Researchers have helped to reduce a major health problem with a simple food – the orange sweet potato. A program created to help farmers grow the crop has unexpected and healthy results. Some reports say this is the first time an agricultural program has had a major effect on health.
An international survey shows that teaching students about their country’s political system can improve the government. But can civic education also make better citizens? One U.S. program is trying. It held its final competition in Washington, DC.
Social media are changing the ways that U.S. police departments and other government agencies operate. New media are closely watching movements by police officers, and keeping cars and trucks moving on congested roads. But some are also raising questions, especially among police officers.