How do drugs affect the brain?

How do drugs affect the brain?

Most people will take a pill, receive an injection, or otherwise take some kind of medicine during their lives. But most of us don’t know anything about how these substances actually work. How can various compounds impact the way we physically feel, think, and even behave? Sara Garofalo explains how different drugs alter the communication between cells in the brain.

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Growing Trees Is Helping Fight Poverty in Cameroon

Growing Trees Is Helping Fight Poverty in Cameroon

In rural Africa, farmers are struggling to feed their families. The market price of the cash crops they depend on is fluctuating wildly on a monthly basis and there are no government subsidies to make up the loss of income. Zac Tchoundjeu is taking a grassroots approach to cutting this chain of poverty: empowering farmers with simple, powerful agroforestry techniques that they can bring back to their communities to improve their yield, market agency, and confidence.

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