Anna Husarska of the International Rescue Committee extols the “chukudu,” an onomotopoeic wooden scooter that’s helping to liberate women, decrease criminality, and reshape the market in war-ravaged eastern Congo.

Via Kristof, health activist Lance Laifer wishes that some of the 13,074,412 Facebookers devoted to the top five health-related “causes” would focus some of their energy on pneumonia (just 67 members). Coming November 2, “pneumonia 2.0,” the renewed fight against a forgotten disease.

Ocean scholars Scott Borgerson and Caitlyn Antrim propose turning the Arctic into an “international park” for scientific research — and presumably feeding reindeers from frozen benches. Better get moving…the Russians are coming.

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