Economics & Innovation

 
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/ Body & Mind, Science

26 Aug 2015

 

Have you been told that you sleep too much? As well as giving the mind and body precious down-time, sleeping can also help us solve problems, according to new research

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Food, Social Enterprise

25 Aug 2015

 

A new social enterprise bakery in east London is revitalising both the local area and the employment prospects of many young people

 
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/ Science

21 Aug 2015

 

Our understanding of the human brain has long been hampered by our inability to observe its activity in detail, but now scientists have developed advanced imaging techniques that could unlock our understanding of brain behaviour

 
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/ Good Business, Social Enterprise

14 Aug 2015

 

Non-profit organisation InsightSTEM provides a host of explorative learning techniques to help people become more comfortable with science, technology, engineering and mathematics – and not a text book in sight

 
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/ Technology

11 Aug 2015

 

“Potentially the biggest business opportunity in the history of mankind” – this is how one IT engineer describes the internet of things. With up to 30 billion connected ‘things’ likely to be in use by 2020, how will it adjust our economic and social landscape?

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

06 Aug 2015

 

A team of students has developed a prototype system that allows frequent flyers to fill their spare luggage capacity on planes with products that charities need

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Wellbeing

03 Aug 2015

 

Call-in radio programme aims to reduce mental health problems caused by earthquakes

 
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/ Arts, Science

31 Jul 2015

 

A new study has found that musical training in adolescents can improve language and memory skills and even extend the brain’s development time

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

27 Jul 2015

 

Despite an increasingly loud conversation about inequality, its root causes remain intact. Stewart Lansley argues that the government has the power to tackle the issue if only it would consider new models of debt financing

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Environment

24 Jul 2015

 

The European Union has teamed up with African governments to fund local climate research centres and help the continent prepare for natural disasters

 
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/ Social Enterprise

22 Jul 2015

 

Social enterprise Year Here encourages promising graduates into the social sector to apply themselves to the most pressing social issues of the day

 
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/ Education, Technology

21 Jul 2015

 

Back in the 1980s the BBC introduced the Model B – a computer designed to inspire the tech innovations of the future. Now, it’s releasing the micro:bit, a handheld device that could turn Britain into a digital powerhouse

 
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/ Science

15 Jul 2015

 

Looking back at ten years of writing about the science of human goodness for Greater Good, Jeremy Adam Smith discovers that the bad and good – and the inner and outer – go hand in hand

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Social Enterprise

08 Jul 2015

 

A morning cup of coffee can make or break some people’s day, but for those involved in We Walk the Line, it can make the difference to their whole lives

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Wellbeing

06 Jul 2015

 

You’re busy, “crazy-busy” even, so why would taking more breaks and wandering off for walks during the working day help you become less busy and more successful? Because, when done properly, less is more says Christine Carter

 
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/ Community, Technology

02 Jul 2015

 

The internet can sometimes seem rife with hate, harassment and conflict, but as Rachel England finds out, the kindness of strangers is putting it through rehab

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Technology

01 Jul 2015

 

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

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics

30 Jun 2015

 

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

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

29 Jun 2015

 

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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/ #OwnTheMedia, Economics & Innovation

23 Jun 2015

 

From breweries to newspapers, the co-operative model is thriving today. Rin Hamburgh takes the temperature of the UK co-operative economy