This startup is building a fitness tracker for the planet

Using enormous amounts of satellite data, Descartes Labs wants to track everything that’s changing on Earth’s surface–from deforestation to transportation to agriculture. It seems like everything is tracked and measured these days. But one startup is working on tracking something more ambitious: the planet. Instead of measuring basic heart rate or blood pressure, Descartes Labs…

Fertility apps: the ‘next wave’ in solving global family planning crisis

Every year, lack of access to contraception causes about 85 million unplanned pregnancies and a host of negative associated health outcomes. One expert said this global health crisis can be mitigated with apps that allow women to understand and track their fertility. The challenge to provide universal contraceptive access is an old problem, but there are new challenges.…