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A Ukrainian soldier uses a periscope to view the positions of Russian-led forces on Dec. 12, 2021, in Zolote, Ukraine. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Ukraine got a signed commitment in 1994 to ensure its security – but can the US and allies stop Putin’s aggression now?

As Russia threatens to invade Ukraine, Ukrainians wonder about the worth of a 1994 agreement signed by Russia, the US and the UK, who promised to protect the newly independent state’s sovereignty.
Jake Angeli (QAnon Shaman) durante los disturbios proTrump el 6 de enero de 2021 en el Capitolio (Washington, D.C.). Shutterstock / Johnny Silvercloud

¿Es la democracia el chivo expiatorio de la pandemia?

El descontento de los ciudadanos sobre la gestión de la crisis sanitaria y económica durante la pandemia se traduce también en una insatisfacción con el funcionamiento de la democracia.
Vladimir Putin at a concert in March 2021 marking the seventh anniversary of its annexation of Crimea. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Image

Why Putin has such a hard time accepting Ukrainian sovereignty

As Ukraine wrestles with the latest threat from its larger neighbor, two scholars explain how the independent country is often viewed as part of a greater Russia – and why that inflames tensions.
Could postcards help reach people who need social services? Image Source/Digital Vision via Getty Images

To get people the help they need from the government, postcards may be the answer

Government agencies are setting up new websites and phone hotlines to provide information. But those might not be the best ways to engage with people who need help the most.
With four tiny legs and an extraordinarily long body, a fossil of the snake-like lizard Tetrapodophis amplectus has created controversy. (Julius Csotonyi)

A fossil of a snake-like lizard has generated controversy beyond its identity

In 2015, a published article described the fossil of a four-legged snake. New research has revealed that it is in fact a lizard, and the fossil is the centre of a scientific ethics debate.
A garment worker walks through a clothing factory in Montréal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. did not collect adequate information about workplace transmission. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes 

Lessons from COVID-19 for the next pandemic: We need better data on workplace transmission

Routine collection of work information from people testing positive for COVID-19 from the start of the pandemic would have enabled better understanding of the role of workplaces in transmission.
Some of North America’s groundwater is so old, it fell as rain before humans arrived here thousands of years ago. Maria Fuchs via Getty Images

Ancient groundwater: Why the water you’re drinking may be thousands of years old

As surface water diminishes in the Western US, people are drilling deeper wells – and tapping into older groundwater that can take thousands of years to replenish naturally.
Early detection of diabetes is important in setting treatment targets Xinhua/Mohamed Khidir via Getty Images

Diabetes targets would cost more but the impact would be worth it: here’s how

Targets for diabetes would improve healthy lives, reduce deaths, and be cost effective. But they should not be for managing diabetes alone; they must include treating hypertension.
In February 2021, a World Health Organization team investigating the origins of COVID-19 visited the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

Why gain-of-function research matters

The research community is taking a closer look at the lab-leak hypothesis for the origin of COVID-19, prompting discussion about the risks and benefits of engineering viruses.
Portrait de l'écrivain franco-sénégalais David Diop dont le roman a remporté le. prix international Booker 2021. JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images

David Diop: son récit obsédant d’un soldat sénégalais, couronné par le Booker Prize

Le roman de l'auteur franco-sénégalais, intitulé Frère d’âme (traduit en anglais par At Night All Blood is Black) est l'histoire poignante et marquante, sur le plan politique, d'un soldat sénégalais.

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