How Better Nutrition for Children Helps Solve Two of the World’s Biggest ProblemsA group of Nobel laureates analyze the cost-effectiveness of solutions to the world's biggest problems
War Is a Long, Messy HellAnd it’s more important than ever that we try to prevent it in the first place.
Can You Really Make Clouds Whiter and More Reflective?Scientists are getting there, and it might be the one of the best ways to fight climate change.
We Still Need To Save the Rain ForestsBiodiversity efforts are often targeted toward saving cute animals. But the real problem is disappearing forests, wetlands, and mangroves.
An Ounce of Prevention ...It’s harder for poor countries to respond to natural disasters. We should help them be better prepared before hurricanes and earthquakes strike.
The Thorny Issue of Population GrowthLife expectancy is up and poverty is down worldwide, even with our rapidly expanding global population. Are our fears of catastrophe overblown?
Malaria Is Making a ComebackBut making sure new drugs are affordable for poor countries is still a cheap way to save hundreds of thousands of children.
The High Cost of Heart Disease and CancerMalaria, AIDS, and tuberculosis get all the attention in the developing world. But chronic diseases kill more people.
To Educate Children, We Have To Teach Their ParentsWe can improve education in poor countries by showing parents the importance of schooling.
There’s No One Perfect Fix for Climate ChangeSlate readers debate their favored solutions for the world’s biggest problems.
Will Producing More Food Only Add to the Population Problem?Slate readers debate solutions for solving the world’s biggest problems.
Family Planning, Better Nutrition, and No More SmokingSlate readers weigh in on their favorite solutions to the world’s biggest problems.
Your Priorities for Fixing Hunger, Disease, and SanitationSlate readers choose their favorite solutions for the world’s biggest problems.
Tobacco Taxes, Micronutrients, and Better ImmunizationsSlate readers choose their favorite solutions for the world’s biggest problems.
Do We Really Need To Reduce Salt Consumption?Slate readers debate the Copenhagen Consensus priorities for fighting chronic disease.
Your Priorities for Fixing HungerSlate readers respond to the Copenhagen Consensus ideas to solve malnutrition.