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'Minibrains' Could Help Drug Discovery For Zika And For Alzheimer's

Some tiny clusters of brain cells grown in a lab dish are making big news at this week's Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego.<p>Known as "minibrains," these rudimentary networks of cells are small enough to fit on the head of a pin, but already are providing researchers with insights into …

Neuroscience

Is individualism bad for society?

Louis CK on Consumers and Capitalism (part 2/3)

Productivity and Financial Inclusion: A Response to the Economic Slowdown

<b>By Tomas Miller and Verónica Trujillo</b><p><i>Tomas Miller joined the Multilateral Investment Fund in 2000 and heads its Access to Finance Unit, overseeing a loan and equity portfolio related to microfinance, venture capital, early-stage equity, small business financing, and financial services for</i> …

Lane Bryant Launched An Exciting New Collaboration

for the style savvy minimalist at heart<p>Lane Bryant is taking on a new chic and fashion-forward direction by collaborating on a collection with Otis College of Art and Design. The plus-size brand worked with 12 design students from the Los Angeles-based school to create a work-appropriate line as …

The Meaning of Inclusive Capitalism

<i>By Ignacio S. Galán, Chairman and CEO of Iberdrola</i><p>Inclusive capitalism must be focused on long-term value creation, always building on principles such as ethics and transparency. It can be defined as a more responsible form of capitalism which puts people at the heart of decision making, with the …

AXA Investment Managers' CEO, Andrea Rossi, discusses the Meaning of Inclusive Capitalism

At AXA, we believe inclusive capitalism means doing business with a purpose. As a global insurer and investor, we believe protecting people over the long term and creating stronger and more sustainable societies is in line with our interests. We also believe it is our responsibility, as a long-term …

Al Gore Is Feeling Hopeful For The Future Of The Planet

The Paris climate agreement might be lacking, but the former vice president argues that it has at least pointed us in the right direction.<p>Ten years ago this week, at the world premier of <i>An Inconvenient Truth</i>, Al Gore was possibly the gloomiest man in America, explaining to a blithely unaware world …

Climate

How Well Do You Know The News? Take The Fast Company Quiz

Did you follow the news this week? Research says that one of the best ways to solidify new information is to be tested on it. Here’s a chance to bolster your knowledge of current events—and earn a special emoji badge.<p>Quiz not appearing for you? Click here.<p>PCD

Finding A Way To Make Clothes Without Destroying The Planet

Cambodian startup Tonlé is working on zero-waste fashion.<p>Rachel Faller, founder of Tonlé, a Cambodian based fashion company, poses a simple question. How many of us can ensure our clothes were made without the use of slavery or significant and needless damage to the environment? And if we could, in …

5 New Solutions For The Fashion Industry’s Sustainability Problem

We buy–and throw out–more clothes than ever. It’s time for new innovation to lower the footprint of our clothing.<p>It’s the holy grail for the fashion industry: Can manufacturers seamlessly close the loop on fabric, so an old T-shirt or dress headed for the landfill can be turned into something new? …

Can Philanthrocapitalism Really Save The World?

We laud Bill Gates and Warren Buffett as heroes. But are they the heroes we need?<p>Bill Gates gets a lot of good press, on this site as much as anywhere else (maybe more!). He’s praised for giving away his fortune, for funding everything from condoms to vaccines, and, most of all, for ushering in a …

Most Countries Still Have Serious Corruption Problems

See the most and least corrupt countries on a disturbing new map.<p>Corruption remains the norm in much of the world, with officials on-the-take, and decision-making perverted to suit narrow interests. While this situation may be getting better in many countries, according to the latest Corruption …

Bad Air Quality Kills Five Times As Many People As Bad Water

Data shows how economic development both improves and hurts the environment.<p>As China has become richer, it’s paid a big environmental price. One in five deaths there are now attributable to poor quality air. The country ranks last among 180 for outdoor air pollution, according to a new report. Half …