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Silicon Valley Company to Experiment with Basic Incomes

As Switzerland prepares to vote on the adoption of a guaranteed universal basic income, startup accelerator Y Combinator will run a basic-income experiment with families from Oakland, California.

Can A Company Be Green If It Is Damaging Human Health?

Newsweek ranked Coca-Cola as the ninth greenest company in the world, based on practices like pioneering bioplastic bottles. But one has to wonder how Newsweek’s recognition reconciles with the company’s signature soda being “…considered a major contributor to health conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.”

Trump Fumes as PGA Moves Golf Tournament to Mexico

The PGA Tour announced earlier this week that it would move a key tour date, held at a Donald Trump-owned golf resort in Miami since 1962, to the Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City.

The Cocoa Industry’s Road to Sustainability

Even as demand for cocoa climbs, smallholder cocoa farmers often struggle to make ends meet. Taco Terheijden, director of cocoa sustainability for Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, explores how the company is helping farmers increase profits in key cocoa-growing nations like Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

Why the Plagiarism Market Adds to Global Inequality

The connection between plagiarism and overall corruption in society can be made clearly. And increasingly, it is the wealthy and well-connected who benefit while the middle class and poor feel as if they are left behind.

Will Digital Voice Assistants Bring AI to Everyday Life?

Digital voice assistants like Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana bring artificial intelligence into the palm of our hands. And a new AI platform promises software that essentially “writes itself.” Will such developments make our lives easier, or leave humans in the dust?

Can Athletics Change the Perception of Cannabis?

Marijuana use is still an offense within the world of professional sports; just about every professional league or athletics association says cannabis is a no-no under their blanket policies related to drug use. Former NFL player Ricky Williams wants to change that.

National Academy of Sciences Weighs In On Genetically-Engineered Foods

After examining genetically-engineered foods for two years, the National Academy of Sciences released its report. If you were expecting a silver bullet that would put this topic to rest, you may be left wanting. And it did little to pacify proponents or critics of GMO technology.

Strikes in France Threaten Euro 2016, Hit Transport and Energy Sectors

Conflict between labor unions and the French government accelerated last week when workers at refineries walked off their jobs, followed by nuclear power plant employees. The strikes come two weeks before France is set to host one of the world’s most popular global soccer tournaments, the Euro 2016.

3p Weekend: Tiny Houses Made from Recycled Materials

Following the trend of oversized ‘McMansions’ in the 1990s, a growing number of homemakers are shunning unneeded living space in exchange for pint-sized dwellings that house only the essentials.