How a toy became a medical miracle
Inspired by a whirligig, a Stanford researcher developed a 20-cent paper centrifuge that could revolutionize health care diagnosis around the world.
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.
These fish hold clues to human eyesight … and other...
April 7 is World Health Day. Find out how spinach leaves and zebrafish may soon help people around the world live longer, healthier lives.
Vice president’s wife puts spotlight on art therapy
Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Pence, champions both children and art therapy as she travels with her husband around the world.
Let’s end malaria for good
World Malaria Day is April 25. Learn the methods one community in Kenya is using to create huge reductions in the number of malaria cases.
Spray mosquitoes. Use nets. Stop disease.
About 130 years ago, science learned how mosquitoes carry disease. Flash forward to today, and see the greatest progress ever to prevent and cure malaria.
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.
International effort helps Gambian girl get her grin back
Janet Sylva can smile again, thanks to surgeons in New York who removed a cantaloupe-sized tumor from the Gambian girl's mouth and rebuilt her jaw.
Could we cure cancer once and for all?
The U.S. will try to cut in half the time it typically takes to make advances in cancer research. Learn more about the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act.