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PHOTOS: In A Coronavirus Crisis, Delivery Workers Can Be A Lifeline

Sunday, March 08, 2020

The city of Wuhan may be in lockdown — but its couriers are still on the move, delivering everything from medical supplies to instant noodles.


Kids Around The World Are Reading NPR's Coronavirus Comic

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Teachers, parents and librarians share how they have been using the comic to educate children about the new coronavirus.


什么是新型冠状病毒肺炎: 专为儿童打造的漫画

Friday, March 06, 2020



Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

Friday, February 28, 2020

You may have heard the word "coronavirus" online or on TV. You probably have a lot of questions. Check out our comic to get some answers — and print out a zine version at home.


Fake Facts Are Flying About Coronavirus. Now There's A Plan To Debunk Them

Friday, February 21, 2020

Rumors and untruths are spreading online — from conspiracy theories about the origin of the virus to outlandish treatments.


Real Orgasms And Transcendent Pleasure: How Women Are Reigniting Desire

Friday, February 14, 2020

Katherine Rowland, author of The Pleasure Gap: American Women and the Unfinished Sexual Revolution, says it's time for women to start having better sex.


Must-Know Vocab For Wuhan Coronavirus: From Droplets To Zoonotic

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak has its own vocabulary. Here are definitions for some of the keys words and phrases you might be hearing.


MAP: Confirmed Cases Of Wuhan Coronavirus

Thursday, January 23, 2020

A look at the cities, provinces and countries where the newly identified Wuhan coronavirus has spread.


Coronavirus In China: Over 200 Cases, Human-To-Human Transmission

Monday, January 20, 2020

The World Health Organization will convene a meeting on Wednesday to determine if the newly discovered virus presents a "public health emergency of international concern."


Feeling Artsy? Here's How Making Art Helps Your Brain

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Making art is fun. But there's a lot more to it. It might serve an evolutionary purpose — and emerging research shows that it can help us process difficult emotions and tap into joy.


Why Virginity Tests Are Making News — In The U.S. And Afghanistan

Friday, December 06, 2019

When the rapper T.I. said he has his teenage daughter undergo an annual virginity test, protests arose in the U.S. In fact, the virginity test is a global issue.


Gates Foundation's Humanitarian Award To India's Modi Is Sparking Outrage

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Indian prime minister is cited for the millions of toilets his government has built in rural India. Activists say his human rights record should disqualify him.


Pope Francis Comes To Africa With A Vision. Will It Stick?

Friday, September 06, 2019

The pope is touring three countries in sub-Saharan Africa, calling for hope and reconciliation. Researchers look at the long-term impact of a papal visit.


Whatever Happened To ... The Afghan Girls Imprisoned For Failing A Virginity Test?

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

After lobbying the president and first lady of Afghanistan to help, activist Farhad Javid has some good news to share. But there's still a lot of work to do.


Hide The Wine! I'm Hosting My First Eid Al-Adha Feast

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

I haven't been to a mosque in ages. I had no idea how to celebrate the holiday — or whether it was appropriate for me to do so.


American With No Medical Training Ran Center For Malnourished Ugandan Kids. 105 Died

Friday, August 09, 2019

When she was 19, Renee Bach founded a charity that went on to care for over 900 severely malnourished babies and children. Now she is being sued by two of the mothers whose children died.


Does Facebook Need A Humanitarian Partner For Its New Digital Currency?

Friday, July 19, 2019

The aid group Mercy Corps believes that the new Libra currency could help funnel aid to the poor. But critics wonder why the charity has teamed up with a controversial company.


Menstrual Cups: Study Finds They're Safe To Use — And People Like Them

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A comprehensive analysis looks at the cup, its ability to prevent leaks — and whether it could be a viable alternative to pads and tampons in low-income countries.


Merck Wants To 'Empower' Infertile Women In Africa. Can Music Videos Help?

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

The songs tell women they are "more than a mother" — then promote the pharmaceutical company's fertility treatment programs. But the music videos raise some concerns.


Countries Are Ranked On Everything From Health To Happiness. What's The Point?

Friday, June 14, 2019

Nonprofits and advocacy groups use the rankings as a tool to name and shame countries into improving their policies. But the indexes do have some drawbacks.