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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.

The Story of Cap & Trade
December 3, 2009

The Story of Cap & Trade

Hard-Wired to Cooperate
December 1, 2009

Hard-Wired to Cooperate

Humans are naturally inclined to cooperate and create social norms, the foundation for building commons.
Telepathology as a Commons
October 7, 2009

Telepathology as a Commons

An ingenious plan to share life-saving medical expertise.
The Health Care Crisis Few of Us Recognize
September 26, 2009

The Health Care Crisis Few of Us Recognize

How an Unhealthy Obsession with Economic Growth Makes Us Sick
Deadly Medical Monopolies
July 22, 2009

Deadly Medical Monopolies

Gene patents stifle research, inflate prices, and prevent people from getting treatment.
Science Commons, the Video
December 15, 2008

Science Commons, the Video

Jesse Dylan produces video-primers explaining Science Commons and Creative Commons
The Rich Are Hogging Our Common Inheritance
December 14, 2008

The Rich Are Hogging Our Common Inheritance

And how we can take it back.
The Drive to Commodify Nature
December 3, 2008

The Drive to Commodify Nature

The life sciences industries and their alarming vision of "synthetic biology."
October 7, 2008

Ernest J.P. Muhly

Treating Health Care as a Commons
October 7, 2008

Treating Health Care as a Commons

Two physicians explain how the commons could be used to improve medical care.