The World’s First Tuition-Free University

Higher education is key to breaking cyclical poverty, yet it’s only accessible to a tiny sliver of the world’s population. Affordability, cultural barriers and limited space prevent students in all walks of life from completing tertiary schooling. Educational entrepreneur Shai Reshef has endeavored to close this gap with the creation of the University of the People (UoPeople), the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, online university.

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Growing Vegetables on Lakes and Rivers

Professor Ricardo Radulovich of the University of Costa Rica has been working on techniques for growing vegetables on rafts and flotation devices. Over the past decade he and his team have developed several techniques for growing lettuce, tomato, cucumber and cantaloupe melons, among others. Some of the plant roots are allowed to drag through the water while others are reliant upon cotton …

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