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Idea/Poverty & Development

There is a simple way to improve the world’s food systems

Peter A Coclanis

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Essay/Space Exploration

Whitey on Mars

Elon Musk and the rise of Silicon Valley's strange trickle-down science

Lee Vinsel & Andrew Russell

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Idea/Poverty & Development

Want to reduce drug use? Listen to women drug users

Kasia Malinowska & Bethany Medley

Idea/Illness & Disease

Return of the White Death: the threat of new strains of TB

Drew Smith

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Essay/Poverty & Development

The harvests of Chernobyl

Thirty years after the nuclear disaster, local berry-pickers earn a good living. What’s the hidden cost of their wares?

Kate Brown & Olha Martynyuk

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Idea/Ethics

There’s no moral difference between a wall and a migrant visa

Hrishikesh Joshi

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Idea/Economics

In a highly indebted world, austerity is a permanent state of affairs

Mark Blyth

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Idea/Ethics

Why every child in need deserves an urgent response

S Matthew Liao

Idea/Poverty & Development

Girls of the global South can’t fix the world alone

Shenila Khoja-Moolji

Idea/Poverty & Development

Make rhymes not war: the hip hop solution to gang violence

Jooyoung Lee

Video/Sports & Games

‘Since we don’t have wings we fly kites’ – aerial combat above Rio’s favelas

5 minutes

Idea/Poverty & Development

The US has spent a lot of money in Afghanistan. How wisely?

Noah Coburn

Video/Demography & Migration

Is the ‘population bomb’ real? The statistician Hans Rosling says ‘Don’t panic’

59 minutes

Idea/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Why E O Wilson is wrong about how to save the Earth

Bram Büscher & Robert Fletcher

Video/Poverty & Development

‘I want to live on land’: children’s hopes and dreams in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

4 minutes

Essay/Poverty & Development

Men at work

The age of austerity has transformed work, but what it means to be a man has not caught up

Allison J Pugh

Idea/Poverty & Development

It’s time to move beyond growth for growth’s sake

Martin Kirk

Video/Demography & Migration

How the US-Mexico border fence divides people and damages the land

10 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

For an indigenous group, protecting the future requires rediscovering the past

9 minutes

Video/Poverty & Development

How squatting reclaims communal space in the age of privatisation

5 minutes

Video/Poverty & Development

How a massive painting project is transforming a Haitian slum through colour

6 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

Why saving the world’s poorest children helps curb global population growth

4 minutes

Essay/Education

What do they want?

What would happen if the aid industry started collecting data on how the people it serves actually feel about their lives?

Claire Melamed

Video/Poverty & Development

Can a traditional practice still be beautiful when it indicates poverty?

1 minutes

Video/Human Rights

Does buying cheap clothes made abroad hurt or help the people who make them?

6 minutes

Essay/Cities

Homes for the homeless

San Francisco’s homeless are harangued and despised while conservative Utah has a radically humane approach

Susie Cagle

Video/Values & Beliefs

What’s your responsibility to a child at risk nearby and to one dying far away?

2 minutes

Video/Poverty & Development

How growth is an insufficient measure of economic success in an unequal world

3 minutes

Essay/Human Rights

When a child goes to war

Our myths are full of young heroes yet our media calls them tragic victims. What is the truth about child soldiers?

Malcolm Harris

Essay/Anthropology

Slaves of history

If you descend from slaves in Senegal, your shame is an open secret and your life limited by stigma and disrespect

Jori Lewis