Haitians and other US-bound migrants are boarding boats from Colombia by the hundreds each day. Next stop: the Darien Gap, a jungle that's feared as much for the armed rebels and narcos as for the snakes and jaguars.
Israel has one of the lowest rates of organ donation in the developed world. But advocates hope that religious and political leaders like the late Shimon Peres can help persuade Israeli Jews to sign up.
Sections of Ukraine's national medicine cabinets have been running empty since the country's conflict with Russia began. As a result, diseases that were under control for many decades are making a comeback.
Guatemala is reported to be the most evangelical country in the Americas. And, according to the Pew Research Center, it has the highest rate of believers that faith reaps success. Almolonga, a small mountain town, is held up as proof.
From a storied past as spice market and trading hub, India’s southwestern state of Kerala now aims to become a hub for the Internet of Things. It has joined the Fab Lab network, started by MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, and was the first region or state to sign on as a Fab City.
In the hills north of San Francisco, a new form of farming is taking root. It's called biointensive farming, and it has the potential to give small farmers a much bigger impact on the global food supply.
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