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Science and Health

Science is fundamentally a collective pursuit of knowledge through open sharing and collaboration over many generations. Advances in health care and wellness also flow from public research and healing traditions that belong to us all. An urgent challenge of out time is finding a better balance between commerce and the commons in these critical areas that profoundly affect everyone.

December 10, 2010

Carbon is Forever

A new video spoofs James Bond to make a serious point about the best way to curb climate change
November 19, 2010

Building a Community with Open Source Technology and a Bit of Elbow Grease

A Missouri group pioneers DIY construction and farm machinery
August 17, 2010

The Power of Open Data

How large-scale sharing and collaboration are helping to solve medical mysteries.
July 30, 2010

Historic Expansion of Human Rights

The UN declares the right to clean drinking water and sanitation
July 26, 2010

The Polar Information Commons

Scientists seek long-term stewardship of polar data and information.
July 23, 2010

Buying Respectability

Pepsi funds a Yale fellowship to study obesity and diabetes.
10 Signs Pointing Us Toward a Commons-based Society
February 28, 2010

10 Signs Pointing Us Toward a Commons-based Society

Streets for people, pirate legislators, health care as a commons & more
Can That Data Be Shared?
February 23, 2010

Can That Data Be Shared?

The Panton Principles seeks to promote "open data" commons in science.