Category: Science

Summer Reading List: Laura Shapiro’s “What She Ate”

LONDON--I first heard about journalist and food writer Laura Shapiro's new book "What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and Food That Tells Their Stories" two years ago at a wedding…

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An American in Tsavo: Cheetahs, Children and Conservation

LONDON AND TSAVO VIA SKYPE—I first heard about Cherie Schroff from a Kenyan-based American conservationist and safari guide. Over dinner one night in Karen, a southern suburb of Nairobi named…

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The Deaths of India’s Invisible Mothers

NEW DELHI--In October 2015, the state police in Bangalore, India’s IT city, found the body of a seven-month-old baby girl in a water sump. Her mother confessed to killing her…

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Q&A: Mindy Solomon Weighs In on Eating Disorders and Giftedness

DENVER—Stories about eating disorders are ubiquitous in the news: celebrity confessions, from recent ones like U.S. Olympic ice skater Nancy Kerrigan to boy band One Direction's Zayn Malik, reignite the…

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India’s Mothers Demand Maternity Entitlements

LONDON--Babloo is too short for his age. In India, and especially in the poor eastern state of Bihar that borders Nepal, that is unfortunately not unusual. Two of every five…

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Her Stories: When Rare Disease Day Becomes Personal

WASHINGTON, DC--They are the words no parents want to ever say: “Please don’t let my baby need a liver transplant!” I couldn’t believe that sentence was even coming out of my…

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Her Stories: What It Takes To Be a Triathlete

LONDON--Swim. Cycle. Run. Do those three one after another - adding some fairly comedy costume changes in between - and you can call yourself a triathlete. These days it seems,…

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Interview with Public Health Pioneer Marni Sommer

LONDON/NEW YORK VIA SKYPE: When Marni Sommer, an associate professor of sociomedical science at New York’s Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, was working on her doctorate in public…

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Africa’s Poaching Crisis–An Interview with “The Last Animals” Director Kate Brooks

LONDON—It was during a 2010 trip to Kenya’s Masai Mara game reserve that award-winning American photojournalist and author Kate Brooks first was inspired by elephants. Ms. Brooks’ work is anything but a day at the…

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