Projects

Launched September 25, 2017 Anna Marsibil Clausen
Genetic scientists in Iceland want to warn 2,400 people who are more likely than others to develop breast cancer, but they can't. The individuals have the right not to know.
Launched September 22, 2017 Madeline Bishop, Campbell Rawlins
How is post-colonial Guyana working to break free from its enduring cycles of abuse and suicide?
Launched September 22, 2017 Palak Barmaiya
At an altitude of 11,000 feet, a unique school has been developed in a mountain desert of India—its mission is to help educate children through sustainable community living.
Launched September 19, 2017 Bruno Beidacki
Macau used to be known as the Portugal of Asia. Now, fewer than 1 percent of households speak Portuguese as their primary language. Can this trend change directions?
Launched September 18, 2017 Kyle Munson, Kelsey Kremer
At the center of the relationship between the world's two main superpowers are a small agricultural state and its governor-turned-ambassador. The stakes never have been higher for these "old friends."
Launched September 15, 2017 Ben Mauk
The uranium boom reshaped the American southwest in the 1950s and 1960s. Ben Mauk reports on the industry's environmental legacy and economic future.
Launched September 13, 2017 Bukola Adebayo, Tina Armstrong
Fine sand is fast disappearing along Lagos coastlines due to unchecked dredging activities. Miners continue with this endeavour despite the environmental impact on Lagos communities.
Launched September 12, 2017 Jake Naughton
For LGBTQ Ugandans, the infamous 'Kill The Gays' bill brought not only unexpected benefits in the form of foreign funding and support, but also a violent backlash among the general public.
Launched September 12, 2017 Sean Lyngaas
Hackers are targeting nuclear facilities around the world. Understanding why the nuclear sector's cyber defenses are vulnerable—and how leaders are responding—has never been more urgent.
Launched September 12, 2017 David Scales
Despite having fewer yearly cases than Massachusetts, France is the first country to release a national plan on Lyme disease. What can France's prevention, research and treatment efforts teach us?
Launched September 8, 2017 Evan Osnos, Max Pinckers
Three days after Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. is "locked and loaded" in its nuclear standoff with North Korea, I arrived in Pyongyang to meet the officials responsible for analyzing America.
Launched September 5, 2017 Linda Kinstler
A team of German prosecutors are scouring two continents for Nazis who have managed to escape justice, hoping to bring them to trial before it's too late.
Launched September 4, 2017 Anna Nemtsova, Sophia Jones
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is at a tipping point in Russia, where an estimated 1-1.5 million people are HIV positive and the Kremlin has long rejected international assistance. Women are being left behind.
Launched September 1, 2017 Rubab Anwar
Where does the transgender—or Khawaja Sara—community stand socially, politically and religiously in Pakistan? Why are they viewed both as bearers of good fortune and as outcasts?
Launched August 31, 2017 Richard Stone
An extraordinary collaboration between U.S. and Chinese nuclear scientists is setting the stage for greater cooperation between the two countries in addressing security threats.
Launched August 29, 2017 Kelsey Emery
South African wildlife sits on the brink of disaster as rhinos continue to be poached. With so much at stake, villagers fight to protect the keystone species, resources, and the tourism industry.
Launched August 23, 2017 Michelle Nijhuis, Lynn Johnson
Nearly half the people on earth use open fires to cook their food and heat their homes, and the price they pay is steep. But changing the world's kitchens is surprisingly complicated.
Launched August 17, 2017 Richard Bernstein
While the U.S. lives through the domestic storms of the Trump presidency, China is moving boldly in Asia, with historic consequences for American friends, from Taiwan to Thailand.
Launched August 17, 2017 Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
The Syrian war: We see the headlines, but know far less about the people caught in the conflict's crosshairs. What comes next for them, and how will that impact the future of the country and the wider Middle East?
Launched August 6, 2017 Amy Maxmen, Neil Brandvold
In the chaos of crisis and human displacement, aid organizations struggle to track, analyze and respond to information fast enough to provide help. Tech and data science is providing a solution.
Launched August 5, 2017 Jonathan Kaiman, Noah Fowler
Across Africa, the era of U.S. and European hegemony is ending. As China fills the gap, the continent is changing in ways we’re only beginning to understand.
Launched August 4, 2017 Gareth Smail
The Moroccan government is considering an end to its 30-year experiment with Arabic-only education. Are students and teachers ready and willing to return to French?
Launched August 3, 2017 Praveena Somasundaram
Praveena Somasundaram from Guilford College traveled to southern India to report on gender inequality in education and the difficulties and opportunities women face in the workplace in both urban and rural areas.
Launched July 28, 2017 Rebecca Hersher
A plan to build sewage treatment plants all over Haiti after the 2010 earthquake has stalled, despite millions of dollars in international funding.