, and design.
Amazing advances in medical innovation
We have to find ways to produce more food, faster and more efficiently
A new era of private space exploration has already begun
A new generation of hackers is rising up
The next generation of companies to change the world
On the frontlines of the fight against poverty
Breaking down the world's most intense conflicts
Anyone with a computer and an idea can move the world
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