Rachel Haurwitz hopes to change medicine, agriculture and biotechnology as we know them.
Lima is Latin America’s most polluted city, but a local engineering school is out to change that with some pie-in-the-sky thinking.
Palliative care experts think we deserve better health care.
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Facing the chilling prospect of running out of drinking water, the community is doing some serious good sh*t to help.
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Kazakhstan’s thriving uranium industry provides the makings for more than one-third of the world’s nuclear fuel.
This scientist’s nanotechnology may have an edge over current treatments for a disease affecting millions of people.
Dog and cat-lovers on the subcontinent increasingly are turning to pet psychics.
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A 1930s psychologist enrolled a pair of unwitting subjects — his own infant and an adopted baby chimp — to test whether nurture triumphs over nature.
26,000 tons of radioactive waste is buried beneath the reservoir that provides for 40 million people.
- Rising Stars
Dr. Alan González is paying for and performing surgeries on Colombian women who’ve suffered the unimaginable.
A key player in the original space race, this surprising city is reprising its crucial role as the private sector invests in the final frontier.
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Cheaper drugs cut the burden on the city of Sanming’s budget, but locals grumble over the quality of care.