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We’re Closer Than Ever to an Ebola Vaccine

March 26, 2015 The ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which has killed over 10,000 and is still ongoing—79 new cases were reported this week. Its persistence has resulted in a push for researching new treatments and the involvement of big pharmaceutical companies, which had previously been accused of delaying the research on...

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Seventeen Years Later, Monica Lewinsky Has Taken on the Culture of Humiliation — and Won

March 21, 2015 “I was branded as a tramp, tart, slut, whore, bimbo, and of course, That Woman,” said Monica Lewinsky, self-proclaimed patient zero of online harassment and cyber bullying, on the stage of the TED global conference, “Truth & Dare.” It was a tough bit of branding to live through as a...

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Clinton’s Email Upstaged Her Big Speech on Women’s Rights

March 11, 2015 In 1995, Hillary Clinton joined world leaders in Beijing for a United Nations conference on women. She delivered a powerful speech, calling for action toward achieving gender equality. As long as discrimination and inequities remain so commonplace around the world—as long as girls and women are valued less, fed less,...

How Ebola Turned Into an Epidemic

October 1, 2014 “It is not enough that 90 percent have access to some basic health service, every person has to have access to health service,” explains world renowned public health expert Hans Rosling. In a 90 second video, part of a YouTube series on health statistics called #Factpod, he explains very clearly...

Every State's Territorial Disputes in One Map

March 22, 2014 Crimea is hardly home to the only territorial dispute in the world right now. In the map below, every country in pink is involved in a dispute over its national borders in some way or another. The list is compiled by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in its World Factbook...

Can Crowdsourcing Help Find Malaysian Flight MH370?

March 16, 2014 It now appears that the search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370, which vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing a week ago, was in the wrong place. Investigators now think the plane was deliberately diverted from its planned route; satellite data suggest its last communication came from one of...