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This is What Yesterday’s Equinox Looked Like from Space

Over the past 24 hours, the Earth has been experiencing its autumnal equinox. That is, the length of day and night across the globe was the same due …

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Skoll | Social Entrepreneurs Driving Large Scale Change

Marine Stewardship Council Labeling and the Future of Sustainable Fisheries<p>Zachary SlobigSkoll Foundation<p>Rural Women and Girls Catalyzing Change in …

Skoll | Social Entrepreneurs Driving Large Scale Change

Bloodiest Year on Record (Again) for Environmental Defenders<p>Zachary SlobigSkoll Foundation<p>How a Pioneering Development Impact Bond Pushed Educate …

Skoll | Social Entrepreneurs Driving Large Scale Change

A new award will honor the most destructive designs in the world

This summer, when Zaha Hadid’s monument to a dead dictator won an award from the Design Museum of London, it prompted some soul-searching in architecture circles. How can a building be judged solely on the merits of its form, ignoring the uses to which it might be put?<p>That tapped into a wider …

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Siri's Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask

Viv was named after the Latin root meaning <i>live</i>. Its San Jose, California, offices are decorated with tchotchkes bearing the numbers six and five (VI …

5 Futuristic Food Wrappers That You Don't Have to Throw Away

<b>You wake up,</b> eat some Greek yogurt, then throw out the plastic cup. Later on, you get a salad and a mini-bag of chips, and then you throw away the …

Now IBM’s Watson Tackles Questions That Have No Answers

By Jessica Leber4 minute Read<p>When IBM’s advanced artificial intelligence program Watson beat <i>Jeopardy</i> champion Ken Jennings in 2011, it was an …

How B Corps Might Slay the Dragon of Maximizing Shareholder Return

I absolutely love reading (and throw in writing, for that matter) non-fiction leadership books. Unless there are multiple editions, a book unfortunately runs the risk of potentially missing out on new developments or changes in the landscape since its original publication.<p>Take for example my first …

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Can Benefit Corporations Work?

In recent years, Warby Parker has become the eyeglass-maker of choice for hipsters. In a recent <i>GQ</i> taxonomy of the different varieties of nerd, all but one of the nerds were wearing a pair of Warby Parkers. The company’s approach—selling stylish specs at affordable prices—seems obvious, but, in an …

Why Become a B Corp

The B Corp movement has picked up a lot of speed in the past year and as one of the original 100 B Corps nationwide it's been really exciting to see …

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Stories & Beer Philly: Measuring Positive Impact

Here's What Google Teaches Employees In Its 'Search Inside Yourself' Course

The most popular class — titled "Search Inside Yourself" — regularly has a wait list stretching six months.<p>"I know this sounds melodramatic," a Google employee reported on an after-course examination , "but I really think this course changed my life."<p>The class has been taught at Google since 2007 …

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20 best Android apps and games this week

It’s time for our weekly roundup of the best new Android apps and games to have emerged on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed by the time you read this. (Free + IAP) means in-app purchases are used within the app.<p>Want more apps? Browse …

8 Famous Photographers Worth Following on Instagram

Instagram isn't just for selfies and food porn.<p>For years, the app has helped many people trick their friends into thinking they're good …

It’s 2014, and Android fragmentation is no longer a problem

Let’s be honest: As app developers, we’ve always defended the beauty and polish of iOS(s AAPL) (and have certainly been slapped with the “Apple …

59 Free Twitter Tools and Apps for Marketers

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Twitter is a fascinating adventure of relationships, entertainment, education, and fun. Now imagine layering on a few dozen powerups.<p>That’s how it feels sometimes when you find just the right Twitter tool. And there’s a tool for practically every …

Torsten Lindsø Andersen Creates Vibrant Covers for Jack Kerouac’s Best Novels - The Fox Is Black

“I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted.” – Jack Kerouac<p>Torsten Lindsø Andersen (who’s name is quite …

Google's design guidelines spell the end of days for skeumorphism

<b>Feature:</b> the visual language of glossy glass, brushed metal and soft fabric that informed the first wave of interface design for smartphones and apps …

On The Importance Of Forgetting

The ongoing debate about Europe’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten‘ ruling on search engines has shone a light onto a key pressure point between technology and society. Simply put the ability of digital technology to remember clashes with the human societal need to forgive and forget.<p>Our technology …

Building the Perfect Sandwich Is All About Architecture

BA Foodist Andrew Knowlton has strong opinions on sandwich architecture—here's how he says to build everything from burgers to lobster rolls to bánh mì<p>No one can accuse <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s restaurant and drinks editor <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> of being wishy-washy. The man has some strong opinions about food and …

Know Your DSLR Camera: What Do All the Controls Mean?

If you are a new DSLR owner or if you’re seriously considering moving up from a simpler camera to a DSLR, the very sight of a more complex camera …

Social Design with CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE on the Cloud

As a pioneering innovator, one of the biggest benefits that you can take from the Internet and smart computing is mobility. The freedom to access …