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Future Perfect

Finding the best ways to do good. Made possible by The Rockefeller Foundation.

Everyone wants to “teach a man to fish.” But skills training alone doesn’t help the world’s poor.

Future Perfect, explained

How to be a better carnivore

How to save lives when Congress refuses to pass gun control

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Criminal profiling doesn’t work. TV shows should maybe stop celebrating it.

Deadly wildfires are still threatening Northern and Southern California

I'm a woman who fought wildfires for 7 years. Climate change is absolutely making them worse.

How a $50-a-year nutrition program cut domestic violence in Bangladesh

US climate politics just got even more polarized. Here’s how Democrats can move forward.

Fossil fuel money crushed clean energy ballot initiatives across the country

Why do people hate vegans so much?

Democratic wins in these 9 states will have seismic policy consequences

This is the most important moral question about self-driving cars

Human history, in one chart

Trump has eroded important democratic institutions. Will Democratic wins change that?

Governors could drive the next wave of climate change action

California and Florida both pass animal welfare laws by a landslide

How to rethink our borders

The 2018 campaign revealed the true fissure in American democracy

The 2018 election is a referendum on American democracy

California and Florida voters could change the lives of millions of animals

Want less poverty in the world? Empower women.

This group is helping voters make sense of which candidates take climate change seriously

Why Elon Musk fears artificial intelligence

Sit in a circle. Talk to other pregnant women. Save your baby’s life?

Tesla’s CEO thinks he’ll die on Mars

Fox News says the migrant caravan will bring disease outbreaks. That’s xenophobic nonsense.

America is warming fast. See how your city’s weather will be different in just one generation.

Here’s how much the winters and summers in the city closest to you may change in about 30 years.

Want to help animals? Focus on corporate decisions, not people’s plates.

How to cool the planet with a fake volcano

Animal populations have declined an astonishing 60 percent since 1970

Billionaires are spending their fortunes reshaping America’s schools. It isn’t working.

Outgoing California Gov. Jerry Brown has a new job: preventing nuclear war

What should you do if you win the lottery? Start a foundation.

Genetics has learned a ton — mostly about white people. That’s a problem.

Silicon Valley wants to fight climate change with these “moonshot” ideas

How to help people millions of years from now

Trump officials have barred experts from fighting one of the worst Ebola outbreaks in history

Poll: Americans oppose Trump’s withdrawal from a US-Russia arms control deal

Sucking CO2 out of the atmosphere, explained

How the “white-savior industrial complex” failed Liberia’s girls

This is exactly how a nuclear war would kill you

How our drinking water could help prevent suicide

Ebola was incredibly important to TV news until Republicans decided it shouldn’t be