On Feb. 24, Russian tanks moving into Ukraine.
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Lost in the outrage over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the fact that many in the West have long warned that widespread NATO expansion into Eastern Europe could spark just such a conflict.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed the war on Ukraine is a ‘peacekeeping mission.’
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A Holocaust historian explains why Ukrainian history needs to be understood in terms of both past violence against Jews as well as the state’s pluralistic vision.
Donetsk residents celebrate recognition of independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics by Russia on Feb. 21, 2022.
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History has many uses, and not all of them are noble. That’s very much the case as the public gets a crash course from politicians about Ukrainian history.
The majority of drug failures are attributed to lack of clinical efficacy and high toxicity.
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Drug development is a long and costly process that often ends in failure. Improving the way potential drug candidates are optimized could help boost success rates.
What he wants. What he really, really wants?
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A scholar of Russian history breaks down what Putin’s aim might be in threatening military invasion, and why that might backfire.
The concept of placebos – which are sometimes called “sugar pills” – has been around since the 1800s.
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Drug manufacturers often shun the use of placebos in clinical trials. But research suggests that placebos could play an important role in the treatment of depression, pain and other maladies.
Over the past two decades, researchers have gained a great deal of insight into the risks surrounding concussions – some of which has led to sweeping policy changes.
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Millions of sports-related concussions occur in the US every year. Many of them happen to high school and college athletes.
Whitney Houston sings the national anthem on January 27, 1991, at Super Bowl XXV during the Persian Gulf War.
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For the NFL, playing the national anthem started as a patriotic marketing ploy. It’s now played before every game alongside ‘Lift Every Voice,’ the Black national anthem, and ‘America the Beautiful.’
Hemp plants growing on a farm in Colorado.
In the first published survey of users of the hemp-derived compound, respondents highlight some important therapeutic effects.
Young people say they don’t use protection during oral sex.
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Oral sex is common among young people. Protection from STIs is not.
Wishing won’t be enough to make the pandemic history.
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None of our authors can see the future, but many do have expertise that offers insights about what’s reasonable to expect.
So far in 2021, there have been over 200 school shootings.
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With school shootings in 2021 at the highest they’ve ever been, experts on the topic offer advice about what to do about it.
Conversation in person usually feels effortless. Conversation over video? Not so much.
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It appears that the rhythms of your brain waves get in sync with the speech patterns of the person you’re conversing with. Videoconferencing throws off that syncing process.
Spotted hyenas provide ecosystem services that improve human welfare and contribute to sustainable development goals.
Un Bangladais reçoit une dose de vaccin Covid-19.
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Chaque dose de Pfizer suit un parcours long et complexe au cours duquel elle sera mélangée et conservée à des températures polaires selon un protocole bien spécifique avant de pouvoir être injectée.
Un hombre recibe una vacuna en Bangladesh.
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Antes de ser inoculada, cada dosis de Pfizer hace un largo y complejo camino que implica la mezcla, el almacenamiento a temperaturas más frías que el Polo Sur y protocolos específicos que deben cumplirse con extremo control.
Social technologies perpetuate a single idea of what constitutes a pregnancy.
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New research shows technologies like pregnancy apps do not account for pregnancy loss 72% of the time, causing real harm to users.
Surplus corn piled outside a farmer’s co-op storage facility in Paoli, Colorado.
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The US has required motor fuels to contain 10% biofuels since 2005. As this program nears a key milestone in 2022, farm advocates want to expand it while critics want to pare it back or repeal it.
The scene of the latest – but likely not the last – U.S. school shooting.
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A 15-year-old sophomore killed four students in a Michigan school attack. The gun he used was purchased by his father just four days earlier.
4.5 million-year-old cranium of the fossil elephant Loxodonta adaurora, from Ileret, Kenya, in right lateral and front views.
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The anatomy of the teeth in the cranium and its bones show that it belongs to an extinct cousin of the living African savanna and forest elephants.