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Ebola survivors can help stop the outbreak

Ebola survivors may be critical in stopping the virus. They can't pass it on to others or get it again. Because of their immunity,...
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How to get better grades for less than $1

The apparent solution to poor education? Give students the textbooks and other school supplies they need. But it wasn’t that simple for Michael Kremer,...

Detective work can stop Ebola in its tracks

The greatest challenge to isolating and treating everyone with Ebola by the end of the year? Tracking them down, says Bruce Aylward, an emergencies...

75 percent of Ebola victims are women

Ebola can infect anyone who does not take the necessary and simple health precautions. Women, however, represent 75 percent of Ebola-related deaths. Why women? Ebola spreads through...

You’ll never guess what everyday item can light up a home

More than 1.2 billion people worldwide live without electricity. Low-tech solutions using everyday objects such as soccer balls and bags help reduce this number. Now...

A scientist, a $3 million prize and Cameron Diaz

Did you hear the one about the scientist who got a $3 million award from Cameron Diaz? For a select group of life scientists, physicists...

35 million people worldwide have HIV/AIDS. Do something about it on...

What do 35 million people worldwide have in common? An HIV-positive diagnosis. What they don’t have in common is equal access to treatment. To close...
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Want a job? Learn to code.

Women are underrepresented in computer science, a key field in our increasingly digital world. In the U.S., Girls Who Code is on the case. The organization...
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Time to honor your science teacher…on this day

The discovery of DNA, the development of lifesaving vaccines, the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars. Science is behind fascinating discoveries.