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Cleaning up: domestic workers claim their rights

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 09:33

Despite some 67 million people worldwide earning their living through domestic labour, their working rights have long been overlooked. But things are changing

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It’s in the grain: the ancient alternative to gluten-free

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 08:42

Gluten is blamed for all manner of digestive issues. But modern bread manufacturing processes might be the real villain, finds Liz Boden

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Free money: would a basic income create a fairer society?

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 09:09

With countries including Finland, the Netherlands and France considering pilot schemes this year, the idea of a universal basic income is gaining momentum. Giving every citizen the same monthly payment, no matter what their employment status or financial situation, is being touted as a way to help redistribute wealth, create a simpler welfare system and give people more time to get involved in their communities. It may seem fair, but is it the best way to give help to those who need it most? And, would such a system be open to exploitation?

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Jeremy Leggett: We are winning the carbon war

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 14:01

Former oil consultant turned clean energy pioneer Jeremy Leggett discusses where we go from the Paris climate talks and why a future based on renewable energy is inevitable

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Harnaam Kaur, Queen of beards

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 13:26

A portrait of Harnaam Kaur, who beat bullying and depression to become an advocate for positive body image

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The network helping young people start co-ops

Fri, 20/05/2016 - 08:25

AltGen, the co-operative that supports 18 to 29-year-olds to set up their own co-ops, has launched a network of young entrepreneurs

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Levelling the field for transgender athletes

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 09:07

Television personality and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner catapulted transgender issues into the mainstream. But it’s the new Olympic guidelines that are really impressing the trans community

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Notes from the road: Lottie Gross

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 09:44

Web editor at RoughGuides.com, Lottie Gross, offers her top tips for positive travel

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Value of waste pickers revealed

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 08:29

Research has highlighted the importance of waste pickers to cities around the world

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Genius genes: How CRISPR is revolutionising DNA manipulation

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 12:42

From preventing the next Zika virus to saving endangered species: do the benefits of DNA manipulation outweigh its potential dangers? Medical genetics PhD student Chloe Warren untangles the arguments

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Life and loss in London

Thu, 12/05/2016 - 08:20

Lucy Purdy reflects on spring in the city, where nature and humanity collide

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Future democracy

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 14:08

From a show-of-hands vote to oppose development next to a Philippines slum to internet-enabled democracy in the UK, Martin Wright envisions options for democracy

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Resisting radicalisation

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 08:41

From grassroots work to policy change: how can we tackle the root causes of terrorism, rather than fight its consequences alone? Lauren Razavi investigates

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Students bid to revolutionise transport

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 08:26

Young engineers have been putting forward designs for Hyperloop, a new mode of transport which could drastically cut journey times and emissions

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App boosts freedom for young Iranians

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 03:40

Anonymous developers have released an app called Gershad to help young Iranians avoid the Gashte Ershad, known as ‘morality police’, who patrol the country’s streets daily

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