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.
As the issue of an open and free internet again comes up for public debate, Congress could participate – and help regulators devise a workable set of policies.
How can we fight the opioid epidemic? Redesign the drugs, rethink how we assess patients and mandate prescription monitoring.
Striking a better gender balance would be easy, but until now universities have not been paying much attention to the problem.
Many who represent themselves in court fail to make it through the process, have their case dismissed or lose what otherwise would have been a winning case.
With a little advance planning and creativity, librarians can help keep kids and teens busy and safe during emergencies.
Instead of focusing only on crime, the government can help set refugees up for success by collecting data on what's working and what's not in the integration process.
Nearly one in five employed Americans is bound by a contract restricting moves to rival companies. Here's one way to make those arrangements less common.
Race-conscious admissions policies are still the best way to achieve diversity on campus. Yet, some race-neutral methods could help colleges improve diversity – and stand up to legal scrutiny.
With some tinkering, a federal tax credit that encourages developers to create new units that low-income Americans can afford to rent might yield other benefits.
The US wants to invest in more infrastructure to handle our rainfall and melted snow. Stormwater credits could help cut costs and protect the environment.
A new data management system can give emergency responders a fast lane on the internet to help speed rescue efforts after a disaster.