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Chugging Chimpanzee

Photo. Wild chimps have a wildly varied diet.

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X-Rays Discovered

On January 5, 1896, the Austrian newspaper Wiener Presse reported the discovery of a new kind of radiation....


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Salk Tests Polio Vaccine

On March 26, 1953, University of Pittsburgh scientist Jonas Salk announced that he was testing a polio vaccine....


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World Health Organization Established

On April 7, 1948, the United Nations established the World Health Organization (WHO) with headquarters in Geneva, S...


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Dog Sleds Deliver Medicine, Inspiring Iditarod

On February 2, 1925, a dog sled team delivered medicine to the town of Nome, Alaska, inspiring the annual Iditarod ...

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World AIDS Day

On December 1, 1988, the world first recognized World AIDS Day, calling attention to the infectious disease respons...



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Wastewater Engineer: Dr. Ashley Murray

Profile of Dr. Ashley Murray, wastewater engineer and National Geographic Emerging Explorer.

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food staple

Encyclopedic entry. A food staple is a food that makes up the dominant part of a population’s diet. Food staples ar...


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Insecticide-Treated Nets

Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) last up to three years, and reduce the mortality rate from malaria by about 20%....


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Funnel-web Fangs

An Australian spider sinks its chelicerae in.


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Biotechnologist and Entrepreneur: Dr. Hayat Sindi

Dr. Hayat Sindi is a biotechnologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer working to bring affordable health c...

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Artificial Heart Recipient Dies

On November 30, 2001, Robert Tools of Louisville, Kentucky, died, 151 days after surgery that implanted a fully sel...



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Happy Birthday, John Snow

On March 15, 1813, John Snow was born in York, England.

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Trans Fats Banned in NYC Restaurants

On December 5, 2006, New York became the first city in the United States to ban trans fats at restaurants.


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Penicillin Discovered

On September 28, 1928, Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, now one of the world’s lea...


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Global Handwashing Day

On October 15, 2008, the world first celebrated Global Handwashing Day.


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Toxic Gas Leak in Bhopal

On December 3, 1984, almost 4,000 people died in Bhopal, India, after breathing toxic chemicals leaked from a pesti...

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World Heart Day

On September 29, 2000, the world first celebrated World Heart Day, encouraging people and communities to make heart...



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Smallpox Eradicated

On December 9, 1979, scientists announced the official eradication of smallpox, the only disease that has been syst...

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Putting Waste to Work

Video. Emerging Explorer Sasha Kramer fights some of Haiti’s most pressing health, economic, and environmenta...


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Health at Every Size

Join the new peace movement—with your own body! Learn how Health at Every Size can help you become healthy without ...


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Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Photo. Fresh fruits and vegetables are two of the most important parts of a healthy diet.

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Teaching Through Tragedy

Help students cope with national and global tragedies, and be prepared to deal with a crisis in a school.