Fixes

It Takes a Mosquito to Fight a Mosquito
In Australia, China and elsewhere, scientists are fighting disease-carrying mosquitoes by introducing another type, carrying just a harmless form of bacteria.
Making a Difference in 2018
Even during a year of division and fear of the future in many corners of America, the Fixes column found people trying to make things better — and succeeding.
For Starving Children, a Bite of Hope
Malnutrition kills a million of the world’s children a year. To stem that, United Nations agencies and charities are testing a new system for distributing high-nutrition foods more efficiently.
Down Under, More Humane Private Prisons
Australia and New Zealand contract with companies to design and manage facilities and reward the companies financially if their prisoners’ recidivism rates fall.
Recovering the (Lost) Art of Civility
Deepening political divisions in America are spurring acts of extreme violence. What will it take to regain civil discourse that serves common interests?