New Study Suggests Poverty Affects the Size of a Child’s Brain

Perhaps one of the most ubiquitous and ostensibly insurmountable social issues in the modern world is income inequality; its effects are felt in a number of different arenas, both here in the U.S. as well as abroad. There is an … READ MORE>>

Splash! A Swimming Pool for Peace

Water is the source of life. It is a versatile solvent, conducts electricity, can be a solid, a liquid or a gas. If water did not evaporate, we would not have clouds, rain, plants or, for that matter, any living … READ MORE>>

Unleashing Brain Power in the Land of the Free

Liberia, the “Land of the Free,” was founded by African Americans and freed slaves from the United States in 1820. In a few years, thousands of them piled into settlements, and, in 1847, they proclaimed the independence of the Republic … READ MORE>>

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HOPE: The Key to Using the Brain Well for Poverty Reduction and Universal Welfare

The poverty gap is one of the most pressing issues confronting mankind. Although the number of poor people as defined by the United Nations has gone down from 1.7 billion in 2011 to 1 billion in 2012, the problem persists. … READ MORE>>

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Everything You Wanted to Know About the Cerebellum but Were Afraid to Ask

Q&A with Professor Sam Wang The cerebellum has long been known to control coordination, but recent research has suggested it does a great deal more than that. by Franziska Green Professor Sam Wang, associate professor of molecular biology and neuroscience … READ MORE>>

The Brain and the World, the Mind and the Body
Brain Education for a better world

The United Nations General Assembly meets once a year, gathering 193 states to put their heads together to solve the world’s problems. As the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations, the General Assembly provides a unique … READ MORE>>

LIBERIA: A MAN WITH A MISSION

Out of Africa Liberia’s Deputy Representative to the UN Has Come A Long Way from His Modest Roots. Q&A with Remongar Dennis by Amy Klein ■ Growing up in a village in Grand Bassa County in the west-central portion of … READ MORE>>

Power against Violence
Brain Education comes to Tonacatepeque, El Salvador

Gangs, violence, sexual abuse, poverty. These are words that are commonly used in Tonacatepeque, an area located about 25 miles outside San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador. At the heart of Tonacatepeque lies Centro Escolar Distrito Italia, a school … READ MORE>>

The Hidden Cost Of Sporting Events

Countries around the world deal with trash left behind. READ MORE>>

Eye On The UN Roundup Of Global Issues

In 1995, 189 governments and more than 5,000 representatives from 2,100 ngos participated in the conference in Beijing, which promised to remove the obstacles to women’s public participation through equality in economic, social, cultural and political decision-making. READ MORE>>

Worldwide Mental Health In Crisis

“The overwhelming majority of the 400 million persons with mental disorders are not being provided with even the most basic mental health care.” READ MORE>>

Every Human Being Has The Fundamental Right To Education

INTERVIEW WITH DR. MMANTSETSA MAROPE, DIRECTOR OF BASIC EDUCATION, UNESCO READ MORE>>