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The Color of Salmon: How Much Would You Pay for Orange?

The color of food plays a perhaps surprisingly large role in our perceptions of its attractiveness, as well as our expectations of how it will taste. Take salmon, for example. Studies have shown, and salmon prices reflect, our inherent bias and preference for salmon that is orange to reddish in color.

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Women of Color: A Silent Voice in Corporate America

We’ve come a long way, baby — but apparently not far enough when it comes to diversity in corporate America. The stats for women of color are troubling when it comes to holding positions of influence in the country’s largest and most powerful companies.

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Co-Creating Solutions to Get Every Child Learning

Kate James, chief corporate affairs officer at Pearson, talks about the new ‘Every Child Learning’ partnership with Save the Children, which aims to increase educational opportunities for children in emergency contexts and host communities.

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Documentary on China’s Air Pollution Spurs National Debate, Government Censorship

Last week, “Under The Dome,” a biting documentary about China’s air pollution problem went viral in the country, garnering more than 300 million views – the equivalent of more than a fifth of China’s population watching it, according to the Guardian. But on Friday, Chinese video websites deleted the film, under orders from state censors, the New York Times reported.

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DOE Develops Wireless ‘Smart City’ Platform

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Lab have developed a wireless sensor network platform that could revolutionize urban planning, development and management.

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A New Approach to Energy Equity in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new approach to bridge the digital and energy divide is required to enable the convergence of the public and private sectors to maximise resources in a systemic and sustainable fashion at price points that meet the needs of a developing rural society.

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Healthy Corners Program Tackles Urban Food Deserts

The Healthy Corners program distributes fresh produce to small corner stores in ‘food deserts’ that can try selling it at a profit with almost no financial risk. Although the program is poised to have a big impact on D.C., some question whether or not food deserts — or areas lacking grocery stores — really affect residents’ health.