Scientists are using animal studies as they search for a solution to COVID-19.
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An in-jail, peer-to-peer program aimed at tackling addiction sees progress in Virginia.
The Orkney Islands have been producing over 100 percent of their electricity needs from renewable energy sources since at least 2013.
Mythology is powerful, but so is journalism.
Fire, climate, and grazing weigh heavily on prairie ecosystems.
A grassroots anti-noise movement aims to silence a serious urban health threat. Not everyone is on board.
US sanctions on Iran hurt ordinary people, not the elite.
With the world drowning in plastic, the need for recycling is more acute than ever. But the industry that handles all that waste is on the verge of collapse.
At Camp 7, the military holds prisoners who were previously held and interrogated by the C.I.A. But in recent years, conditions have eased up a bit.
Dutch engineers hope to make up for past mistakes.
Even if problematic septic systems are identified, many coastal communities lack the money to fix them.
A private prison in Melbourne, Australia is one of the few focusing on reducing recidivism. But like private prisons globally, publicly available information on the facility is scarce.
As the so-called American opioid crisis continues, some are finding recovery behind bars. But how do people navigate sustained recovery after incarceration?
Families of color have long been thwarted in finding a quality education. We present the saga of one St. Louis family, how they got educated and managed to gain their purchase on the American Dream.
The Pulitzer Center and the College of William & Mary partner again to provide students with deeper global learning and reporting experiences.
China has aggressively embraced CRISPR, a powerful new genome editing tool that's transforming the discovery of improved crops and medicines—and raises thorny ethical, regulatory, and legal issues.
Doctors without BordersConflict and corruption have crippled the health infrastructure of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Issues beyond the headlines of war and ebola hide amidst the vast swathes of forest and jungle that cover the country.
After Hurricane Maria, the disabled community in Puerto Rico faces steep challenges.
Dozens of people have been killed in building collapses in Havana. Time, weather, and neglect are ravaging once-majestic buildings nearly 60 years after Fidel Castro vowed to end "hellish tenements.”
Getting cancer in Haiti can be like getting a death sentence. Treatments are hard to come by, and with limited options, the poor and powerless pay the price for the reluctance of Haiti’s leaders to invest in their care.
With Venezuela's organ procurement system in paralysis since 2017 and the public health infrastructure in disarray, patients have little or no access to organ transplants, and they face illness and even death.
Permafrost in Greenland is melting rapidly. The soil is collapsing and affecting the infrastructure and ecosystem.
Students at the University of Kentucky built a prototype wind turbine which they hope farmers in Nigeria could replicate to efficiently dry grains.
Assisted dying and euthanasia are part of a new approach to death that emphasises the individual's right to call time on suffering. The effects of this shift on wider society will be immense.
Grantee David Rochkind explains the role of photographs in adding a human element to science stories.
The Philippines has always been able to avoid the HIV epidemic—until now.
Why don’t certain vaccines work as well in low-income countries as they do in the U.S. and other high-income countries? And how can we shrink the gap?
Ross Velton describes how Sri Lanka has become a world leader in the supply of corneas. But what's driving this surprising new export?
Pulitzer Center grantee Esha Chhabra explores India's healthcare problems, many of which stem from the country's overwhelming pollution.
A lesson plan to accompany reporting projects that cover child migration.
Aid agencies and NGOs are increasingly partnering with large corporations. Is this the answer to global development in the 21st century—or is it just corporate welfare for the One Percent?
Noah Friedman-Rudovsky and Sara Shahriari talk about their reporting project, "Critical State: Violence Against Women and Impunity in Bolivia."
Matt Hongoltz-Hetling and Mike Seamans traveled to Sierra Leone to document an ongoing crisis often overshadowed by Ebola: 39,000 infants and young children die every year of preventable causes.
Photojournalist Cheryl Hatch and writer Brian Castner discuss their project in Liberia, where the U.S. military helped confront the Ebola outbreak.
Michael Edison Hayden and Sami Siva report from West Bengal, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh on India’s health care crisis.
Writer Jeremy Relph and photographer Dominic Bracco II talk about their reporting project in Honduras, "Aqui Vivimos," which explores violence, impunity, ideology, and politics in the country.
Panelists explore living, dying, grief— and why talking about death is good for our health.
Shiho Fukada's piece on elderly women in Japanese prisons was featured in Longreads' "Best in Crime Reporting" list.
Pulitzer Center grantees Marcia Biggs and Apoorva Mandavilli were honored by the Newswomen's Club of New York's 2018 Front Page Awards.
This week: accounts from fathers and sons affected by the conflict in Yemen, threats to Hungary's democracy, and Israel's new policy forcing migrants to take desperate measures.
A multimedia exhibition of worldwide HIV/AIDS reporting from Science magazine and PBS NewsHour will run from July 23 - July 27, 2018 at the International AIDS Conference.
Friedman will showcase reporting from Russia, Nigeria, and the U.S. state of Florida on the struggle to fight HIV/AIDS.
This Week: Nearly one in five children in America suffers from being poor, deportations are straining relations between Australia and New Zealand, and ISIS has undermined faith in Iraq.
This week: discussing feminism and access to education, proposing creative education projects to National Geographic, and explaining the placebo's power.
A poor school for girls in rural India reshapes the role of women, how Iraq's legal institutions are struggling to give closure to victims, and HIV's hold on Nigeria, Russia, and Florida.
A special series supported by the Pulitzer Center for Science magazine and PBS NewsHour.
This week: Pulitzer Center's recent conference discusses why there's a need to reframe the way conflicts are covered, HIV infection rates remain high despite cures, and children continue to be used as human shields in the C.A.R. militias.
Panelists at the "Beyond War" conference share stories of local peacebuilding efforts.