It’s a tough world out there for science on TV. From 2000-2012, less than 1% of network nightly news air time went to biotechnology and basic medical research.

With emergency powers during West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, governments in affected countries enacted curfews and limited movement. They also curtailed the efforts of independent news media. Broadcaster David Tam Baryoh in Sierra Leone spent 11 days in jail—likely for…

Photojournalist Alex Masi, was sheltering under plastic in the heavily polluted region of Bhopal, India, when he saw a 7-year-old dart out into the hard rain and turn her ecstatic face to the heavens. He snapped her photo, capturing a muddy moment of emancipation. That…