• The Idler The English journalist Tom Hodgkinson discusses the financial crisis, beer, and the beauty of the ukelele Tom Hodgkinson's books sometimes end up in bookstores' self-help sections. That would make How to Be Idle and The Freedom Manifesto the only books to advocate dropping out of consumer society, ditching..
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  • All the World’s a Laboratory Three long-term science projects that could change everything we know about science. Albert Einstein called scientific discovery "a continual flight from wonder." Today, the path from wonder has an expensive toll. We've solved the basics-gravity, relativity, DNA-but our new queries require greater collaboration,..
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  • 2009 List: Into the Unknown Seven advancements in science that will move the world forward in 2009. 1 Malaria Vaccine  The world will get one step closer to a malaria vaccine, which will ultimately protect and save hundreds of millions of people. GlaxoSmithKline's patented formula, which seems to cut the risk of malaria in half,..
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  • 2009 List: Patent Pending Seven technologies that will change our lives more than the new iPhone. 1 Open-Source Cell phones  The open-source movement has come to the cell phone with the launch of Google's new Android operating system. It's great for gadget lovers, but even better for the millions of users in the developing world..
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  • 2009 List: Buy This Way Eight ways people are shirking good old-fashioned capitalism. 1 Getting Free Stuff Online  Through Freecycle, more than 6 million people have come together with a single purpose-to give and get free stuff. There are 3,500 groups in 70 countries, from Botswana to Qatar, exchanging all manner of things-a..
  • The Future of Buying and Selling Rob Kalin, founder of Etsy, on the future of buying and selling. There is a new level of transparency that is expected of companies, and heightened awareness about conscientious consumption. People want to know where their products come from, but most things are produced without any kind of accountability..
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  • Air Supply If you believe the future of energy is offshore drilling, think again. It took us more than 20 years to accumulate our first 10,000 megawatts of wind power; it took just two to produce the next 10,000. Now, five U.S. offshore wind farms are racing for first place in the effort to put turbines in the..
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  • 2009 List: Global Health How the four biggest disease-eradication efforts will make progress in 2009. 1 The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization Between 2000 and 2008, the Global Alliance, which is partially funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, averted a cumulative 3.4 million future deaths from yellow..
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