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3 Reasons to Support Rare Disease Research

If you have ever been asked to donate your hard-earned money to help research some obscure medical condition, you might have wondered why you should bother. Perhaps you worried your donation wouldn’t make a difference. Or maybe you felt this was someone else’s crusade, and just didn’t care. Before my own son was diagnosed with […]

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Can Twitter be “Nice”?

Cesspool. Hellscape. Party. Those are a few of the terms people use to describe Twitter. I prefer the last one, by Amy-Willard Cross, an entrepreneur and a former journalist (@amy2pt0), at a book launch party I organized (yes, it was online). Let’s leave aside the topic of the Twitter-Musk tussle, now playing out in court […]

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What Does the Inflation Reduction Act Mean for Climate Tech?

After almost two years of uncertainty and the ever-looming threat of losing the congressional majority without passing any major climate legislation, Democratic senators are finally ready to support a bill that offers incentives for crucial climate technologies. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced July 27 their intention to introduce the Inflation Reduction Act […]

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Collective Action is Key to a Sustainable Future

While many organizations have already made concrete sustainability commitments, it’s increasingly clear that more needs to be done to expand positive impact and contribute to meaningful change. The events of the past two years have served to emphasize the effect we’re all having on the planet and our responsibility to it, resulting in a growing […]

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Mentor Spaces Makes DEI Personal: SAP.iO Foundries Sustainability Spotlight

Chris Motley wasn’t set up to succeed. Born to an eighth grader on Chicago’s south side, the African-American boy was bright but given few advantages by society. Until, that is, a family friend mentioned to his mother the nonprofit A Better Chance, which aims to help gifted children of color get great educations. That was […]

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Confessions Of A Climate Convert

As my family can attest, admitting when I am wrong has never been easy for me; but I feel it is important that I share a recent, if rather late, realization I had. Before attending the Techonomy Climate event in March, I didn’t fully understand the scope and importance of the climate crisis. I am sharing […]

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GE & NASA Successfully Test Hybrid Electric System For High-Altitude Planes

It’s been four years since aviation fans, industry executives, aerospace engineers and investors last descended on the local airport in Farnborough, a quiet town about an hour southwest of London. Normally, the Farnborough International Airshow takes place every two years, alternating with the Paris Air Show. Together, they are the focal point for the aerospace […]

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Specright Helps Product Specs Go Green: SAP.iO Foundries Sustainability Spotlight

Disruptive crackers. It might not sound like the next revolution in industry but, in fact, it could be. Aiming to be the world’s first carbon negative food company, Bright Future LLC is on a mission to reverse climate change through nutrients. Financed by Post—the business behind Raisin Bran and Chips Ahoy! cookies, among many other […]

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Could Nasal Vaccines Help Prevent Covid?

The speed at which highly effective Covid vaccines were developed was almost miraculous. But here we are, two-and-a-half years into the pandemic, and the vaccines we thought might end our global nightmare have not done so. One of the biggest reasons is that current vaccines, while excellent at preventing severe disease, generally do not prevent […]

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Business May Be Our Only Hope For Climate

These are not ordinary times for business. Nor are they ordinary for the world. This is a crisis time. We face challenges that, if not addressed, could doom us. Businesses must thus behave differently going forward. As a 35-year business journalist, I doubt if I could or would ever have written such words in the […]

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2 Black Girls Charged With Hate Crimes After Allegedly Striking A White Woman And Saying, ‘I Hate White People’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: New York Daily News / Getty In a country where the only kind of supremacy is white supremacy, a Black person can still catch a hate crime for assaulting a white person while expressing anti-white sentiment. This is the lesson two Black teenagers learned in NYC after they allegedly got into […]

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Biden Tells Loan Servicers To Hold Off As He Considers Action On Federal Student Debt

NewsOne Featured Video Action demanding the president cancel student debt earlier this spring. Source: Leigh Vogel / Getty With the federal student loan pause set to expire, President Joe Biden could be considering another extension at the very least. The Biden-Harris administration has not yet decided what to do about federal student loans, but NBC […]

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Treating Rare Diseases at Birth and Before: Dr. Phil Reilly

In Orphan: The Quest to Save Children with Rare Genetic Disorders, clinical geneticist and biotech entrepreneur Dr. Phil Reilly chronicles centuries of medical progress that have contributed to recent breakthroughs in rare disease medicines, diagnostics, and clinical care. Yet Reilly also describes a field that is only just beginning to find solutions for the wide […]

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Nonprofits Need Open Source Software

The modern nonprofit, like pretty much all organizations these days, runs on software. But beyond the everyday tools used by most organizations, such as messaging, email, word processing and spreadsheets, there is always field-specific software that gets to the heart of each organization’s mission. For example, mental health organizations need software to handle incoming calls […]

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VIDEO: Cops Chase Brandon Calloway Into His Home And Brutally Beat Him Over Alleged Traffic Violation

NewsOne Featured Video Source: screenshot / Twitter Tennessee police were caught on video brutally beating a young Black man in his own home over an alleged traffic violation. Brandon Calloway, 25, was tased and beaten with batons by Oakland Police in his own home after authorities said he did not stop at a stop sign […]

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‘Soil Isn’t Forever’: Biodiversity Needs Protection Below the Ground

Look down. You may not see the soil beneath your feet as teeming with life, but it is. Better scientific tools are helping us understand that dirt isn’t just dirt. Life in the soil includes microbes like bacteria and fungi; invertebrates such as earthworms and nematodes; plant roots; and even mammals like gophers and badgers […]

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SAP.iO Foundries Sustainability Spotlight: Inspectorio Modernizes Manufacturing Inspections

It was a moment of truth. In 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1100 people, injuring thousands of others and making headlines as one of the deadliest industrial disasters in history. Found in the rubble alongside bodies were tags and labels identifying well-known top clothing manufacturers. The companies generally […]

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Jeffrey Sachs is Upset

Jeffrey Sachs is one of the world’s top development economists and has been a global anti-poverty crusader for decades. He is special advisor to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres and a major champion of the U.N.’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030—a comprehensive set of targets and methods for improving life on earth. The SDGs […]

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Jeffrey Sachs is Upset

Jeffrey Sachs is one of the world’s top development economists and has been a global anti-poverty crusader for decades. He is special advisor to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres and a major champion of the U.N.’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030—a comprehensive set of targets and methods for improving life on earth. The SDGs […]

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Startups Are Key to SAP’s Sustainable Enterprise Vision

Food giant Dole Sunshine Company has a goal of zero fruit loss by 2025, as its products move from farms to supermarkets. That will help reduce food waste that contributes to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. So recently Dole started using artificial intelligence-powered computer vision software to help automate visual inspection of pineapples. The […]

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Startups Are Key to SAP’s Sustainable Enterprise Vision

Food giant Dole Sunshine Company has a goal of zero fruit loss by 2025, as its products move from farms to supermarkets. That will help reduce food waste that contributes to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. So recently Dole started using artificial intelligence-powered computer vision software to help automate visual inspection of pineapples. The […]

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Scientists Strive for Negative Emissions

In 2024 a Solid Carbon pilot at Cascadia Basin off Canada’s Vancouver Island will set out to prove gigatons of captured carbon dioxide can be stored permanently as rock within the subsea floor. Scientists in Iceland have already shown carbon dioxide can be turned into rock: when they injected dissolved carbon dioxide into basalt, the carbon dioxide mineralised – […]

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Scientists Strive for Negative Emissions

In 2024 a Solid Carbon pilot at Cascadia Basin off Canada’s Vancouver Island will set out to prove gigatons of captured carbon dioxide can be stored permanently as rock within the subsea floor. Scientists in Iceland have already shown carbon dioxide can be turned into rock: when they injected dissolved carbon dioxide into basalt, the carbon dioxide mineralised – […]

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Hydrology Could Help Researchers Prepare for a Changing Electric Grid

As distributed resources change the way electricity flows on the power grid, energy researchers are borrowing a concept from hydrology to study how the increasingly complex system works. The U.S. Department of Energy is preparing to award $10 million in grants for research related to “energy sheds.” The term may conjure images of small wooden […]

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Hydrology Could Help Researchers Prepare for a Changing Electric Grid

As distributed resources change the way electricity flows on the power grid, energy researchers are borrowing a concept from hydrology to study how the increasingly complex system works. The U.S. Department of Energy is preparing to award $10 million in grants for research related to “energy sheds.” The term may conjure images of small wooden […]

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The Metaverse, Porn, and the Future

One of the most famous phrases in a Supreme Court opinion is: “I know it when I see it.” Those words were in Justice Potter Stewart’s concurring opinion in Jacobellis v. Ohio, a 1964 case involving the showing of a supposedly risqué movie by Louis Malle at an Ohio theatre.  The Justice’s rationale for ruling […]

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The Metaverse, Porn, and the Future

One of the most famous phrases in a Supreme Court opinion is: “I know it when I see it.” Those words were in Justice Potter Stewart’s concurring opinion in Jacobellis v. Ohio, a 1964 case involving the showing of a supposedly risqué movie by Louis Malle at an Ohio theatre.  The Justice’s rationale for ruling […]

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Time for Solar Energy to Shine

This spring President Biden gave a shot in the arm to solar and other clean-energy technologies with a couple of important executive actions. The move comes at a critical time, since Congress has yet to pass comprehensive legislation needed to help fight climate change. Fossil fuels still make up the largest share of electricity generation […]

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