Science & Technology, General/Other News
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In a new research, "likes" on Facebook take on a new form of civic engagement and humanitarian support.
According to the research team, "The majority of the respondents believe such likes help...more
CauseArtist, the news site that features people and products that are creating social good around the world, highlights 11 social innovators that utilize technology to improve and strengthen...more
Talkspace, a startup that offers affordable anonymous mental health therapy through mobile texting and the Internet, has garnered $2.5 million in funds to expand its services.
The funding came...more
Is civil society developing faster because of new technology? In this case, integration of new technologies and using them can help civil societies take a main role in tackling issues or challenges...more
Google has announced that it will be extending its Giving Through Glass initiative that the company has launched last October.
The initiative aims to place its wearable computing technology,...more
Youth Count!, an interagency initiative that develops strategies for counting unaccompanied homeless youth, addresses unaccompanied youth as a "hidden problem".
Policymakers focused on the issue...more
Mikhail Stepanskiy, a 33-year-old social entrepreneur raised in Kiev, launched a kid's app that teaches about forgiveness.
The app was launched just days before the tumultuous day of violent...more
The Grameen Foundation, the charitable arm of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning microfinance organization and community development Grameen Bank founded by Muhammad Yunus, delivers solutions through six...more
According to a new University of Michigan research, texting may be good for your health and may reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes.
A Txt4health program launched in Detroit and Cincinnati is an...more
An article published in the November issue of BioScience, "Mapping the Design Process for Urban Ecology Researchers," documents how ecologists can perform hypothesis-driven research from the...more