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Nonprofits Innovating in the Face of COVID-19
Nonprofits Innovating in the Face of COVID-19
Catalysts
Nonprofits Innovating in the Face of COVID-19
Wondering how you can help during the coronavirus? Here are five organizations that need your support, and how your donation could be doubled.
April 4, 2020

Wondering how you can help during the coronavirus? Here are five organizations that need your support, and how your donation could be doubled.

Public Health
Big Tobacco Announces "Breakthrough" in Plant-Based Coronavirus Vaccine
Plant-Based Coronavirus Vaccine
Public Health
Big Tobacco Announces "Breakthrough" in Plant-Based Coronavirus Vaccine
A plant-based coronavirus vaccine developed by a subsidiary of British American Tobacco is now undergoing pre-clinical testing.
April 4, 2020

A plant-based coronavirus vaccine developed by a subsidiary of British American Tobacco is now undergoing pre-clinical testing.

Public Health
A Promising Vaccine Candidate, New Mutual-Aid Networks, and More COVID-19 Updates
coronavirus news
Public Health
A Promising Vaccine Candidate, New Mutual-Aid Networks, 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.
April 4, 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
New Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate Creates Antibodies in Mice
New Coronavirus Vaccine
Public Health
New Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate Creates Antibodies in Mice
A new coronavirus vaccine candidate that delivers inoculation via a microneedle patch has shown promise in a peer-reviewed mouse study.
April 3, 2020

A new coronavirus vaccine candidate that delivers inoculation via a microneedle patch has shown promise in a peer-reviewed mouse study.

Climate Change
A New Approach to Green Building Could Reverse Climate Change
green building
Climate Change
A New Approach to Green Building Could Reverse Climate Change
The building sector is one of the biggest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions. But new research suggests that trend could stop, and even reverse because of a new type of green building.
April 2, 2020

The building sector is one of the biggest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions. But new research suggests that trend could stop, and even reverse because of a new type of green building.

Public Health
Silicon Valley Fixes Broken Ventilators for Coronavirus Patients
Ventilators for Coronavirus Patients
Public Health
Silicon Valley Fixes Broken Ventilators for Coronavirus Patients
Silicon Valley-based Bloom Energy has refurbished hundreds of ventilators for coronavirus patients in just a few weeks — and it shows no signs of slowing down.
April 2, 2020

Silicon Valley-based Bloom Energy has refurbished hundreds of ventilators for coronavirus patients in just a few weeks — and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Public Health
New Coronavirus Test Offers Results in Minutes
new coronavirus test
Public Health
New Coronavirus Test Offers Results in Minutes
Abbott Laboratories’ new coronavirus test can tell if a person has COVID-19 in just five minutes — far faster than existing testing methods.
April 1, 2020

Abbott Laboratories’ new coronavirus test can tell if a person has COVID-19 in just five minutes — far faster than existing testing methods.

Public Health
New Study Boosts Case for At-Home Coronavirus Tests
at-home coronavirus tests
Public Health
New Study Boosts Case for At-Home Coronavirus Tests
A new study eliminates one major argument against at-home coronavirus tests: that patients won’t be able to collect usable samples themselves.
April 1, 2020

A new study eliminates one major argument against at-home coronavirus tests: that patients won’t be able to collect usable samples themselves.

Citizen Science
You Can Help Scientists During the Coronavirus Quarantine
Coronavirus Quarantine
Citizen Science
You Can Help Scientists During the Coronavirus Quarantine
Getting bored during the coronavirus quarantine? Researchers are looking for volunteer citizen scientists to help analyze distant galaxies from home.
March 31, 2020

Getting bored during the coronavirus quarantine? Researchers are looking for volunteer citizen scientists to help analyze distant galaxies from home.

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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.

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.

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.

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.