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Brazilian Study Of Babies Born With Microcephaly Finds 'Profound Abnormalities' : Goats and Soda Gleyse Kelly da Silva holds her daughter, Maria Giovanna, who was born with microcephaly. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption toggle caption Felipe Dana/AP Gleyse Kelly da Silva holds her daughter, Maria Giovanna, who was born with microcephaly.

Darwin vs God? Did the Origin of Species cause a clash between church and science? On 12 February 1809, Charles Darwin, the bearded Victorian sage on the ten pound note, was born. Many people believe he was the man who discovered we come from monkeys. Yet he did no such thing. Writers before Darwin had made connections between humans and apes and monkeys because of our obvious physical similarities. But the theory for which Darwin is so celebrated was not aimed particularly at human ancestry at all.

Home - DATA, Debt AIDS Trade Africa With fewer than 1,000 days to go until the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), ONE’s new Special Report Tracking Development Assistance, explores overall trends in official development assistance (ODA) and shows how donor countries are doing in their efforts to support Africa. This special briefing follows on from ONE’s main 2013 DATA Report report, Financing the Fight for Africa’s Transformation, published in May. Using preliminary OECD DAC data on development assistance for 2012, ONE reveals that global aid flows declined for a second year in a row, taking many donors further away from reaching their aid targets, and development assistance to Africa and sub-Saharan Africa was cut disproportionately. Sixteen of the 24 major donor countries reduced their aid to the region last year. Despite a challenging global economic environment, many poor and middle-income countries are making dramatic progress towards the highly ambitious MDG targets.

A Report Covers The Reasons That Millions Of Kids Die Or Suffer. But All The News Isn't Gloomy : Goats and Soda China is one of the countries where childhood mortality is dropping. Above, students practice martial arts. ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images China is one of the countries where childhood mortality is dropping. Queen Elizabeth I for Kids Biography Occupation: Queen of England Born: September 7, 1533 in Greenwich, England Died: March 24, 1603 in Richmond, England Best known for: Ruling England for 44 yearsBiography: Growing Up as a Princess Princess Elizabeth was born on September 7, 1533. Her father was Henry VIII, the King of England, and her mother was Queen Anne. She was heir to the throne of England. Queen Elizabeth by Unknown

the Living Africa - contents As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Zika Virus Expected to Spread Through the Americas The World Health Organization warned Monday of the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus through the Americas, as scientists rush to better understand the disease’s suspected links to a surge in fetal deformities in Brazil and governments issue travel warnings to pregnant women. Brazilian health officials believe Zika has caused a spike in the number of babies born with microcephaly, a condition in which a baby’s brain and head don’t develop to a healthy size, leading to brain damage. Nearly 4,000 cases of microcephaly have been tracked since the outbreak began—more than 30 times the number in a typical year, Reuters reported.

News, Articles, Photos & More Travel like a Historian in Massachusetts The state may be home to America's quirkiest historic mansion. Read More Why the U.S. Made Marijuana Illegal Africa Health and Medicine on the Internet "up to 80% of people in the south use it as part of primary health care. The situation has given rise to concerns among health practitioners and consumers on the issue of safety, above all, but also on questions of policy, regulation, evidence, biodiversity and preservation and protection of traditional knowledge." WHo released 'a global plan.....

BREAKING: Electrify Africa passes the House! You helped make this happen Editor’s Note: Global citizens took 33,214 actions in support of this campaign with ONE. This bill will help sub-Saharan African countries modernize their power infrastructure and increase their access to electricity—saving lives, strengthening education, alleviating extreme poverty, and accelerating growth and development. The legislation passed the Senate in December and heads now to the White House for President Obama’s signature. We couldn’t have done it without you. For the past four years, ONE members have signed petitions, written letters, sent tweets, and made calls in an effort to ask Congress to pass this bill. It wasn’t easy. A Black History Internet Scavenger Hunt Send students on a Black History scavenger hunt. Students can learn about famous black Americans while polishing their Internet surfing skills. Included: Four different "hunts" -- for students of all ages. Choose a Black History Internet Scavenger Hunt from the list below. Invite students to read the ten clues on the assigned page. Then students should read the ten Internet biographies listed at the bottom of each page.

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The World Bank Is Turning 70. Do We Still Need It? The World Bank opened in 1946 to finance a global economy just emerging from colonization and warfare and just embarking on the Cold War. Today the global development landscape is radically different, and capital circles the globe at volumes unthinkable back then. Why keep the World Bank now? That’s the question asked in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Economic Perspectives.