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Direct Relief Among Global Leaders at Clinton Global Initiative

<b>Organization announces support of partnership to expand health care for people in Pakistan</b><p>SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 24, 2013 – Direct Relief …

Health Care

How Mobile Phones Can Help Beat Malaria

What if mobile phones could help end a disease? And not just any disease — but malaria, one of the top three killers in the world, which infects …

What Leading Scientists Want You to Know About Today's Frightening Climate Report

"We have five minutes before midnight."<p>The polar icecaps are melting faster than we thought they would; seas are rising faster than we thought they would; extreme weather events are increasing. Have a nice day! That’s a less than scientifically rigorous summary of the findings of the Fifth …

Why Science And Values Can't Be Untangled

Facts and values are entangled in science. It's not because scientists are biased, not because they are partial or influenced by other kinds of interests, but because of a commitment to reason, consistency, coherence, plausibility and replicability. These are <i>value</i> commitments.<p>One way to bring this …

Improving Mental Health Services in Haiti

Disasters present substantial challenges for rapid emergency response, including the delivery of mental health services. The devastating 2010 …

Mental Health

Kind Hearts Are Healthier

Doing good for others warms the heart—and may protect the heart, too. Psychologists at the University of British Columbia asked 106 high school …

University of British Columbia

Scientists want to turn smartphones into earthquake sensors

For years, scientists have struggled to collect accurate real-time data on earthquakes, but a new article published today in the <i>Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America</i> may have found a better tool for the job, using the same accelerometers found in most modern smartphones. The article …

Earthquakes

Global Health Intern Alum Earns Prestigious Fellowship - Direct Relief

Direct Relief was excited to learn this week that Michael Jacobson – who was a part of the first University of Michigan Interdisciplinary Global …

5 Ways Direct Relief is Delivering A World of Good This Summer

While summertime signals rest and relaxation for many, Direct Relief continues to accelerate through its humanitarian activities. Among many ways the …

From the Field: Providing Care for Children in Cambodia

<i>Our Asia and Middle East Program Manager, Joe Harrison, is currently traveling in Southeast Asia, visiting Direct Relief’s partners who treat people</i> …

How Apple has changed since Steve Jobs

Since Steve Jobs passed away two years ago Saturday, Apple has experienced no shortage of scrutiny.<p>Investors, the media and the public alike have targeted the company, accusing it of failing to innovate. Critics claim the company has lost its edge, merely updating existing products and not creating …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

How an insecure, acid-dropping hippie kid reinvented himself as a technological visionary - and changed the world<p>When I first met Steve Jobs, I …

Silicon Valley