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France’s High-Speed Hospital

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In this week’s news briefing: Governments help companies pay their workers, France uses its bullet train for high-speed triage and Indigenous graduation rates soar.

Growing a Generation of Young Authors

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Not yet old enough to vote, a new vanguard of teen writers is nonetheless fixing the publishing industry’s representation problem.

The World Is Changing — So Can We

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The pandemic is revealing the many ways our lives intersect. Is this an opportunity for us to reimagine what we can be?

Can Facebook Predict Coronavirus Spikes?

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In this week’s news briefing: social media data is tracking COVID-19 and schools begin to open with anti-viral measures in place.

Why Hospitals Are Building Housing

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As people’s homes become bulwarks against the pandemic, funding for health care is being spent on housing. Maybe they were the same thing all along.

The Pandemic Will Be Livestreamed

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The coronavirus is creating an explosion of quarantined online performance that is unscripted, unshowered and surprisingly uplifting.

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A Balm to Heal Strip-Mined Mountaintops

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In this week’s news briefing: the strafed summits of Kentucky find a grizzled savior and an underground turbine keeps the lights on in Halifax.

A More Sensitive Supermarket

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In this week’s news briefing: simulating disability in a retail environment, turning down take-away plastics and tidying up the ocean floor.

Abandoned Coal Plants Are a Huge Opportunity

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They’re cavernous, solidly built and often on prime urban land. Now, they’re being reborn as everything from charter schools to solar farms.

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The World Is Changing — So Can We

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The pandemic is revealing the many ways our lives intersect. Is this an opportunity for us to reimagine what we can be?

Spain’s Happy Little Carless City

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Pontevedra, once choked with cars, is a laboratory for how smaller cities can implement a few simple tricks to reduce driving dramatically.

The Coronavirus-Proof Nation

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Taiwan has built a pragmatic, solutions-oriented society where democracy is expected to deliver results. Amid the pandemic, it’s paying off.