Economics & Innovation

 
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/ Democracy, Politics, Technology

26 Feb 2015

 

A smart scientific method of voting observation, Quick Count, is being used in Nigeria to weed out corruption ahead of the country’s controversial elections. Aamna Mohdin talks to the group playing a vital role in monitoring due process

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

25 Feb 2015

 

It’s easy to assume that simply giving people money makes them lazy, yet a wealth of scientific research proves the contrary: free money helps. It’s time for a radical reform of the welfare state, argues Rutger Bregman

 
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/ Arts, Culture, Science

23 Feb 2015

 

Tom Lawson talks to Robin Ince, comedian and co-host of BBC Radio 4's award-winning The Infinite Monkey Cage, on how comedy is bringing science to a wider audience

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Innovation, New Economics, Social Enterprise

19 Feb 2015

 

Five innovative programmes are aiming to diffuse the “ticking time bomb” of Africa’s youth employment crisis

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics

10 Feb 2015

 

Businesses could save up to £5,000 by paying their employees more

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

07 Feb 2015

 

The new scheme aims to boost the country's economy in the long term

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Innovation, Sustainable Development

06 Feb 2015

 

Forum for the Future’s major new digital hub, launching tomorrow in Singapore, is designed to unlock powerful new tools for sustainable innovation

 
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/ Health, Science

06 Feb 2015

 

Since 1987 more than 500,000 US citizens have received hearts, livers, kidneys and other donated organs that have extended their lives, according to new research

 
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/ Health, Science, Technology

05 Feb 2015

 

Child amputees in the developing world are to sample the latest technology in custom-made prosthetics after a Canadian NGO receives more than £50,000 in government funding

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Youth

23 Jan 2015

 

Young Britons who have grown up in the era of a flourishing fair trade market are highly sensitive to global issues and want to see businesses acting to end inequality and climate change – according to a new analysis from the Fairtrade Foundation

 
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/ Community, Social Enterprise

20 Jan 2015

 

A new female-only taxi company in India is helping women stay safe while providing valuable employment and training opportunities

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Positive Perspective

16 Jan 2015

 

Do we really make choices as consumers, or are we merely victims of pre-determined constructs? Laurence and Alison Matthews explain how shoppers can take back the power through ‘framespotting’

 
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/ Democracy, Peace, Technology

15 Jan 2015

 

Computers have long been used to identify potential areas of conflict, but a new model being used in Liberia means that violence can now be predicted on a grassroots level

 
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/ Innovation

29 Dec 2014

 

The government-backed Newton Fund will foster economic growth in developing countries through innovative partnerships and research collaborations

 
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/ Innovation, Renewable Energy, Technology

19 Dec 2014

 

A new project, the first of its kind globally, will see rubbish otherwise bound for landfill turned into clean aviation fuel

 
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/ Innovation, Technology, Wellbeing

18 Dec 2014

 

Is it possible to ‘hack’ your own happiness? Helen Parnham investigates how emerging technologies can improve wellbeing

 
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/ Body & Mind, Health, Innovation, Science, Wellbeing

11 Dec 2014

 

A paralysed man in Poland is slowly learning to walk again thanks to a breakthrough medical procedure

 
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/ Environment, Innovation, Renewable Energy, Technology

04 Dec 2014

 

Hydrogen-powered cars are set to become an increasingly common sight on UK roads by the 2020s as new models are announced and infrastructure investment plans revealed

 
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Environment, Science

12 Nov 2014

 

Scientists believe the discovery could provide a bee-friendly alternative to neonicotinoid pesticides

 
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/ Technology

10 Nov 2014

 

The sustainably designed Fairphone boasts a range of powerful features and strong environmental credentials