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Peacemaker leaves lasting legacy of Nonviolent Communication

11 hours 37 min ago
International peacemaker and founder of the Centre for Nonviolent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg passed away last month. Daren De Witt recounts his remarkable life and how he helped spread Nonviolent Communication throughout the world

Changing the world one culture shock at a time

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 06:00
How can so-called ‘culture shock’ remould the way we treat other people and the planet? Aaron Millar explains

Review: Jacaszek and Kwartludium at Cafe Oto, London

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:57
Matthew Gilley heads to Dalston to experience Polish avant-garde music collaboration Jacaszek and Kwartludium perform live

Online platform puts policies before party politics

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 12:56
Vote for Policies, an online service that allows people to see which party their views most align with, has launched its 2015 edition ahead of the general election in May. The site aims to engage with five million voters before polls are cast

Wired and wild: is the information age ecological?

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00
Global connectivity means we now have the means, motive and opportunity to radically reorganise society to enable citizens to thrive within an abundant biosphere, says Matt Mellen

Science supports integrity in Nigerian elections

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 11:45
A smart scientific method of voting observation, Quick Count, is being used in Nigeria to weed out corruption ahead of the country’s controversial elections. Aamna Mohdin talks to the group playing a vital role in monitoring due process

Money for nothing: the utopian ideal?

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 06:00
It’s easy to assume that simply giving people money makes them lazy, yet a wealth of scientific research proves the contrary: free money helps. It’s time for a radical reform of the welfare state, argues Rutger Bregman

Northern Ireland and Chile to re-examine abortion laws

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 09:50
Abortion legislation in some parts of the world may be relaxed to provide women with more rights and better healthcare

Why so serious, science?

Mon, 23/02/2015 - 11:57
Tom Lawson talks to Robin Ince, comedian and co-host of BBC Radio 4's award-winning The Infinite Monkey Cage, on how comedy is bringing science to a wider audience

UK still values Jewish communities, study shows

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 06:00
The volatile situation in the Middle East is cause for concern, but widespread anti-Semitic scaremongering is not indicative of Britain’s real feelings towards the Jewish population, claims Thomas Scotto

Five entrepreneurs changing African lives for the better

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 06:00
Five innovative programmes are aiming to diffuse the “ticking time bomb” of Africa’s youth employment crisis

The Green Apple: adventures in eco-friendly New York State

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 06:00
New York’s not all skyscrapers and shopping. Sarah Bareham discovers a greener, more local side to the Big Apple’s state

Dare yourself to be great

Tue, 17/02/2015 - 06:00
Let go of fear and the brakes on our lives are released, says Polly Higgins

Inspiring stories of resilience

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 06:00
Resilience is transmissible, says our Positive Psychology columnist Chris Johnstone. By sharing the stories that inspire us, we can pass it on

Good Business: Paul Singh, Equal Education

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 06:00
Currently just 10-15 per cent of children in care in the UK achieve five A*-C grades at GCSE. We talk to Paul Singh about how his social enterprise, Equal Education, is working to help improve their prospects

UK solar capacity almost doubled in 2014

Thu, 12/02/2015 - 06:00
Britain now has more than 650,000 solar installations across homes, businesses and public service buildings, according to recent figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change

The media is questioning its negative news focus as journalism diversifies

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 13:18
Publications such as Positive News are pioneering a more diverse journalism, suggested a BBC Radio 4 programme broadcast on Sunday

Council cuts rates for businesses paying the living wage

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 06:00
Businesses could save up to £5,000 by paying their employees more

Low-income Croatians given ‘fresh start’ as debts wiped

Sat, 07/02/2015 - 21:37
The new scheme aims to boost the country's economy in the long term

New digital platform takes long view on sustainability

Fri, 06/02/2015 - 12:33
Forum for the Future’s major new digital hub, launching tomorrow in Singapore, is designed to unlock powerful new tools for sustainable innovation