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In this section, you'll see inspiring stories and news about examples of local development, human rights, ethics and safety, health, and the environment.

Affective sustainability reiterates responsibility in design

Affective sustainability reiterates responsibility in design

Planning of new products should take into consideration the origin of raw material, its lifespan, reuse of materials and proper disposal - in addition to taking note of the product role and [...]

Scientists create heart using 3D printer

Scientists create heart using 3D printer

A team of scientists at Tel Aviv University (TAU, in Israel) made a breakthrough. At the Institution’s molecular biology and biotechnology laboratory, they created the first full vascularized [...]

Brazilian Mato Grosso indians win UN prize for production system

Brazilian Mato Grosso indians win UN prize for production system

The Indigenous Association Kĩsêdjê (AIK), which represents the indigenous ethnicity carrying the same name, located in Querência, Xingu region, in the state of Mato Grosso, was one of the Equator [...]

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Future at work: more diversity and fewer hours

Future at work: more diversity and fewer hours

Comprehensive research carried out by consultancy firm McKinsey in 2017 shows that diversity is a highly valuable asset to companies. According to the survey, companies with gender [...]

The four leading dangers in the workplace

The four leading dangers in the workplace

In the global ranking of accidents in the work environment, Brazil appears in the fourth position. An accident occurs every 48 seconds nationwide and, every 3h38, a Brazilian worker lost their [...]

MC Soffia’s bluevision

MC Soffia’s bluevision

At the age of 15, Soffia Gomes da Rocha Gregório Correia already has an incredible history: she collects awards as an artist, has millions of fans and even sang at the Rio de Janeiro-2016 Olympic [...]

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Frontiers: “I forgive men’s inappropriate behavior,” says Millet

Frontiers: “I forgive men’s inappropriate behavior,” says Millet

French art critic Catherine Millet believes there’s an “unstoppable primitive impulse” that makes men behave the way they do. She questions the #MeToo movement and calls it authoritarian and violent

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Scientists create heart using 3D printer

Scientists create heart using 3D printer

A team of scientists at Tel Aviv University (TAU, in Israel) made a breakthrough. At the Institution’s molecular biology and biotechnology laboratory, they created the first full vascularized [...]

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Lala Deheinzelin: “The future demands adaptation to new economies”

Lala Deheinzelin: “The future demands adaptation to new economies”

One of the most important Brazilian future-minded scholars, Lala Deheinzelin highlights the importance of creative, shared and collaborative economies designing and building a more sustainable future

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The role of affirmative action regarding diversity in institution

The role of affirmative action regarding diversity in institution

Setting forth policies that ensure diversity in access to education, policy, and the job market is the government’s responsibility. Here’s how affirmative action improves inclusion

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Family agriculture: this is how 70% of your food is produced

Family agriculture: this is how 70% of your food is produced

Between 70% and 80% of all food produced in Brazil and the whole world comes from smallholder farmers. Learn how microcredit and organic production help making family agriculture a sustainable [...]

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What is burnout syndrome – the “chronic workplace stress”?

What is burnout syndrome – the “chronic workplace stress”?

The World Health Organization (WHO) included burnout syndrome in its International Classification of Diseases – 11th Revision (ICD-11). Although it hasn’t been classified as a disease, but [...]

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The biggest Archeological Brazilian Park will host the Nature Museum

The biggest Archeological Brazilian Park will host the Nature Museum

The National Park of Serra da Capivara, in Piauí, which clusters over 800 archaeological sites with human trace of possibly 50,000 years, hosts the new museum in December

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Artist brings Greenlands’ frozen fjord to London; understand how

Artist brings Greenlands’ frozen fjord to London; understand how

Approximately 45 tons of ice were shipped in 30 large blocks to create the “Ice Watch London”; the purpose is to bring the effects of climate change to the world

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Accessibility at work: not just ramps and elevators

Accessibility at work: not just ramps and elevators

The inclusion of disabled people in the working environment has two main aspects. One of them is the legal one: Act 8213/91, known as the statute of affirmative actions for disabled people in [...]

What is burnout syndrome – the “chronic workplace stress”?

What is burnout syndrome – the “chronic workplace stress”?

The World Health Organization (WHO) included burnout syndrome in its International Classification of Diseases – 11th Revision (ICD-11). Although it hasn’t been classified as a disease, but [...]

Meet Greta Thunberg: 16-year-old activist and Nobel Prize nominee

Meet Greta Thunberg: 16-year-old activist and Nobel Prize nominee

Since August 2018, still at age 15, , every Friday Greta Thunberg skips school to strike in front of the Swedish parliament building in Stockholm. She arrives at 8am in front of the Rksdag [...]

Accessibility at work: not just ramps and elevators

Accessibility at work: not just ramps and elevators

The inclusion of disabled people in the working environment has two main aspects. One of them is the legal one: Act 8213/91, known as the statute of affirmative actions for disabled people in [...]

Research: children connected to nature grow up mentally healthier

Research: children connected to nature grow up mentally healthier

Research developed by Aarhus University (Denmark) and published in the scientific journal PNAS says that there’s a direct relationship between being around nature and good mental health. The [...]

Márcia Rocha: ‘success for trans people improves the creation of opportunities’

Márcia Rocha: ‘success for trans people improves the creation of opportunities’

By the time she graduated at PUC-SP and built a thriving career making business in the real estate market, Márcia Rocha presented herself to the world as a cisgender man married to a woman. [...]

Stem cell treatment achieves HIV cure for the second time

Stem cell treatment achieves HIV cure for the second time

For the second time, an HIV patient got rid of the virus. A stem cell transplant removed the virus from the human body in a stable manner 12 years after the first successful application. The [...]

Artist brings Greenlands’ frozen fjord to London; understand how

Artist brings Greenlands’ frozen fjord to London; understand how

Approximately 45 tons of ice were shipped in 30 large blocks to create the “Ice Watch London”; the purpose is to bring the effects of climate change to the world

Diversity in Congress: who won in Brazil’s elections

Diversity in Congress: who won in Brazil’s elections

Despite the high rate of renewal in the Chamber and Senate, the diversity of the elected for the Brazilian Congress doesn’t match its distribution by ethnicity, age and gender of the population [...]

The role of affirmative action regarding diversity in institution

The role of affirmative action regarding diversity in institution

Setting forth policies that ensure diversity in access to education, policy, and the job market is the government’s responsibility. Here’s how affirmative action improves inclusion

For the first time, over 50% of the world is online

For the first time, over 50% of the world is online

According to the UN, 2019 begins with more than half of the world online. Internet access is more present in Europe and on the American Continent. However, in the past decade, it's been spreading [...]

Why it’s pointless to say women should earn less than men

Why it’s pointless to say women should earn less than men

Women study more, work more and earn less. Have you ever wondered why this happens? Find out more on gender wage gaps and their reasons

Dieter Rams: “thoughtless design for thoughtless consumption is over”

Dieter Rams: “thoughtless design for thoughtless consumption is over”

A recently released documentary about the life and career of the most influent product designer of the 20th century presents Dieter Rams’ vision on design and sustainability