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Japanese schoolchildren in Tokyo
A new Asian power rises, fueling awe and anxiety. Its economic rise seems inevitable, until it doesn't. We've seen this movie before, with Japan in the '80s. Now it's China's turn, and while history rarely repeats itself, it can rhyme, and it's rhyming now as China's economic growth slows and challenges, some similar to those Japan faced, mount. So what might China learn from Japan's experience? And how is Japan shaping a new role for itself, so it will continue to matter in this century?
Therapist Rozely Fontoura holds Juan Pedro, a baby with microcephaly, in Recife, Brazil on March 26.
Colombia and Venezuela, proving grounds for the Zika crisis, so far show no signs of a microcephaly spike.
Residents at Naruna Estates say they're being forced out of their homes in an echo of an apartheid-era policy. The government says not at all -- they're just not paying their rent.
Under apartheid, millions of black and mixed-race South Africans were forced to leave their homes and move to barren land, away from white South Africans. Now, some families of color living in Cape Town fear the history of forced evictions is about to repeat itself, this time under a democratically elected government.
Brooklyn Bridge
America's infrastructure, its roads, bridges and more, is crumbling. It's something politicians of all stripes, Democrats and Republicans, agree on. But still nothing gets done. Blame the complex funding structure.
Airport
When a climate scientist decided to stop flying to cut his carbon emissions, he caught a glimpse of the post-oil future.
Coffee cup
Peter Seligmann is running the Sustainable Coffee Challenge to prevent deforestation and change the way coffee is grown around the world.
Syrian filmmaker and satirist Firas Alshater says Europe will embrace its new refugees, but it just might take a while.
Satirist Firas Alshater was jailed by Syrian authorities for his videos. After he was granted asylum in Germany, he rediscovered his sense of humor.
Looking at male mosquitos in Tetiaroa.
Should you travel to Latin America with the Zika virus raging? Should you buy mosquito netting now. Science writer Karen Weintraub answers frequently asked questions.
A baby born with microcephaly reacts to stimulus during an evaluation session with a physiotherapist at the Altino Ventura rehabilitation center in Recife, Brazil on January 28, 2016.
Brazil's surge in microcephaly cases has been widely blamed on the Zika virus. Now some claim it might be caused by pesticides, or even vaccines. We asked an NIH expert to sort out what we know from what we don't.
A filter used in India could be used in America
A filter, which requires no electricity, is already providing contaminant-free water to 400,000 people in West Bengal and seven other Indian states. Its inventor says Flint, Michigan, should try it.

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