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Engineering Mosquitos to Fight Malaria
06/18/2019
Mosquitos are the deadliest animal on Earth. They spread diseases like yellow fever, chikungunya, West Nile virus and malaria. Malaria alone killed 435,000 people and infected another 219 million in 2017 according to the World Health Organization. There are widespread efforts to combat mosquito-borne illnesses, including revolutionary new gene editing techniques. Ethan Bier and Valentino … Continue reading "Engineering Mosquitos to Fight Malaria"
Updating our Views on Nature and How to Save it
06/11/2019
What is nature? What does it mean to preserve, or save it? Science writer Emma Marris says one common definition of nature in North America is the way any given place was before European explorers arrived and began changing the landscape. Therefore, saving nature would mean returning the land to how it was before their … Continue reading "Updating our Views on Nature and How to Save it"
The Fight to End Bay Area Poverty
06/06/2019
Daniel Lurie has been on a mission to make his community stronger since he was a child. Born and raised in San Francisco, Lurie’s family believed it was their responsibility to be part of a better Bay Area. Today, Lurie is doing just that through his non-profit Tipping Point Community. Lurie developed the concept while … Continue reading "The Fight to End Bay Area Poverty"
How Safe Are We? Janet Napolitano on Homeland Security
06/04/2019
A lot has changed since the attacks of September 11, 2001. The Department of Homeland Security was created to safeguard the country against terrorism and other threats. As the former head of the agency, Janet Napolitano says we are now safer in many ways. She says it would be nearly impossible for someone to orchestrate … Continue reading "How Safe Are We? Janet Napolitano on Homeland Security"
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