Deborah Nelson and Himanshu Ojha

Deborah Nelson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is a freelance investigative reporter for Reuters and a senior lecturer at the University of Maryland's Merrill College of Journalism. Himanshu Ojha is a reporter on the Reuters global data-journalism team

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"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

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From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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