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"Each morning, the people incarcerated in India’s open prisons head out to work, to visit family, or to simply wander the city. And at the end of the day, in virtually every case, they come back. The premise is simple: when a system trusts and respects its prisoners, the prisoners trust and respect the system. Could this work anywhere?" Continue reading

"Seventeen-year-old Benjamin Choi put his spare time during the pandemic to good use designing an accessible device that doesn’t require brain surgery"...... Read more

"The Western U.S. is in a water crisis, from California to Nebraska.......On the Colorado River, the country’s two largest reservoirs – Lake Powell and Lake Mead – are at their lowest levels in 50 years." Read more

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Every city’s streets have their own modes of transport, rhythms and rules – written and unwritten. Nowhere is this more conspicuous than in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), where a population of some 20 million moves by foot, bike, rickshaw, train and all forms of motor vehicle across crowded and lightly regulated streets See Video

Filmed at the Harry Laidlaw Honeybee Research Facility at UC Davis with the help of Billy Synk. Music by Rob Moose (@mooseofrob) See more videos from Anand Varrma 

Sweden has virtually eliminated the need for landfills. Swedes recycle half their garbage, but it’s what they do with the rest that sets them apart. Rather than dump their trash into giant holes in the ground, they convert it to energy, keeping their lights bright and their homes warm with the stuff most countries throw away."  Read more

Image: Malmo Sweden by David Mark

Medicare finalized its decision to restrict its coverage of Aduhelm, Biogen’s new Alzheimer’s disease drug, on April 8, 2022.The decision means only patients who have enrolled in clinical trials , will receive Medicare coverage for Aduhelm which goes by the generic drug name of Aducanumab. Read more

"A colleague from Kyiv, Ukraine, whom I’ll call N.M., sent me brief essays her students wrote on what they would do when the war ends. As both a scholar and a novelist, I knew that these voices, which expressed a beautifully straightforward and pure yearning for the simplest things that are lost in war, needed to be heard by the world" ... Read more

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