Watch: A cellular biologist animates the life cycle of HIV in this hypnotic video by Karen Frances Eng

While the musical soundtrack is wholly a product of the imagination, everything else in this spellbinding animation of the HIV virus — created by Janet Iwasa — was based on the findings of researchers.

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Inside the online platform that’s empowering survivors of campus sexual assaults … and catching repeat offenders by Karen Frances Eng

Outraged at the incidence of sex crimes at colleges, activist Jess Ladd got mad — and then she got to building. Here’s how she developed a secure and sensitive reporting system that’s in use on 13 campuses.

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Meet the genius scientist transforming the world on a shoestring by Karen Frances Eng

Bioengineering professor Manu Prakash brought the world a 50-cent microscope. Now he’s created more cheap public health tools, including a paper centrifuge and a mosquito identifier. And he’s just getting started.

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You think you know the story of European migration — but not like this by Karen Frances Eng

Launching today, Alison Killing’s immersive online documentary project migration trail lets you follow along in real time as two fictional characters make perilous 10-day journeys to Europe.
In late 2015, the shocking photograph of a toddler washed up on a beach in Turkey galvanized public attention on large numbers of migrants traveling to Europe, many by sea and under extremely risky conditions. Because of the surge in numbers of irregular travelers that year — more than 1 million — and the thousands of lives lost, media headlines at the time emblazoned the situation as a “crisis” in mainstream consciousness.

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Singularity is near — and it’s in the form of a dachshund named Elly by Karen Frances Eng

Restless tech innovator Yale Fox gave voice to his dog Elly by mounting Amazon Alexa software to a Raspberry Pi and hooking it up to a mic and speakers. Now Elly can talk to people she meets on the streets, picking up keywords that prompt responses.

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A harrowing look at the “war on drugs” in the Philippines by Karen Frances Eng

Philippine police forces have killed thousands in a brutal crackdown on suspected drug dealers and users — a campaign that President Trump has praised. On the eve of Trump’s visit to the country, documentarian Ed Ou tells us what life is like on the ground.

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