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Can we crowdfund gun control?

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Can we crowdfund gun control?

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Crowdfunding is a popular way these days to, for instance, make your new album, launch a new tech product or develop a hoodie that lasts for 10 years. Now, one new group is using it to finance something else entirely ...

Spain sees rise in discount dining

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Spain sees rise in discount dining

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BARCELONA — Spain is known for three-hour, Michelin-starred meals with bottles of vino, often accompanied by the sounds of live flamenco. While the luxury and tourism industries are still flourishing with expats, the ...

Palestinian town appoints teen as mayor

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Palestinian town appoints teen as mayor

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Some students practice politics in Model U.N. or student council. When it comes to the West Bank city of Allar, however, students aren’t practicing — they’re running the show. Bashaer Othman, a 15-year-old studen...

Urban beekeeping keeps cities healthy

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Urban beekeeping keeps cities healthy

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“We need bees for the future of our cities and urban living,” Noah Wilson-Rich said at TEDxBoston. Wilson-Rich completed his Ph.D. in honeybee health in 2005. In 2006, honeybees started disappearing. “We don’t e...

‘Solar trees’ shine on Mexico City

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‘Solar trees’ shine on Mexico City

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MEXICO CITY — “Solar trees” have sprouted in Mexico City’s historic district. Three solar-powered lampposts shaped like towering palms are illuminating a pedestrian street downtown, thanks to the technology of a ...