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/ Science

23 Dec 2013

 

As Nasa’s rover Curiosity seeks to answer the question ‘Is there life on Mars?’, scientists elsewhere have found the first evidence of a planetary body outside our solar system that was potentially capable of having once sustained life

 
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/ Justice, Peace & Democracy

17 Dec 2013

 

Global efforts to abolish the death penalty are making strong headway with just 1 in 10 countries conducting executions last year, according to Amnesty International

 
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/ Arts Review

16 Dec 2013

 

Amy Smith examines three key exhibitions that helped shape modern art this season

 
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/ Culture

11 Dec 2013

 

When Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries said that only attractive, cool people belong in his chain’s clothes, entrepreneur Mark Aink knew he had to respond. He did so by launching a range of t-shirts for people to set their own standards of beauty

 
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/ Positive Travel Blog

06 Dec 2013

 

Observing wild animals is not only a breathtaking spectacle, it’s good for our wellbeing too. However, the impact on natural habitats isn’t always so positive. Aaron Millar outlines four destinations that balance tourism and conservation

 
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/ Peace & Democracy

02 Dec 2013

 

80% of countries around the world have increased gender equality since 2006

 
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/ Technology

28 Nov 2013

 

Innovative flat pack refugee shelters designed to improve living conditions for people living in temporary structures around the world are currently being put into use in Iraq and Ethiopia

 
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, / Peace, Peace & Democracy, Politics

27 Nov 2013

 

Iran has agreed to temporarily suspend its nuclear programme in exchange for the relaxation of sanctions, which could boost its stagnant economy by $7bn

 
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/ Peace & Democracy

26 Nov 2013

 

A new UN resolution means women will be given greater consultation during peace talks and calls for funding to promote women’s leadership

 
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/ Positive Products

19 Nov 2013

 

Rin Hamburgh rounds up this season’s must-haves for conscious shoppers

 
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/ Health, Justice

15 Nov 2013

 

Somali-born activist and former model Waris Dirie launches pioneering new centre in Berlin

 
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/ Health

11 Nov 2013

 

Nanoparticles containing a toxin found in bee venom can destroy HIV without harming healthy cells, scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine have discovered

 
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/ Ideas worth spreading

29 Oct 2013

 

Inspiring more women to reach the top of their professions and celebrating everyday positive leadership are the topics in our latest blog entry, which reviews the uplifting TED Talks series

 
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/ Cathrine Gyldensted, Media, Positive Perspective

23 Oct 2013

 

When the US and Russia agreed a diplomatic response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, it was a constructive question from a journalist that initiated the breakthrough, says Cathrine Gyldensted

 
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/ Positive Psychology

14 Oct 2013

 

Sharing in others’ good news and being open to criticism are key to better relationships, explains our positive psychology columnist, Chris Johnstone

 
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/ Media

08 Oct 2013

 

With TV making its way onto computers, tablets and mobile phones, we’re suffering from squarer eyes than ever before. But, as Diane Shipley finds, TV has more to offer society than brain rot

 
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/ Positive News blog

07 Oct 2013

 

Editorial: There is a spirit of goodwill that shines through in the inspiring stories of peace-building, kindness, creativity and innovation that Positive News publishes, and it’s something that our 20th anniversary survey showed is shared by you, our readers

 
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/ Health

01 Oct 2013

 

Scientists are working to develop malaria resistance in mosquitoes, which could prevent transmission of the disease to humans

 
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/ Renewable Energy

27 Sep 2013

 

Calls for an end to subsidies for fossil fuels as the developing world pushes growth in renewables, which are expected to outstrip gas and nuclear by 2016

 
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/ Positive Travel Blog

25 Sep 2013

 

The first in a new series exploring the most sustainable and transformational travel experiences the world has to offer