Team Performance in Long-Duration Space Exploration
Development

Team Performance in Long-Duration Space Exploration

NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir collect research samples in the International Space Station for analysis. Credit: NASA. (Apr. 5, 2020)2020 has been an important year for space exploration, amongst other things. Space missions of a startling variety and ambition are scheduled for launch this year. Indeed, space
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GRC Project Spotlight: Arc Thrift Stores
Project Spotlights

GRC Project Spotlight: Arc Thrift Stores

Credit: Arc Thrift Stores.This article is part of a series called GRC Project Spotlights, where GRC project team members illustrate their experience on a GRC project, the skills they leveraged from their
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GRC Project Spotlight: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Project Spotlights

GRC Project Spotlight: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Credit: JDRF.This article is part of a series called GRC Project Spotlights, where GRC project team members illustrate their experience on a GRC project, the skills they leveraged from their experience, and
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The Race to the COVID-19 Vaccine
Global Health

The Race to the COVID-19 Vaccine

A volunteer receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine candidate as part of a portion of the global Phase 2/3 study. This is the first human clinical trial in South Africa. Credit: Reuters. (June 24,
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Corporate Social Responsibility: The Two Extremes
Development

Corporate Social Responsibility: The Two Extremes

In 2015, the UN adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) which clearly outline the world we want. Fast forward five years later, certain companies in the American corporate world are aligning themselves with these SDG’s by leading efforts of their own.
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Switzerland as a Guide for Environmental Policy
Sustainability

Switzerland as a Guide for Environmental Policy

For decades Switzerland has consistently been ranked among the best of other OECD countries for its policies towards the environment; most recently, it ranked 1 out of 180 countries in Yale’s Environmental Performance Index (EPI), that measures environmental health and ecosystem vitality.
How Pharmaceuticals Are Damaging the Environment
Global Health

How Pharmaceuticals Are Damaging the Environment

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest and most lucrative industries in the world, valued at over $1.2 trillion globally. Almost 50% of Americans take prescription drugs, and that number is steadily climbing. Drug abuse, especially of synthetic drugs, is also at an all-time high.
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How Technology is Improving Access to Quality High School Education in South Africa
Education

How Technology is Improving Access to Quality High School Education in South Africa

South Africa’s education system is one that is plagued by a lack of resources and access to quality teaching which can be attributed to apartheid and governmental mismanagement since. The integration of technology in the classroom, however, is serving as a tool for change and improvement.
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The Water Crisis in Qatar
Development

The Water Crisis in Qatar

From winning the 2022 World cup bid, to becoming the target of an extensive political and economic embargo led by the Saudi elite and their allies in the Emirates and Egypt, the tiny sheikhdom in the Gulf has made news headlines many times.
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The Fitness Divide
Leisure

The Fitness Divide

Within the past year alone, the for-profit health-club industry amassed almost $32 billion in profits, growing almost 8% compared to previous years. Health and fitness have undoubtedly emerged as trends that parallel stereotypes of American success and ideals.
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Shaping the World…Without Women?
Inclusion and Diversity

Shaping the World…Without Women?

Despite composing a whopping seventy-five percent of the nonprofit workforce, women only occupy twenty-one percent of leadership roles in large nonprofits (those with budgets in excess of $25 million). Indeed, the bigger the nonprofit, the bigger the gap.
GMOs Changing the Way Communities See Food
Food Systems

GMOs Changing the Way Communities See Food

Given current trends, the global population is expected to reach an estimated nine billion people by 2050. While this raises a whole host of questions that affect the medical and scientific industries, one of the most important impacts has been on the agricultural sector.
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From Open Skies to Big Data: The Next Force for Creative Destruction in the Airline Industry
Technology

From Open Skies to Big Data: The Next Force for Creative Destruction in the Airline Industry

Leveraging big data is the next key goal for airlines as greater understanding of clients’ needs and requests from dietary requirements to entertainment preferences allows for greater customization and better practice of second-degree price discrimination.
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Transforming Cities for Sustainability
Sustainability

Transforming Cities for Sustainability

Photo Link: The Future Depends on Sustainable Cities Majority-wise cities have become synonymous with being overpopulated, cramped, noisy, crime-ridden, and polluted. Approximately 70% of global carbon emissions currently originate from cities themselves, and
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Fostering entrepreneurial spirit and innovation in post-genocide Rwanda
Development

Fostering entrepreneurial spirit and innovation in post-genocide Rwanda

In the 25 years since their devastating genocide, the Rwandan government 's innovative strategies have helped to redefine the nature of business on the African continent.
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Hospitals Vanishing from Rural America
Global Health

Hospitals Vanishing from Rural America

The increasing rate of rural hospitals closures is negatively impacting the health of rural Americans and the economy of rural communities.
Fashion Emissions: Fashion Industry’s Environmental Costs
Sustainability

Fashion Emissions: Fashion Industry’s Environmental Costs

The global fashion industry is having a catastrophic impact on the environment. This industry is the cause of significant carbon emissions, water pollution, natural resource depletion, and enormous waste generation. In fact, according
Challenges and Benefits of GMOs in the Fight Against the Global Food Shortage Crisis
Sustainability

Challenges and Benefits of GMOs in the Fight Against the Global Food Shortage Crisis

How we can utilize genetically-engineered crops to solve the world hunger crisis
Behavior Change During 2014 Ebola Outbreak: Lessons Moving Forward
Global Health

Behavior Change During 2014 Ebola Outbreak: Lessons Moving Forward

Outbreak Control In any public health emergency dealing with an infectious disease, our ability to control an outbreak is critically tied to our ability to implement significant behavior changes. During the 2014 outbreak
How Artificial Intelligence Systems Can Transform Disease Control and Global Health in the Coming Decade.
Global Health

How Artificial Intelligence Systems Can Transform Disease Control and Global Health in the Coming Decade.

In light of the recent Coronavirus outbreak, public health officials are realizing future potential artificial intelligence systems to help with monitoring and diagnostic measures. Companies such as Google, Babylon Health are diving into this emerging market.
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Sustainably Reducing Medical Waste and Plastic Pollution
Sustainability

Sustainably Reducing Medical Waste and Plastic Pollution

A global economy and scientific advancements would be impossible without plastic. A primary product of petroleum refining, plastic is integrally linked to numerous global supply and production chains. Plastic is especially important in
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Cambodia as an example of educational disparities in developing countries
Development

Cambodia as an example of educational disparities in developing countries

Even though the right to education has been recognized as one of the primary human rights, it still remains inaccessible for millions of children around the world. According to the UNESCO Institute for
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How a Post-Brexit Trade Deal Between the US and the UK Could Affect Climate Change Commitments
Sustainability

How a Post-Brexit Trade Deal Between the US and the UK Could Affect Climate Change Commitments

With the UK having finally left the European Union on the 31st of January 2020, the door is now open for Boris Johnson and his cabinet to strike independent trade deals with other