Mar

24

2017

I Loved My Grandmother. But She Was a Nazi.

Op-Ed Contributor By JESSICA SHATTUCK March 24, 2017 My grandparents were Nazis. It took me until recently to be able to say — or write — this. I used to think of and refer to them as “ordinary Germans,” as if that was a distinct and morally neutral category. But like many “ordinary Germans,” they were members of the Nazi Party — they joined in 1937, before…

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Mar

24

2017
Nobody Wants To Drop Food From A Plane. But It’s Happening

Nobody Wants To Drop Food From A Plane. But It’s Happening

Food Drop in South Sudan Source: CBS News 60 Minutes A plane flies over a field in South Sudan. Out of the sky drops a cascade of pallets, sacks or boxes filled with emergency food supplies that, once they reach the ground, can make the difference between sustenance and starvation. It can make for quite a show: Unlike ordinary truck or barge deliveries, an airdrop…

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Mar

23

2017
Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School

Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School

Enlarge this image A new study shows that when infants and young children grow up in households without enough to eat, they are more likely to perform poorly at school years later. Daniel Fishel for NPR hide caption toggle caption Daniel Fishel for NPR Growing up in a hungry household in the first couple of years of life can hurt how well a child performs…

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Mar

22

2017
Social Media Star Has A ‘Crazy Idea’ To Help Somalia

Social Media Star Has A ‘Crazy Idea’ To Help Somalia

Enlarge this image Fatun Mohamed Sareye, 30, sits with her family at a camp for internally displaced people in Garowe, Somalia. Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images A viral social media campaign to fight the looming famine in Somalia has already raised more than $2 million. The goal is to send 60 tons of food to the country. But as the…

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Mar

21

2017

How Does Life Live?

“Where does the sun go? Can girls be robots? Why don’t worms have faces?” A little girl wants to know.


Mar

21

2017

How Does Life Live?

“Where does the sun go? Can girls be robots? Why don’t worms have faces?” A little girl wants to know.



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