A festival in Somerset aims to become the first ‘participation nation’, rewarding festival-goers for getting involved, and letting bands choose their own support acts
Paul Ellson talks to Bob Roth, director of the David Lynch Foundation, about transcendental meditation and the organisation's plans to one day set up ‘peace universities’ on every continent
Last year’s brutal attack against a young woman in Delhi caused a worldwide outcry, igniting calls for changes in women’s rights. Lorenza Bacino examines what progress is being made in India, and the obstacles it faces
A groundbreaking method of rice growing is gaining traction in India, thanks to its ability to produce larger amounts of crops and allow for independent farming
Good Business is a column hosted by Anna Levy from HUB Islington, an incubation space for socially driven entrepreneurs. Each month she catches up with the people leading change
What began as an exercise in supporting her local economy quickly turned into a full exploration of independent Bristol. Rin Simpson explains why the city's indie culture makes for a fine model that could be replicated nationwide
A team of scientists has developed a groundbreaking microchip that could help millions of visually impaired people regain their...
Scotland has become the second country in the UK, and the world, after Wales, to gain the accolade
With research showing that the world is becoming more peaceful and that most people in the UK share values...
Despite concerns that British high streets are deteriorating, new research shows shoppers still favour them over retail parks and...
As UK child mortality rates rise to among the highest in Europe, a new pledge aims to turn young...
10% of profits from new mobile phone service will go to WWF
The Brazilian government hopes to uncover new species and tribes by “knowing the rainforest from within”
Researchers at Oxford University could be on the verge of a medical breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
A new scheme hopes to reduce crime and improve lives by offering laptops and bikes in exchange for firearms
Health threats from mercury are set to be reduced thanks to the Minamata Convention, a treaty regulating the toxic...