Marc Silver

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TB Patients That The World Writes Off Are Getting Cured In Peru

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

When a person is diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, the treatment is so long and painful that some countries decide it's not worth bothering. Partners In Health disagrees.


Elephant On The Menu? It's Not Just A Birthday Dish For Robert Mugabe

Monday, March 02, 2015

The Zimbabwean ruler reportedly served pachyderm at his 91st birthday party. Does anyone else do that? Turns out, yes.


Global Rules Of Greeting Vary, But Biden And Travolta Get No Support

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The vice president and the actor are getting panned for the way they greeted women in the past week. That made us wonder: What's the greeting etiquette in parts of the world we cover in our blog?


India's Kerala Has It All: Beauty, Bananas, Long Life, Girl Power

Thursday, February 19, 2015

President Obama praised the Indian state last month for good reason. It's got beaches, backwaters and the country's longest life expectancy and highest literacy rate. Plus, girls outnumber boys!


He's Half-Kenyan And Half-German. And He Believes 'We're All The Same'

Sunday, February 15, 2015

David Hermlin, 14, is a realist and idealist. He knows it'll take many years to get rid of poverty and disease. But by speaking out and writing songs with a message, he hopes to make a difference.


Your Brain May Want That Bottle Of Soda Because It's Easy To Pick Up

Friday, February 13, 2015

Coca-Cola has launched a small, easy-to-hold bottle in Kenya. And the size and shape could make people crave it. That's the belief of psychologist Sian Beilock, author of How the Body Knows Its Mind.


Kayla Mueller's Death Underscores Risks For Aid Workers Abroad

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Humanitarian groups say the world is more dangerous than it was 15 years ago. How can they keep their staff safe in places of turmoil?


Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl.


Feeling Gloomy? Maybe Things On Earth Aren't As Bad As You Think

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

That's the view of Michael Elliott, head of Bono's anti-poverty group One and a delegate to Davos, where leaders and activists are gathering this week to hash out solutions to the world's ills.


The World's Oldest First-Grader Is Honored By A Google Doodle

Monday, January 12, 2015

At age 84, Kimani Maruge put on a school uniform for the first time and went to school. Today's doodle pays tribute to his inspirational story.


If You Shouldn't Call It The Third World, What Should You Call It?

Sunday, January 04, 2015

There are many ways to refer to the parts of our planet where people lack decent health care, education and services like electricity and clean water. And just about every label has its problems.


Will The Taliban Attack Make Parents Afraid To Send Kids To School?

Thursday, December 25, 2014

As horrifying as it was, the massacre will not cause parents to pull their kids out, says Madiha Afzal, a professor of public policy who grew up in Lahore.


In The Village: Wilbur Goes Home

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Knock knock. Who's there? It's YouTube star Wilbur Sargunaraj, wondering if he might come in for a tour? Check out his video of a variety of homes in an Indian village, from simple to "gigantic."


Is This A Goat Or A Sheep? It's Harder Than You Think

Sunday, December 21, 2014

True confession: Our editors mistook a sheep for a goat. Now we've learned a lot about how cool sheep really are. Maybe our blog should be ... "Sheep and Soda?"


Death Comes In Many Different Ways. And Some Are A Bit Surprising

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A new report looks at the top causes of death in 188 countries. Infectious diseases are less of a threat than in 1990 — but please, look both ways before you cross the street.


California Whooping Cough Infections Run High Among Latino Babies

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Public health officials in California are trying to understand why Latino babies are contracting whooping cough at much higher rates than other babies.


How Can You Tell If Your Goat Is Happy? Now We Know!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Farmers raise millions of goats. But little has been known about how to tell if a goat is doing OK — until now. A new study reveals the signs of a happy ruminant.


A Michel Du Cille Disciple Remembers His Late, Great Boss

Saturday, December 13, 2014

NPR's Ben de la Cruz worked for du Cille at the Washington Post. Stunned by the news of the photographer's death in Liberia, de la Cruz tells what he learned from the man with the gentle soul.


Wilbur Goes To Work: New, Very First-Class Video On Village Life

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wilbur Sargunaraj, a YouTube star in India, tests his workaday skills in his family's village: balancing a water jug on his head, climbing a coconut tree, and doing laundry the very old-fashioned way.


Why Aren't World Leaders Angrier About Violence Against Women?

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

That's what South African activist Bafana Khumalo wants to know. He's spoken out for 20 years. He protested at the White House today and will accept an award for his efforts tomorrow.