Fowl Plague

Pandemics have threatened humanity in the past–and avian influenza may well be the next one due.
Duncan Geere

The Roots of an Epidemic

From apartheid labor policies to everyday sexism, socio-political issues influence the spread of TB disease and the effectiveness of health responses. To tackle the epidemic, we need systemic changes.
Paula Akugizibwe

The ID Question

Who decides who you are? You, or the world around you?
Anjali Ramachandran

Beats: Space

Space is where we project our dreams–and our nightmares–of the future.

Beats: Food

Food structures our day, and food systems shape our world

Beats: Disability

“Disable” is an active verb, and disability describes the social and environmental barriers that prevent access just as much as an individual body’s physical reality.

Beats: Health

Access to health care is as much a matter of public policy as it is the size of a person’s pocketbook; within a doctor’s office, many factors affect the quality of treatment.

The Game Worlds We Make

Why designing a simple board game with my son rivals anything he’s learning in school.
Steven Johnson
9 min read

These Indonesian Women Are Part of the Design Team for Their Own Development Tech

Rather than pushing ideas that look good to Western outsiders, this NGO encourages grassroots innovation.
Lindsey Kennedy
2 min read

What Happens When There’s Only 88 Psychiatrists in an Entire Country?

In developing nations like Kenya, where mental health care is practically nonexistent, internet-based organizations save lives.
Greg Noone
6 min read