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Person planting tree in dry ground (Courtesy of Komaza)

This entrepreneur grows money on trees

Tevis Howard credits his business success to trees. After graduating from Brown University, Howard visited Kenya. While much of Kenya is arid, drought-prone and inhospitable...
Drawing of hazmat-suited person holding up bottle (State Department/Doug Thompson)

Is an Ebola vaccine within reach?

Although Ebola has no known cure, scientists and pharmaceutical companies around the world are working hard to develop a vaccine against the virus.
Magnifying glass laid on map of West Africa (Thinkstock)

Can you make a map to guide Ebola health workers?

You can’t stop Ebola if you don’t know where it is. Before organizations such as Doctors Without Borders or the Red Cross send health...
Water spraying over rubber gloves in Ebola exercise (AP Images)

Can I still get a visa? This and other Ebola questions...

The Ebola outbreak has caused confusion. Here are answers to common questions: I live in a country where the Ebola outbreak is ongoing. Can I...
Girl drinking water from pipe (AP Images)

Solar-powered water kiosks? In these rural villages, yes.

The reality is grim: worldwide, 780 million people — one out of every nine — lack access to clean water. Texas-born and Harvard-educated Anand Shah wanted a solution. After...
People putting on protective gear (John W. Poole/NPR)

Tire company takes on Ebola. Tire company wins.

When Ed Garcia, managing director of Firestone Tire and Rubber Liberia, learned an employee's wife had caught Ebola, he decided to act. “There was no facility that...
Times Square (Trey Ratcliff)

The invention that lit up the world…on this day

Hundreds gathered on New York City's Pearl Street one afternoon in September 1882 to watch an entire city block come to life. Inside a...
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3 reasons why the U.S. hasn’t restricted flights to and from...

Despite the worst Ebola outbreak in history in West Africa, U.S. officials vow to continue airline flights from West Africa. Learn three reasons why.

This simple act can help protect you against Ebola

Washing your hands can help protect you from catching Ebola. That's because the virus spreads through contact with bodily fluids (sweat, vomit, diarrhea, urine,...