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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 our time is finding a better balance between commerce and the commons in these critical areas that profoundly affect everyone.

The Power of Open Data

August 17, 2010 | by David Bollier

How large-scale sharing and collaboration are helping to solve medical mysteries.

The Health Care Crisis Few of Us Recognize

The Health Care Crisis Few of Us Recognize

September 26, 2009 | by Jonathan Rowe

How an Unhealthy Obsession with Economic Growth Makes Us Sick

The Power of Open Data

August 17, 2010 | By David Bollier

How large-scale sharing and collaboration are helping to solve medical mysteries.

The Health Care Crisis Few of Us Recognize

September 26, 2009 | By Jonathan Rowe

How an Unhealthy Obsession with Economic Growth Makes Us Sick

How to Get the World Back on Its Feet

April 22, 2014 | By Jay Walljasper

Steps we can take to get more people walking for health and happiness

Walking as a Way of Life

December 8, 2013 | By Jay Walljasper

A new movement for health and happiness depends on creating more commons where we can easily walk

Public Beats Private

October 23, 2013 | By Paul Buchheit

Six reasons why privatization simply doesn't work

Let Red States Opt Out of Obamacare

October 7, 2013 | By David Morris

In the long run, it will improve everyone's health

Getting America Back on Its Feet

September 29, 2013 | By Jay Walljasper

Launching a walking movment to strenghten our health and communities

Nature is an Open-Source Commons

July 25, 2013 | By David Bollier

Andreas Weber's idea of Enlivenment rejects Social Darwinism and theories that call nature inert matter

A Huge Win for the Commons

June 17, 2013 | By David Bollier

US Supreme Court rules human genes cannot be patented

The Real Tragedy

April 30, 2013 | By Jonathan Rowe

Ecological ruin stems from what happens to--not what is caused by--the commons

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