TOPIC: RESEARCH (22)

Columbia Water Center

http://water.columbia.edu/

Our mission is to creatively tackle the issue of global water scarcity through innovations in technology, public policy and private action. Combining the rigor of scientific research with the impact of effective policy, we aim to design reliable, sustainable models of water management and development that can be implemented on local, regional and global levels. 

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Columbia University, Water, Policy, Water Management

23andMe

https://www.23andme.com

23andMe was founded to empower individuals and develop new ways of accelerating research. The members of 23andMe have come together because we believe in the combined potential of genetics and the Internet to have a significant, positive impact.

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Genetic Testing, DNA, 23andMe, Genes, Technology, Internet

Give Well

http://www.givewell.org

GiveWell is an independent, nonprofit charity evaluator. We find outstanding giving opportunities and publish the full details of our analysis to help donors decide where to give.

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Give Well, Nonprofit, Evaluator

Global Footprint Network

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN

Global Footprint Network is an international think tank working to advance sustainability through use of the Ecological Footprint, a resource accounting tool that measures how much nature we have, how much we use and who uses what.
By making ecological limits central to decision-making, we are working to end overshoot and create a society where all people can live well, within the means of one planet.

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Environment, Natural Resources, Ecological Footprint, Sustainability, Global Footprint Network, Nature

Institute for the Future (IFTF)

http://www.iftf.org

Institute for the Future is a non-profit research organization that has been forecasting practical future scenarios for over forty years. IFTF brings people together to make the future—today. Whether you’re a strategic leader in a large organization or a community leader in a struggling neighborhood or a netizen who wants to mobilize global crowds, we have practical tools, research, and programs that turn foresight into the critical new insights that ultimately lead to action.

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Institute For The Future, IFTF, Nonprofit, Research

Zooniverse

https://www.zooniverse.org

The Zooniverse is home to the internet's largest, most popular and most successful citizen science projects. Our current projects are here but plenty more are on the way. If you're new to the Zooniverse, we suggest picking a project and diving in - the same account will get you into all of our projects, and you can keep track of what you've contributed by watching 'My Zooniverse'.

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Planet Four, Science, Zooniverse, Citizen Projects, Discovery, Research

Greater Good Science Center

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu

Founded by acclaimed social psychologist Dacher Keltner in 2001, the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) is at the forefront of the movement to explore the roots of happiness, compassion, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior – the science of a meaningful life. We sponsor groundbreaking research into social and emotional well-being and also help people apply this research to their own lives by disseminating it through our web-based magazine, live events, and workshops.

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Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley, Science, Happiness, GGSC