Marc Silver

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Peruvian Sisters Can Turn A Gourd Into An $800 Objet D'Art

Friday, July 03, 2015

They can spend up to two months on a single gourd, creating scenes that tell a story. Think of it as a graphic gourd novel.


Yes, There Really Is A Town In Liberia Called 'Smell No Taste'

Thursday, July 02, 2015

It's the place where a teenager died of Ebola this week. And, like all unusual geographic names, there's a story behind it.


The U.S. Now Has A 'Girls Count' Law. But Don't Boys Count, Too?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Some 220 million children under age 5 do not have a birth certificate. A new U.S. law pledges to support efforts to register girls around the world. Should the law mention boys as well?


A Boy Won't Let A Lion Get His Goat

Saturday, June 27, 2015

An award-winning photo captures a friendly encounter between a young child and a painted feline.


Guess Which Country Has The Biggest Increase In Soda Drinking

Friday, June 19, 2015

It's Cameroon, closely trailed by Vietnam and India. Sugary fizzy drinks are making inroads in the developing world.


What We Can Learn From A Herd Of Hungry Goats

Thursday, June 18, 2015

They didn't quite break the Internet, but the video of 700 goats on their way to a snack is definitely having a moment. We wanted to hear the story behind the herd.


It's Time To Pay Attention To 'Below-The-Belt' Cancers

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

That's another way of referring to gynecological cancers, which strike more than 1 million women a year — and are on the rise in the developing world.


Sexual Violence Against Children Is A Global Problem But Few Get Help

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Young people in seven developing countries were interviewed about past sexual violence. On average, more than 1 in 4 girls and more than 1 in 10 boys reported abuse.


Your Moment Of Baby Goat Bliss

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The world has a lot of sad stories. But as a blog called Goats and Soda, we feel it is our duty to bring you a minute (and three seconds) of relief with the latest viral goat video.


A New U.N. Health Goal Targets Folks 69 And Under. Ageism Or Realism?

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

A proposal calls for countries to reduce the death rate among 50-to-69-year-olds from diseases like cancer and stroke. So are 70-year-olds out of luck?


It's A 'Year Of Fear' For Kids, U.N. Says. Can We Make Things Better?

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Gordon Brown of the U.N. said it's the worst year for refugees since 1945, and cited a litany of other miseries for youth. We asked experts what can be done to make 2015 a little less horrible.


I'd Like To Buy The Emerging World A Coke

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Mad Men finale featured the classic jingle: "I'd like to buy the world a Coke," sung by a globally diverse group. Today, the global market is more important than ever to Big Soda.


A 10-Year-Old Makes A Video So We 'Don't Forget Nepal'

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lucas Zutt has lived in Nepal since 2013. It's "where I belong," he says. He made a video so the world will have a close-up — and personal — view of the earthquake's impact.


Are You Smarter Than A 15-Year-Old?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The results are out: Fifteen-year-olds who took a skills assessment test had a hard time with it, no matter where they lived. See how you might fare with some sample questions.


On Saturday, The Ebola Outbreak In Liberia Should Officially Be Over

Thursday, May 07, 2015

On May 9 — 42 days after the last reported case — the World Health Organization will announce that the epidemic has ended in the West African nation. Its citizens are proud, sad and a bit leery.


Irene, A Ugandan Prostitute, Explains How To Use A Condom

Monday, May 04, 2015

With her shy charm and sunny smile, she makes viewers realize that behind the label "sex worker" there's a sweet young mom, just trying to feed her kids.


She Got 80,000 Girls To Attend School And Won A $1.25 Million Prize

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A harsh encounter in an Indian village inspired Safeena Husain to found a group called Educate Girls. And now she has been honored with a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.


Feeling Blue? Share A Laugh With Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Thursday, April 23, 2015

When he chuckled at a conference last week, the world was a happier place. And when he spoke, he reminded us all how little moments can have a big impact.


On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.


Mr. Toilet And Mr. Condom Think Jokes Will Save The World

Monday, April 20, 2015

Potty humor! A condom in a key chain with the slogan: "Weapon of mass protection." The goal is to use laughter to change attitudes. And there's even a study to prove that it works.