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A year of pandemic schooling highlights education gaps for English-language learners
The World May 11, 2021
Remote learning has been especially hard on students for whom English is a second language. Educators are now trying to support them and their families.
The Big Fix
Latin American and Caribbean countries use volcanic landscapes to tap geothermal energy
The World May 07, 2021
Global capacity for geothermal energy has nearly doubled over the past two decades.
Environment
GPS tracking could help tigers and traffic coexist across Asia
The Conversation May 03, 2021
An infrastructure boom threatens endangered tigers across Asia. Scientists want to know more about how tigers behave near roads so they can design wildlife-friendly transportation networks.
Health & Medicine
Environmental DNA: How a tool used to detect endangered wildlife ended up helping fight the COVID-19 pandemic
The Conversation April 29, 2021
Technology that can identify stray bits of genetic material in the environment can help scientists monitor human and animal health.
Arts, Culture & Media
Netflix’s big bet on foreign content and international viewers could upend the global mediascape — and change how people see the world
The Conversation April 16, 2021
An Italian media scholar raised on American TV assesses Netflix's ambitious strategy to create original productions in Italy, Japan, Brazil and beyond — and distribute them globally.
Syrians on the border
Syrian children in Lebanon are ‘being robbed of their futures’
The World April 15, 2021
Most Syrian children have missed years — if not decades — of schooling due to war and displacement. The conditions in Lebanon mean they could miss even more.
Science & Technology
New technology could identify thousands of unknown soldiers who died in World War II
The World April 14, 2021
Some African American soldiers of the segregated 92nd Infantry Division remain unknown. But new technology could now help to identify them.
Medicine
The quest for a universal coronavirus vaccine
The World April 13, 2021
A growing number of researchers are working to develop a variant-proof vaccine that would provide lasting immunity against different strains of the coronavirus, as well as other types of coronaviruses.
Health & Medicine
French citizens can choose a preferred jab. Some say ‘vaccine shopping’ leads to waste.
The World April 13, 2021
There are still a lot of misunderstandings about COVID-19 vaccines in France, said Brigitte Abel, who manages a call center for vaccine appointments.
Science
It's been 60 years since Yuri Gagarin became the first man in outer space
The World April 12, 2021
Author Stephen Walker discusses his biography on Yuri Gagarin with The World's host Marco Werman.
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