A Ukrainian soldier uses a periscope to view the positions of Russian-led forces on Dec. 12, 2021, in Zolote, Ukraine.
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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.).
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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.
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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?
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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.
Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges.
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In its decision, the Wisconsin jury believed Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self-defense – not recklessness, as prosecutors alleged – when he shot three people, two fatally.
With four tiny legs and an extraordinarily long body, a fossil of the snake-like lizard Tetrapodophis amplectus has created controversy.
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.
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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.
Braamfontein in central Johannesburg has benefited from the city’s urban renewal programme in recent times.
The city’s government wanted the wealthy and overwhelmingly white areas of the city to subsidise the development of the poor and overwhelmingly black areas.
Huge amounts of revealing data can be collected from sensors attached to trees.
Hooking trees up to internet-connected sensors provides a new way to study how they interact with the environment - and how the public interacts with their tweets.
Some of North America’s groundwater is so old, it fell as rain before humans arrived here thousands of years ago.
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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.
The Epcot theme park that was eventually built diverged from Walt Disney’s plans for his ‘community of tomorrow.’
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Imagining new kinds of places to live is an American tradition.
Early detection of diabetes is important in setting treatment targets
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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.
Does effort equal love?
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A series of studies shows people taking care of loved ones equate effort with love, making them feel guilty for using a product that reduces that effort.
Be careful how you decline wedding invitations.
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Several studies found that using the excuse ‘I don’t have time’ when declining an invitation harmed the relationship with the person who extended it.
Researchers have found a new way by which the brains of ancient animals can be preserved.
In February 2021, a World Health Organization team investigating the origins of COVID-19 visited the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China.
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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.
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Covax was doomed to failure from the start. It is already running into three major problems.
Portrait de l'écrivain franco-sénégalais David Diop dont le roman a remporté le.
prix international Booker 2021.
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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.
Inequality has cost women the benefits of thousands of “lost” medical inventions.
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Boosting the number of female inventors isn’t just a matter of fairness. Inventions by men are more likely to ignore women’s needs.
‘Coal is poison’: protests against a proposed Chinese-backed coal power plant in Kenya.
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We looked at 125,000 protests across Africa and mapped them against Chinese investments.