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Today’s Solutions: June 25, 2024

Discovery of alien life

Pollution might help detect alien life

Last year, the long-awaited James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) finally blasted off from Earth. It has since reached its final position and turned on its super high-tech cold camera. Scientists hope to carry out a wide range of missions on this incredible piece of machinery, with the end goal of Read More...

A plant audience in a theatre.

Opera house performs first post-lockdown concert for an all-plant audience

In June 2020, Barcelona’s Liceu Opera House emerged from its lockdown-induced siesta by throwing a concert to a rather unusual audience. The attendees did not need masks or gloves in the middle of the pandemic, nor did they be required to follow physical distancing rules. However, they did Read More...

Does prison architecture have

Does prison architecture have to be cruel? This prison shows us it doesn’t

How should a prison be designed? Should it purposefully be designed to punish inmates using uninviting materials such as steel and concrete, or should it be a place that invites criminals to rehabilitate themselves? While most prisons around the world are designed in a way that aligns with the Read More...

This global experiment with

This global experiment with ‘lost’ wallets will restore your faith in humanity

Let’s say you lost your wallet on the street and a random stranger picked it up. Do you believe you have any chance of getting your wallet back with its contents still inside it, or would you think your wallet is a goner? According to a new global study, you have reason to have faith in humanity Read More...

These “impossible” success

These “impossible” success stories prove humanity is making great strides

In the midst of government shutdowns, injustice at the border, and continuing environmental problems, quite a few victories for goodness and progress have occurred in the last year. For example, the country of Niger has reportedly seen the growth of 200 million trees in the past three decades, Read More...

Care and Connection to Earth and Environment

Climate Change: A Crisis of Human Belonging and Connection

In our ongoing search for solutions and indications of progress, we come across many opportunities and possibilities. We are much inspired by the creative forces around the world that persevere to serve humankind and the environment in the best possible way. We see many possibilities to make Read More...

What is the value of a signatu

What is the value of a signature?

I have previously offered reasons why you should sign the International Bill of Rights, this time I'd like to address the question: "If I sign what good will it do?" First, it will show you are a leader. The vast majority of signatures for IBOR will be after it has gained some traction and become Read More...