The 2017 European Social Innovation Competition aims to reward startups from across Europe that are working to make the digital economy accessible to all
Emojis are often blamed for destroying our ability to use language, but people have communicated using symbols for centuries. Are they simplifying the way we communicate, or actually adding nuance?
All slaughterhouses in England will have to be fitted with CCTV cameras in a bid to improve animal welfare and enforce laws against cruelty
A lack of hygienic sanitation is a major issue in many parts of the world, but are resource-hungry western style toilets the only option? Not according to the company piloting a loo that's [...]
Jessi Baker, founder of blockchain technology platform Provenance, envisions a future where all physical products have digital histories, allowing people to trace and verify products’ origins, [...]
After years of being castigated for their reluctance to deal with extremism, some of the world’s biggest tech companies have formed a counter-terrorism forum
The O’Neill sisters did not expect the tornado that hit their town in Massachusetts or that recovering from the disaster would change their lives, writes Doyle Rice for USA Today
Autistic adults often experience difficulty in finding work, but IT consultancy and social enterprise Auticon reports a rise in demand for their skills
An increasing number of digital and creative companies are setting up as co-operatives, boosting the UK co-ops scene
Anonymous developers have released an app called Gershad to help young Iranians avoid the Gashte Ershad, known as ‘morality police’, who patrol the country’s streets daily
Invited to speak at a conference in Algiers on women’s empowerment, social entrepreneur Greta Rossi reflects on the issue of gender inequality and invites women and girls around the world to find [...]
With half the world’s population expected to be online by 2019, technology could play an important role in getting people more involved in democracy and politics
A new scheme aims to improve the lives of homeless people while making use of old laptops
Does the performance of the Fairphone 2 match its ethical credentials?
Rather than waiting around to see what happens at the Paris climate talks in December, a group of European creatives got together and came up with some low-tech solutions to the world's [...]
A smart scientific method of voting observation, Quick Count, is being used in Nigeria to weed out corruption ahead of the country’s controversial elections. Aamna Mohdin talks to the group [...]