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Sextech Rises to Coronavirus Challenge As Homebound Users Seek Intimacy, Companionship

The growing market for sextech products that help users deal with all things intimate may emerge from the coronavirus crisis stronger than...

Plastic is Cheap, Efficient, Polluting — And Here to Stay

TAKEAWAY: Plastic is an unprecedented environmental problem and a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Yet not...

Bright Spot: Telemedicine Startups See Surge in Demand as Coronavirus Spread...

Telemedicine companies seeing call volumes surge as the coronavirus cuts person-to-person contact and doctors’ offices close.While U.S. equities have plummeted as coronavirus...

Coronavirus Market Selloff Tests Robo-Advisors as Financial Advisors Field Client Calls

As AI disrupts the financial industry, the current stock selloff is testing assumptions about the industry’s future and showing the need for...

Land Banking: Steward’s Dan Miller Thinks Small Farms Are the Green...

Andy Chae grew up skateboarding through deserted lots in a down-at-its-heels Detroit in the early 2000s. Now he tends tomatoes and salad...

Renewables at Inflection? Wind, Solar Generating More Electricity Than Ever While...

Surge in wind and solar energy output raising possibility renewables may be able to meet the world’s growing demand for electricityThe use...

Solar Energy Mandate May be Casualty of California’s Battle Against Homelessness

California regulators, eyeing rising home prices, eased off on the state’s pioneering requirement for new homes to have expensive solar panels, a...

Washington, Other States Move Against ‘Forever’ Chemicals as Startups See Opening...

Non-stick coatings seem to be anything but — they stick around so tenaciously that the ingredients used to make them are dubbed...

A Different Social Impact: Dave’s Killer Bread, Others See Hiring Felons...

Key Takeaway: A tight labor market and shifting cultural norms are leading more businesses to consider hiring...

Living by the River: How The Clash’s Doomsday Anthem ‘London Calling’...

Ice age, meltdown, flooding. When the world’s most famous punk band rocked out on the Thames on a wet December night in...

Tear ‘Em Down: Neighborhoods Become Swampland As States Face Climate Risks,...

Key Takeaway: New Jersey is one of several states that, as world...

AI-Powered Robot Friends Aim to Help Users Cope with Loneliness, Mental...

Sam sends a message to his friend every morning asking how she feels that day, followed by a smiley emoji. He reminds...

Fast Fashion, Textiles, Seen Wreaking Environmental Havoc, While Opportunities for Startups...

As governments, startups and activists wrestle with Sargasso Seas of floating shopping bags, disposable water bottles and plastic packaging, a new front...

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in the New Year

Key Takeaway: Several startups that launched in the last year are using technology to make it simpler...

Top 10 Impact Investing Trends for 2020

Key Takeaway: We enter the new decade full of promise for innovation and discoveries in healthcare, financial services and clean energy. Here...

Not Done Yet: Still Work to Do on Gender Parity in...

TAKEAWAY: While we may be lulled into thinking that an age of gender parity is upon us,...

As Wind Turbines Age, Recycling Blades Poses a Problem

Hundreds of thousands of wind turbines spin out electrical power in the U.S. and around the world, and as demand for wind...

Space Tomatoes and Air-Based Meat: Startups Looking to Conquer Agriculture Off...

A growing number of startups are working on developing agriculture technology that may feed people in space while helping protect the environment. 

Global Quest for ‘Green’ Concrete Goes On, As Researchers Ask if...

Key Takeaway: As the global demand for concrete rises, a sustainable, environmentally sound solution is still decades...

The Promise and Limits of SDGs as Guidelines for the Impact...

When every government in the world and a kaleidoscope of private stakeholders negotiated the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, they had no...

Genius or Mad Scientist? Epstein-Backed Harvard Researcher Wants to Bring Mammoths...

Key Takeaway: Even though his research opens up a variety of ethical...

‘Crucible for Innovation’: Why Jack Dorsey Is Planning on Spending Quality...

When Jack Dorsey, CEO of social media giant Twitter and mobile payments company Square, announced he’ll be spending up to half a...

Anti-Facebook: New Social Media Platforms Lure Disenchanted Users With Quality Content,...

Key Takeaway: Facebook’s public scrutiny creates a window of opportunity for the...

Risk Management Takes New Sense of Urgency as Climate-Driven Disasters Boost...

The number of natural disasters has been increasing for decades, but lately, driven by climate change, managing that risk has become a...

How Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Fix Science

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s embattled co-founder and CEO, isn’t just interested in creating the biggest ad machine and political platform in history. He...

How the Private Sector Became a Major Player in the Space...

Vice President Mike Pence may have promised to make America’s space program “great again” and to make sure Americans were the next...

Mursla Wants to Be the First Company to Sell Quantum Biology...

A recent number of studies and funding rounds offered a glimpse into what the new wave of quantum biology research may offer...

Electrifying Africa: Is the $450 Billion Challenge Too Big For Startups...

Even as startup investment in Africa continues to grow — more than $700 million in venture capital is expected to flow in...

The Mission to Monetize Trash: How Plastic Bank Is Aiming to...

Key Takeaway: Entrepreneur David Katz is on a mission to wipe out...

HSBC, RBS Plan Digital Platforms to Compete with Fintechs

Key Takeaway: Large banks in the U.K. recognize the impact of digital...
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