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How crowdfunding is revolutionising journalism – and the world

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:40
Crowdfunding for tech start-ups, smart inventions and even movies isn’t anything new, but what about the impact of crowdfunding on journalism? Khari Johnson explains how this revolutionary idea has the power to change the world as we know it

A bacteria-powered origami battery that could help beat disease

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:01
A new origami paper battery, which is powered by bacteria and costs five US cents (3p), could revolutionise the diagnosis of diseases in developing and remote areas

Craftivists use sewing skills to demand M&S become a living wage employer

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 13:13
Craftivists are putting their needlework skills to the test by sending hand-sewn handkerchiefs to Marks & Spencer board members in a bid to make the company a living wage employer

Positive News blazes a trail for media business models

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 11:30
With over 800 new co-owners of Positive News and more than £155,000 raised so far, it seems that crowdfunded and crowd-owned media appeals to many. Dave Boyle asks whether this model could revive rapidly declining traditional media outlets

Pacifist perspectives on tackling the threat of Isis

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 15:49
With the rise of Isis in the Middle East, what do pacifists make of the situation? Should foreign governments stop their force, or is such activity necessary for future peace? Feminist researcher and writer Cynthia Cockburn considers the dilemma

UK’s first ‘share shop’ opens for business

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 13:02
A new kind of shop is aiming to transform the future of retail by lending rather than selling items and fostering more meaningful connections with the things we use

Abandoned mine given environmental algae makeover

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 14:20
A new research project could help clean up old mining messes by turning waste water into a useful resource

Why I write for Positive News

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 13:38
We ask some of our journalists what they love about writing for Positive News

Positive perspectives can overcome mainstream media negativity

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 14:00
A constant stream of negative news led Jodie Jackson to study positive psychology. From both her academic work and personal experience, she argues that we need to turn our attention to solutions-focused news, for the benefit of ourselves and the wider world