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Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner before a WNBA game in 2015. Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After initial silence, the Biden administration is making moves to free WNBA star Brittney Griner from Russian detention

At 6 feet, 8 inches tall, Brittney Griner has become an international basketball star. She is now locked up in a Russian prison after what US officials describe as “wrongfully detained.”
As missiles rain down on Ukraine’s telecommunications infrastructure, including Kyiv’s TV tower, hackers have been attacking in cyberspace. Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty Images

How Ukraine has defended itself against cyberattacks – lessons for the US

Russian hackers have been attacking Ukraine for years, but with help from US government agencies, businesses and universities, Ukraine’s cyber defenses have grown stronger.
Une femme tient une pancarte avec les mots « la langue est une arme » écrits en ukrainien lors d'une manifestation en 2020 contre un projet de loi visant à élargir l'utilisation du russe dans l'enseignement public ukrainien. Evgen Kotenko/ Ukrinform/Future Publishing via Getty Images

Entre la langue ukrainienne et le russe, une lutte ancienne

Pour les nationalistes russes, la langue ukrainienne est classée comme un dérivé de la langue russe, et l’invasion ressemble moins à un acte d’agression qu’à une réintégration.
A woman holds a placard with the words ‘language is a weapon’ written in Ukrainian during a 2020 protest of a bill that sought to widen the use of Russian in Ukrainian public education. Evgen Kotenko/ Ukrinform/Future Publishing via Getty Images

Long before shots were fired, a linguistic power struggle was playing out in Ukraine

To Russian nationalists, if the Ukrainian language is classified as a derivative of the Russian language, the invasion looks less like an act of aggression and more like reintegration.
Single mothers are more likely than single fathers to have their debts discharged in court. Heide Benser/Getty Images

Your chances of getting rid of student loan debt depend on who you are

When researchers examined the outcomes for cases to discharge student loan debt, they found that judges are often biased against people based on their gender and other factors.
Researchers at Florida International University successfully trained One Betta, a Dutch Shepard, and three other dogs to detect COVID-19 on face masks. The dogs got it right 96% to 99% of the time. Joe Raedle/Staff/Getty Images North America

Dogs can be trained to sniff out COVID-19 – a team of forensic researchers explain the science

Dogs have such sensitive noses that they can be trained to detect the odors of crop pests, endangered species, illegal drugs – and diseases like COVID-19.
Exposure to videos of disasters can trigger post-traumatic stress symptoms in some children. Chokchai Poomichaiya / EyeEm via Getty Images

Disaster news on TV and social media can trigger post-traumatic stress in kids thousands of miles away – here’s why some are more vulnerable

Children don’t have to be in physical danger for disaster images to have a powerful psychological impact.
Dealing with customers every day can put significant stress on hospitality workers. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Bad managers, burnout and health fears: Why record numbers of hospitality workers are quitting the industry for good

New research shines light on what is driving hospitality workers – like waiters and hotel workers – to abandon the industry as part of the ‘great resignation.’
Giving a portion of one’s wealth annually is part of the spiritual practice in Islam. gahsoon/E+ via Getty Images

What is Zakat? A scholar of Islam explains

Zakat, or charity, is a fundamental practice within the Islamic faith.
On average, two students in every U.S. classroom have ADHD. damircudic/E+ via Getty Images

What causes ADHD and can it be cured?

Even when the condition lasts a lifetime, there are behavioral treatments and prescription drugs that make it easier for people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder to thrive.

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