The Ebola virus under a microscope

The facts about Ebola: What you need to know

These are the key facts about Ebola you need to know to help stop the deadliest outbreak in history from spreading — and to support the relief effort.
Soybean harvest in Brazil (© AP Images)

Nobel scientists: Genetically modified foods save lives

An open letter signed by 109 Nobel Prize winners calls on governments around the world to approve genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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,...
Long mounds of trash in Beirut (© AP Images)

Lebanon takes out the trash

The streets of Beirut are finally getting cleared of the heaps of trash that have mounted ever since Lebanon’s largest landfill closed nearly a year ago.
Girl holding two cups of water, one clean, one dirty (P&G)

Science and business are opening the spigot to clean water [video]

This World Water Day, nearly 750 million people lack access to clean drinking water. Scientists and businesses are doing something about it.

2019 novel coronavirus: Know the symptoms [infographic]

The 2019 novel coronavirus is infecting people around the world. Here are the symptoms to look out for if you think you might have been exposed.
Sunset over lake (USAID)

Clean water, better lives

When you think about how to build a better world, think about providing clean water to about 663 million people worldwide who don’t have it.

Women changing the face of medicine

When she graduated from Geneva Medical College in New York on January 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the United States...
People standing on a city street corner wearing masks (© Ben Margot/AP Images)

About that coronavirus ‘mask, no mask’ debate

Face masks can help prevent the spread of viruses, but you should know when to use them. The CDC does not recommend face masks for the general public.