The way heat and humidity affect people depends on factors like the weather that’s typical where they are.
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After the announcement of President Biden’s heat initiative, The Conversation revisits stories on high summer temperatures and human health.
The book includes haunting photos from inside the ghetto, along with its record of the medical effects of starvation.
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The story behind the research can be as compelling as the results. Recording the effects of starvation, a group of Jewish doctors demonstrated their dedication to science – and their own humanity.
Abortion-rights activists gather in front of the Supreme Court in May 2022 ahead of the Dobbs decision.
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As many as 80% of young people want abortion to be legal, and most disagree with the Supreme Court’s recent Dobbs v. Jackson ruling. This could lead to high youth voting rates in the 2022 midterms.
Last year’s Tour de France winner was Tadej Pogacar, in the yellow jersey here – his second consecutive Tour title.
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Three scientists explain the biology and physics of what goes into one of the world’s most grueling races, the Tour de France.
Dairy, meats and eggs can get risky when left in warm conditions.
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Climate change has a clear link to rising foodborne illnesses. Blackouts during heat waves and wildfires are a growing part of the problem.
Grain warehouse destroyed by Russian attacks in Kopyliv, Kyiv province, Ukraine, May 28, 2022.
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Countries have used starvation as a war strategy for centuries, historically without being prosecuted. Three experts on hunger and humanitarian relief call for holding perpetrators accountable.
Emancipation Day celebration, June 19, 1900, held in ‘East Woods’ on East 24th St. in Austin, Texas.
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Known as Juneteenth in Texas, Emancipation Days symbolized America’s attempt to free the enslaved across the nation. But those days were unable to prevent new forms of economic slavery.
Negotiations over the years have aimed to protect forests, biodiversity and the climate.
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The Stockholm Conference in June 1972 launched five decades of international negotiations on everything from biodiversity to climate change.
Sales of handguns have exploded in recent years.
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A closer look at firearms sales reveals some interesting trends that should be part of America’s ongoing conversation about the root causes of gun violence.
Where you’ve been and who you’ve interacted with are not difficult for governments and corporations to find out.
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Even a burner phone paid for with cash can reveal your identity and where you’ve been. A data privacy expert explains.
Bumblebees at work, dotted with pollen.
Bees offer insights into many scientific questions, from cooperating in close quarters to strategies for finding food.
Germany, heavily reliant on natural gas from Russia, has seen a fast expansion in solar power since Russia attacked Ukraine.
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War, famine and an energy crunch are affecting the world’s response to climate change, but there are reasons for optimism.
Many Ukrainians returned home after fleeing the Russian invasion, including this family that arrived on April 12, 2022, in Lviv, Ukraine, from refuge in Poland.
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A young woman in Lviv, Ukraine, writes about fleeing Russian aggression not once, but twice, since 2014 and explains the fierce desire to stay in her home country – a desire shared by many.
Distributing flour rations and other food supplies in southern Yemen on March 29, 2022.
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Grain and fertilizer shortages, higher shipping costs and a strong dollar are all pushing food prices up and increasing hunger in dozens of vulnerable countries.
Russia sees itself as a perennial target.
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As Western sanctions seek to isolate Russia, they also perversely reinforce the country’s mythic view of itself as a special place that outsiders want to destroy.
A researcher at the advocacy group Oceana uses GPS data to trace the activity of fishing boats.
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One of the oldest industries, fishing, is entering the world of advanced analytics and data-driven planning. With oceans under stress and key fish stocks dwindling, can precision fishing help?
Supporters of Imran Khan take to the streets.
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The former prime minister was forced from office by a vote of no confidence. But that doesn’t mean the political drama is over, an expert on Pakistani politics explains.
Millions of Syrians remain displaced from the conflict that began in 2011.
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Russia has used similar tactics in both countries, including bombings that flatten homes, schools, hospitals and key infrastructure. The humanitarian needs are vast.
Still Pakistan’s poster boy?
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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan dissolved Parliament rather than face a no-confidence vote. The Conversation asked an expert: What happens next?
Peace talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t be easy.
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Sanctions take time to bite, and Putin has time on his side.