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Bridging the digital divide: Hack the Hood

Wed, 21/12/2016 - 17:00

A not-for-profit organisation in California is helping prepare young people of colour for careers in technology. We go behind the scenes at Hack the Hood

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Love or money: what makes the world go round?

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 21:20

In February, Schumacher College will host a course called Community, Place and Play: A Post-Market Economics. We ask Shaun Chamberlin, one of the course leaders, to explain more

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The grandmothers lobbying for health and reproductive rights

Mon, 19/12/2016 - 18:36

From a group of pensioner activists to a woman single-handedly running an orphanage for HIV-positive children, meet the grandmothers who are lobbying for women’s reproductive rights

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Can we improve the cult of celebrity?

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 17:54

At best it seems meaningless, at worst sinister. The world of celebrity gets a bad rap from many, but others remain compelled by its glamour. Condemning it won’t kill it, says Sarah Byrne. Could we improve our idols instead?

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Business that’s good enough to bottle

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 17:21

Cheryl Thallon launched Viridian Nutrition 17 years ago armed with only a small range of products and an intention to create a company with integrity. She speaks to Positive News about doing business with heart

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The rise and rise of citizen science

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 18:28

From plant hunting to virtual space exploration, how people-led science is taking the world by storm

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12 reasons to give a Positive News gift subscription

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 18:26

Stuck for ideas this Christmas? Here are 12 reasons why a Positive News gift subscription is the perfect present

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5 ways to become a citizen scientist

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 16:09

Science is shrugging off its lab coat. Here are our top five science projects you can get involved in

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Growing lasting solutions to deforestation

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 18:57

The director of sustainable forestry project ArBolivia explores how a business-focused approach to conservation could help safeguard the Amazon rainforest, and those who live there

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An abolitionist’s legacy

Sun, 11/12/2016 - 17:22

How author and human rights campaigner Zerbanoo Gifford was inspired by anti-slavery campaigner Thomas Clarkson

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Democracy for the digital age: crowdfunded project to disrupt party politics

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 19:18

Party politics no longer represents the silent majority, say those behind a new crowdfunding movement, but millions of people want to be involved without joining a political ‘tribe’

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