Marc Silver

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Whatever Happened To ... The Women Who Boldly Declared: 'No Sex For Fish'?

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Women in a Kenyan village had a radical idea to stop the practice of trading sex for fish to sell: What if they owned their own boats? They had great success. Then came a series of terrible setbacks.


Readers Respond: What To Say If Someone Asks Why You're Wearing A Mask

Friday, September 17, 2021

Thousands of NPR readers shared what they'd say if someone asked them why they are wearing a mask. Here's a selection of their responses.


Coronavirus FAQs: A Vaccinated Person's Guide To COVID Exposure And Elevator Etiquette

Friday, September 10, 2021

Should you quarantine? Get tested? Mask up? Insist on masks for others? There are many tricky situations to navigate in our delta variant, semi-vaccinated world. Here's advice from experts.


Whatever Happened To ... The Woman Whose Mission Is To Get African Girls In School?

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Angeline Murimirwa leads CAMFED, a group that has given scholarships to 4.8 million girls in Africa. And now the group has been awarded the $2.5 million Hilton Humanitarian Prize.


Why COVID Takes A Harsher Toll On Children With Cancer

Thursday, August 26, 2021

A new study looks at how kids diagnosed with cancer react to a COVID-19 infection compared to the general population of youngsters.


India's Pandemic Death Toll Estimated At About 4 Million: 10 Times The Official Count

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

That's the number of "excess deaths" from January 2020 to June 2021, reflecting the true toll of COVID-19, say researchers in a new study. What the big disparity?


Goats And Soda Readers: Take Our Survey

Saturday, March 13, 2021

We cover global health and development in our blog — but this time we want to hear from you via a new readership survey.


New U.S. Malaria Czar: Why We Should Care About The Disease, Even In A Pandemic

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Did you even know the U.S. has a malaria czar? Who himself had malaria as a kid? We interview Dr. Raj Panjabi, newly appointed by President Joe Biden.


How Goats (And Perhaps People) Make Up Their Minds

Saturday, February 27, 2021

How does a herd decide which direction to head in? Researchers put GPS collars on a gathering of goats to find out. Here's what they learned — and how it might apply to humans.


VIDEO: Face It! You're Bad At Judging Physical Distance. Here's How To Do It

Friday, January 15, 2021

Keeping a physical distance from other humans is more critical than ever in the pandemic, with COVID-19 cases surging and more contagious variants spreading. Yet humans are not very good at it.


Memo To People Of Earth: 'Third World' Is An Offensive Term!

Friday, January 08, 2021

TV correspondents and pundits spoke it, Twitter users typed it. They said the insurrection in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was what happens in "Third World" countries. There's a problem with that.


About Us: Goats And Soda

Monday, December 07, 2020

Goats and Soda: What's our mission? And what's behind our name?


Life Was Improving For 'No Sex For Fish.' Then Came The Flood

Sunday, November 01, 2020

In a Kenyan fishing village along Lake Victoria, women fought the practice of fishermen demanding sex in exchange for a catch of fish to sell. They were making progress. Then came the floods of 2020.


How Bad Has The Pandemic Been For Childhood Vaccinations?

Monday, September 21, 2020

The betterment of childhood vaccination rates has been a global success story. A new report on the impact of the pandemic offers reason for concern — and optimism.


Coronavirus FAQ: I See People Wearing Disposable Coveralls On Planes. Good Idea?

Friday, September 18, 2020

Some passengers don a disposable suit over their clothes to help shield themselves from the coronavirus. Is that helpful? What about gloves, face shields and goggles? Also: A blanket idea!


Whatever Happened To ... The Guy From Niger Who Dreamed Of Being A Leather Maestro?

Monday, September 07, 2020

Soumana Saley has a passion for leather crafts — and for education. But the pandemic has presented challenges as he builds his reputation and his school in Niger.


Dear World, You're Not Going To Have The Year You Thought You'd Have

Sunday, August 09, 2020

A writer shares how his wife's journey with cancer prepared them both to adapt during this unpredictable and chaotic time.


Masks And The Outdoor Exerciser: Advice For Runners, Bikers, Walkers, Hikers

Saturday, June 27, 2020

You've probably seen folks getting a bit of exercise with masks on, with masks slipped down around their neck — and with no masks at all. What do the experts suggest?


PHOTOS: The Masks Of Congo Are Worn To Protect, To Protest — And To Strike A Pose

Sunday, June 21, 2020

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, citizens are required by law to wear a mask in public. But the face coverings can have many meanings and materials — including banana leaves.


'The Dread Of Responsibility' — Paul Farmer On The Pandemic And Poor Countries

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The co-founder of Partners in Health talks about the challenges facing already challenged health-care systems as coronavirus spreads.