Corinna Wu

Corinna Wu has worked as a science journalist for more than 15 years on the staffs of U.S. News & World Report, Science News, and the radio show Science Update. As a freelance writer, editor, and producer, her journalism has been published in Nature, Science, Technology Review, and Prism, and her radio pieces broadcast on the Marketplace Morning Report, KQED's Pacific Time, and Scientific American's 60-Second Science. In 2005, she was awarded a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship; she spent a year at MIT studying neuroscience and engineering design.

Diversity and Generosity

May. 15, 2013 2

Where levels of workplace diversity are higher than average, the level of charitable giving also tends to be higher.

What Makes People Mobilize?

May. 15, 2013

Protest movements don't emerge merely because people have something to protest. Many other factors come into play.

The Return of Segregation

May. 15, 2013

Racial integration in US schools has declined in the wake of recent court decisions to release districts from earlier desegregation orders.

Curbing Corruption

May. 15, 2013

Political reform alone doesn't ensure good government. Equally important, if not more so, are institutions that let citizens act collectively.

When Cooking Can Kill

Feb. 21, 2013

Traditional cookstoves are being recognized as a major health hazard.

Elusive Effectiveness

Feb. 21, 2013 1

A look at how to examine the effectiveness of community advocacy and representation.

Trading on Climate Change

Nov. 14, 2012

Tanzania might benefit from unexpected trade opportunities resulting from climate change—but the country must enact policies to take advantage of them.

The New Chinese Underclass

Aug. 31, 2012

Due to the rapid growth of its cities, China's middle class is growing—but so is its urban poor.

Unequal Market Access

Aug. 15, 2012

Markets can promote economic development, as long as they are inclusive.

Prairie Portfolio

Aug. 15, 2012

Economists are using a tool familiar to the financial industry to analyze climate change outcomes for conservationists.