October 14, 2014
Journalist's advice to students: Remind yourself science is a human endeavor and personal details make good stories.
September 29, 2014
In Ethiopia new discoveries of ancient tools are raising questions as to the origins of homo sapiens—and as to our future fate.
September 25, 2014
While paleontologists push the dates of our origins back in time, agricultural scientists are trying to ensure that humans last long into the future.
September 25, 2014 /
In Ethiopia, paleontologists are pushing back the clock on humanity’s origins.
August 6, 2014 /
Drop by drop: The U.S. Agency for International Development and the United Nations are struggling to empower women farmers in Africa, but cultural and land issues make it a tough goal to achieve.
May 27, 2014
The Obama administration is spending $3.5 billion and partnering with multinational corporations to increase food production in 19 of the world's poorest countries.
May 27, 2014 /
Ethiopia is a country in a hurry—and under construction.
November 24, 2013
"Walking is falling forward." Pulitzer Center grantee Paul Salopek is following our first footsteps, on a seven-year walk around the earth. National Geographic makes the walk its cover story.
September 16, 2013 /
Several major aid agencies have been blamed for not addressing rights violations in Ethiopia, including those linked to their programs in the country.
July 26, 2013 /
The Washington Post | KidsPost
Paul Salopek is an adventurer and a dreamer, an old-fashioned trekker and a modern day explorer. He has set out on foot to circle the world, a 21,000 mile journey that will take 7 years to complete.