The placebo effect influences all types of healing, from acupuncture to laying of hands to the doctor's office. Science producer for PBS NewsHour Nsikan Akpan journeyed from Mexico to Maryland to learn how it works.
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Photographer and filmmaker Sean Gallagher reports from Beijing on the growing trend of exotic pet ownership in China.
Grantee Ricardo Martínez spent two weeks at 4,300 meters near Cerro de Pasco, Peru. There, almost 100,000 people have to endure heavy metal pollution every day as it leeches into a 936km2 watershed—and many kids are dying.
Can trials of ISIS suspects bring about closure? Simona Foltyn travels to Baghdad to report on the justice process for alleged ISIS members.
Journalist Siddharthya Roy documents the many threads of political turmoil and violent crisis that have gripped Bangladesh.
In rural Kentucky, Hands Across the Hills works to mend the political divide between Americans as the group tries to find common ground.
Tom Gardner discusses his reporting as he follows the railway from Addis Ababa to the Djibouti coast examining efforts of the Ethiopian government to use grand infrastructure to develop a poor region.
Journalist Timothy McLaughlin reports on domestic developments in Myanmar surrounding the Rakhine crisis as well as the case of two Reuters journalists currently on trial for their reporting.
Inter(Nation)al is a pilot podcast and radio project that shows the hidden history behind current events through the lens of treaties signed between the U.S. Government and Native Nations.
What is the legacy of deportations in El Salvador? Jonathan Blitzer covers the issue in a series of stories for The New Yorker Magazine.
Journalists Dene-Hern Chen and Taylor Weidman look into the rising sea levels and the returning number of fish in the Aral Sea, providing a better economy for fishermen in Kazakhstan.
Sara Reardon, Adam Levy, and Greg Kendall-Ball take you behind the challenges Colombia faces as it reintegrates tens of thousands of people back into society following the 2016 peace treaty.