Worm Wars: Is Deworming Project Helping African Children?

  Over the past few decades, the World Health Organization has conducted large-scale prophylactic deworming of  school children in developing nations in an attempt to eliminate the devastating health effects of intestinal parasites. Because it’s not considered cost effective to test for worms before treating, organizations have simply treated all school-age children in high infection…

“Hidden Figures”: An Untold Story Shines on Film

    Hidden Figures is the previously untold story of three African-American women—two mathematicians and one engineer —who worked at NASA in the early 1960s. With both their gender and race serving as obstacles to their advancement and acceptance by colleagues, mathematicians Katherine Goble Johnson and Dorothy Vaughn, along with engineer Mary Jackson, helped set…