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

    Bashara May June 2015

Bacteria-powered origami battery could help beat disease


/ Economics & Innovation

01 Jul


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 promote living wage


/ Economics & Innovation

30 Jun

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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

    Bashara May June 2015

In pictures: Elderly athletes show age is just a number


/ Wellbeing

30 Jun


Fed up with the depressing imagery surrounding aging, photographer Alex Rotas decided to document an altogether different side to growing old


Blazing a trail for media business models


/ #OwnTheMedia

30 Jun


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 Isis


/ Democracy

29 Jun

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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


/ Economics & Innovation

29 Jun


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


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