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Assisted reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization can help expand families, but regulations aren’t consistent across states. moodboard/Image Source via Getty Images

Fertility treatment use is on the rise – new legislation could increase protections for donors and families in an industry shrouded in secrecy

A pending bill in Colorado would disclose donor information to children and their parents and set limits on how many families can use a single individual’s egg or sperm.
A Spanish-language sign warns migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border against explsing themselves to the dangerous elements in the desert. David Howells/Corbis via Getty Images

More migrants are dying along the US-Mexico border, but it’s hard to say how big the problem actually is

The number of migrants dying while trying to cross the US-Mexico border is at an all-time high. But these figures are still likely an underestimate.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his ex-wife, Melinda French Gates, gave their foundation $15 billion right before their divorce became final. Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty ImagesLudovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

The 50 biggest US donors gave or pledged nearly $28 billion in 2021 – Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates account for $15 billion of that total

Three scholars weigh in regarding the priorities of these wealthy American donors, who gave less to social service and racial justice groups than in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The rubble after the raid on Islamic State group leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi. AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed

Islamic State leader killed in US raid – where does this leave the terrorist group?

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi had led the terrorist group since 2019. His death may lead to uncertainty over who will replace him but may not signal the group’s demise.
Women’s reports of domestic violence are widely rejected by family courts. The Image Bank/Getty Images

Victims of domestic abuse find no haven in family courts

Family courts’ hostility – both in the US and abroad – toward claims of paternal or spousal abuse has been widely reported. Now there’s an in-depth study that documents that hostility.
Des corps sont déchargés d’une camionnette à l’extérieur d’un hôpital après l’attentat qui a tué une centaine de personnes à l’extérieur de l’aéroport de Kaboul, le 26 août 2021. L’attaque a été revendiquée par l’État islamique au Khorassan. Wakil Kohsar/AFP

Qu’est-ce que l’État islamique au Khorassan, qui a revendiqué l’attentat de l’aéroport de Kaboul ?

Deux experts présentent l’État islamique au Khorassan, la branche afghane de Daech, active depuis plusieurs années, qui a revendiqué le sanglant attentat commis le 26 août devant l’aéroport de Kaboul.
El ISIS-K, afiliado al grupo Estado Islámico, ha reivindicado la autoría del atentado de Kabul. Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

¿Qué es el ISIS-K?

Se trata de uno de las cuatro organizaciones terroristas más mortíferas del mundo y, tras un largo período de crisis, reaparece ahora para intentar demostrar que los talibanes afganos son incapaces de proporcionar seguridad a la población.
ISIS-K, an affiliate of the Islamic State group, has claimed responsibility for the Kabul terrorist attack. Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the deadly Kabul airport attack and its rivalry with the Taliban

An attack on the Kabul airport has left scores dead and many more injured. Two terrorism scholars explain who the group thought responsible is, and how big of a threat is it.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a briefing at the Hakirya military base in Tel Aviv on May 19, 2021. Sebastian Scheiner/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

As trust between Israeli Jews and Arabs reaches new lows, Netanyahu rises again

There are two splits in public opinion about the current Israel-Palestine violence, though everyone has the same set of facts. A cognitive psychologist explains how this can happen.
A deforested piece of land in the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, in the state of Rondonia, in northern Brazil, on Aug. 23, 2019. Carl De SouzaA/FP via Getty Images

Brazil’s economic crisis, prolonged by COVID-19, poses an enormous challenge to the Amazon

Because Brazil’s economic prosperity in the last two decades is increasingly linked to the Amazon’s good health, restoring the country’s economy is a critical first step toward ending deforestation.
School lunch is a lot less fun during a pandemic. Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

How school lunch could improve when classrooms are full again

Students are spreading out when they eat and using more single-serve packaging. Future changes to school meals could be less visible.

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