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Home Is Where the Noise Is

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Scientists are serenading fish with friendly sounds, and coral reefs are reaping the benefits.

How Brooklyn’s Library Gets Back Books Without Fines

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The library partnered with behavioral scientists to help people return their books on time.

The Computer Designed to Last

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Repairable, upgradable computers are here, and could make your next laptop something you own for a very long time.

U.S. Homebuyers Could Soon Get Help with the Down Payment

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The social spending bill includes funding — proven to work in other countries — that would help millions buy their first home.

Tulsa’s $10,000 Offer to Remote Workers Is Paying Off

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Some 1,200 workers have moved to the city, and it looks like most plan to stay.

France Is Freeing Fruit and Veg from Its Plastic Prison

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Under a new law, a large portion of the country’s produce will no longer be sold in single-use plastic containers.

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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.

Doing the Right Thing is Good Business

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These days, fossil fuels look like a shakier investment than ever. As more investors decide the smart money is on clean energy, a tipping point appears near.

For a Dramatic Covid Recovery, Doctors Prescribe Opera Lessons

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The English National Opera has partnered with a hospital to turn lung recovery exercises into song.

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France Is Freeing Fruit and Veg from Its Plastic Prison

4 min read

Under a new law, a large portion of the country’s produce will no longer be sold in single-use plastic containers.

Milan Is Winning the Fight Against Food Waste

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The city’s groundbreaking “zero waste” strategy aims to leave no meal behind.

The Anti-Displacement Repair Team of Portland

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By fixing up homes in Black neighborhoods, one group is slowing down harmful gentrification and keeping communities intact.

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