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New approaches to social change

 
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An Incubator for Labor

Through the Workers Lab, union leaders aim to nurture “audacious ideas” that might reinvent the US labor movement.

 
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The Barber Will See You Now

Researchers are exploring an unlikely venue for serving the critical health needs of African-American men.

 

Leveling the Internship Field

In Boston, a new program will give low-income college students an alternative to toiling as unpaid interns.

 

Data Game

To leverage data science for social good, one company is working to foster a bit of healthy competition.

 

Airport Buzz

Amid landing strips and airline terminals, threatened bee species are finding a much-needed new habitat.

 

Scrappy Solutions

A new regulation in Massachusetts aims to direct food waste away from landfills and toward more productive uses.

 

Circulating the Internet

At two big-city libraries, patrons can check out a new approach to accessing a wide range of digital technology.

 

Taking Flight for Conservation

Despite their somewhat ominous reputation, drones are proving to have a wide range of beneficial applications.

 
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When the “Doves” Fly

A Silicon Valley start-up that operates earth-orbiting imaging satellites is making them available to social innovators.

 

Cultivating a Neglected Field

Seven lending organizations are teaming up to meet the large-scale needs of smallholder farms in the developing world.