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The New Type Of Insurance That Protects Indian Women During Extreme Heat
An innovative microinsurance product, the Extreme Heat Income Insurance, provides some financial relief to Indian female workers suffering in the heat.
Why A ‘Humane’ Label On Meat And Eggs Means Very Little
Oversight of label claims is very limited
Nigeria’s marathon struggle against counterfeit medicines
Counterfeit and substandard medicines are not unusual in Africa. A concerted enforcement effort and reworked regulation have lessened the problem in Nigeria
Tech Abounds To Fight Bad Medicines In Nigeria, But Will People Actually Use It?
Even people who can access medicines with a verification service often don’t bother to use it. And this is where Chekkit has innovated a way to inculcate the habit.
Nigeria Races To Scale Up Its Production Of Medicines
A number of people believe that boosting Nigerian pharma manufacturing would make it less vulnerable to bad medicines in the supply chain.
How scientists are using WhatsApp for research and communication
The messaging tool can help to reach collaborators and study participants in areas where Internet connectivity is poor.
Why teaching robots to blink is hard but important
It's my first time drumming along with a robot.
Why robotic worms could one day dig beneath your feet
For decades, scientists have been developing soft robots inspired by a creature often taken for granted - the humble earthworm.
Why friendship makes us healthier
It's well-established that romantic relationships can improve your health and even help you to live longer. But does friendship bring the same benefits?
Plants As Living Systems For Harvesting Electricity
Leaves fluttering in the wind are a common sight. Now imagine if that motion could be harnessed to power a device.
High Egg Prices Create Opportunities For Vegan Eggs, But Those Also Face Issues
Egg prices have hit the roof. One beneficiary has been makers of egg alternatives.
The Crucial Role Of Volunteers During Cholera Outbreaks
Globally, the cholera situation is the worst it’s been in 20 years.
Integrating Movement Into Tech For Visual Impairment
On a hill overlooking a small airport whose runway stretches into the Ligurian Sea sits the Unit for Visually Impaired People, part of the Italian Institute for Technology (IIT) in Genoa.
From Neuroscience Research To Cell Phone Microscopy
A microscopy kit that can be used with any smartphone