All in brief

5 Things to Know Today: March 7, 2017

The “Robot Lawyer” is at it again, this time helping refugees claim asylum in North America. Speaking of bots, Lawrence Summers said Bill Gates' idea to tax robots is “extremely misguided.” Meanwhile, a stunning new pavilion concept gets its design inspiration from bones and its execution from 3D printing. 

5 Things to Know Today: March 6, 2017

In case you missed it, the NRDC is gearing up for a legal battle against Trump, the International Women's Day strike has a fascinating reason for wanting participants to wear red, and there's a new four-legged robot that can navigate almost any terrain. 

Friday Good News Roundup: March 3, 2017

Happy Friday! If you want something to make you smile, check out what George W. Bush says about his friendship with Michelle Obama. Also, there’s a new lemur facial recognition device to satisfy all of your cute goals for the weekend, and kids open up about how they REALLY feel about the American Girl’s new boy doll in an enlightening video. 

5 Things to Know Today: March 1, 2017

In case you were too busy planning your March Madness brackets to check the news, you should know that a video surfaced earlier this week that showed Shell knew about the risks of climate change for years. Meanwhile, one of the largest coal plants in the United States is shutting down 25 years ahead of schedule, and space satellites have huge issues with litter in space. 

5 Things to Know Today: February 27, 2017

Happy Monday! Here’s what you need to know today: Walmart is committed to hitting their emissions goal, despite the new administration, the video game industry is lobbying against your right to repair electronics, and a new study found that if you’re feel dumber sitting in your office than you do at home, it’s not you, it’s bad air quality. 

Friday Good News Roundup: February 24, 2017

Amid all of the crazy headlines we've seen this week, you may have missed some good news. For example, three new Tesla "gigafactories" are being planned, a farm is integrating AI for some pretty cool results, and if you want to visit every country in the world, a record-breaking 20-something shares her tips on how to save. In more global news, if you hate 30-second, un-skippable ads, your YouTube experience is going to get a whole lot better. 

5 Things to Know Today: February 23, 2017

News today includes a new social enterprise called Good Spread that’s helping people affected by the famine in South Sudan. Speaking of famine, scientists are trying out new vegetables that can be grown in any weather condition. Also, farms are going solar as electricity prices skyrocket. 

5 Things to Know Today: February 21, 2017

If you decided to unplug over the long weekend, you might have missed that lawmakers are racing to legalize weed in their states in order to unlock the cash crop’s potential. Meanwhile, “big data” could make it easier to save the world and Emma Watson started a new Instagram account that focuses on ethical fashion. 

5 Things to Know Today: February 16, 2017

In case you missed it, scientists want to install a giant air conditioner in the arctic to refreeze the ice. In more relatable news, Facebook released their new jobs feature, and a new bill in California is trying to let home cooks get in on the prepared food economy. 

5 Things to Know Today: February 15, 2017

In case you missed it, there’s a mesmerizing slideshow that shows how industry is affecting the environment and it’s both beautiful and terrifying. Also, Warren Buffett just dumped Walmart, and a social enterprise wants to make a dent in the $1.6 billion American school teachers spend each year buying supplies for their students.

5 Things to Know Today: Valentine's Day, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day! Don’t forget to give your favorite people extra love today, but also you should know about the "love insurance" policies that are a thing in China, the letter Bill and Melinda Gates sent to Warren Buffett (no, it wasn't a love note), and the weird history of Valentine's Day that makes 50 Shades Darker look like Love, Actually

5 Things to Know Today: February 13, 2017

In case you missed it, Nike released a powerful ad during Black History Month (+ video), and a Los Angeles non-profit is getting into the recycling business with a nearly totally untapped workforce. Planes and hospitals are huge polluters, but both industries are getting serious about change, and a new report claims India could ditch coal completely.

Friday Good News Roundup: February 10, 2017

This Good News Roundup is for the environmentally conscious human that hates paying utility bills. The good news is, you don't have to! Or, at least there's a totally legal way around it, and it's not a bad option. Also, Lush Cosmetics is keeping farmers in Japan afloat during tough times, and if you hate your job, there's an awesome opportunity you're not going to believe is real.