Stereotypes may discourage girls from pursuing STEM careers, but research suggests several ways that parents and teachers can turn things around.
Energy that otherwise would go to waste might someday power industrial-scale condensation.
Without secure records of property ownership, many poor people around the world have trouble improving their economic situations. Several countries are already trying blockchain-based land registries.
These partnerships between investors, governments and nonprofits are a new way to pay for programs and services that help people in need and address intractable problems like mass incarceration.
Thinking about philanthropy in a more complex way may help donors do more good.
If the US were to stop dumping these valuable metals in landfills and to cease exporting them as cheap scrap, its imports could fall, and there would be less of these metals being made from scratch.
As a pediatrician, I'm not letting State Department warnings stop me from leading surgical missions.
Solving homelessness doesn't just mean finding someone a physical home. A program run in New Haven, Connecticut, focuses on helping people see themselves as members of their communities – as citizens.
Nestle pays the state a pittance in exchange for its water at a time when public awareness of water issues is rising.
It will be hard to adjust. Considering what happened with the onset of car travel and web surfing, society can't just wing it.
A scholar of digital trust evaluates Facebook's current efforts and proposes some improvements the company could make.
Adding a bit of fungus to the initial ingredient list might be one way to endow concrete with the ability to fill in any bits of damage that occur, without the need for human intervention.
The people leading nonprofits are much less diverse than the communities they serve and there's no reason to expect that to change soon.
It's hard but feasible to make a difference, as long as you work with the locals and don't become a 'disaster tourist.'
Secret payments in exchange for silence regarding work-related sexual abuse are usually tax-deductible. How about changing that?
When lawyers represent the interests of abused animals in the courtroom, they help human victims too.
By some measures, Americans are giving less to charity through their jobs than they used to. But many companies say that increasing this kind of charity is a priority for them.
The US could help solve a global security problem and boost its image abroad by helping willing experts share their cybersecurity knowledge around the country and the globe.
Micro-targeted online advertising has destroyed how Americans share experiences and a common knowledge base. The fix for this societal and political problem is as simple now as it was in 1840.
Offering money as a form of atonement is easier for the movie mogul than finding someone who will accept it.