Survey: Americans know about Zika, but not U.S. global health efforts

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Since 2010, the percentage of Americans who say they have heard “a lot” or “some” about U.S. global health efforts has dropped by 57 percent, according to a survey released last Thursday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. This downward trend is in stark contrast to the…

Bangladeshi LGBT activist hacked to death in series of killings

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Xulhaz Mannan, the editor of Bangladesh’s only LGBT magazine, was hacked to death in his apartment Monday in the latest of a long string of deadly attacks against secular bloggers and activists. According to the Guardian, the six attackers posed as couriers in order to gain…

Urban poverty is probably worse than we think

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Surveyors have essentially used the same tools to count the number of poor people living in urban centers around the world for more than three decades. With potentially outmoded tools, it’s likely that the numbers they report are off base, most likely too low, according to…

U.S. presidential campaign in the Humanosphere, #2

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This is the second story in a running series of dispatches providing analysis on issues that come up in the U.S. presidential primaries and election that are relevant to the Humanosphere. Global poverty and inequality will get scant attention from the campaigns, but issues raised and…