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The book includes haunting photos from inside the ghetto, along with its record of the medical effects of starvation.

Warsaw Ghetto’s defiant Jewish doctors secretly documented the medical effects of Nazi starvation policies

A researcher at Tufts University near Boston discovered an old book full of research on starvation written by Jewish doctors imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Warsaw Ghetto’s defiant Jewish doctors secretly documented the medical effects of Nazi starvation policies
Album covers of some of the allbums from artists included in the end-of-year music playlist with recommendations from The World staff. Clockwise, startiing from the top left corner: Adrian Quesada's "Boleros Psicodélicos," Sillvana Estrada's "Marchita," V

A musical journey around the globe 2022, a playlist

A musical journey around the globe 2022, a playlist
woman in park

For labor-trafficked immigrants, T-visas are a lifesaving but flawed relief

For labor-trafficked immigrants, T-visas are a lifesaving but flawed relief
Nancy Rose, who contracted COVID-19 in 2021 and continues to exhibit long-haul symptoms including brain fog and memory difficulties, pauses while organizing her desk space, on Jan. 25, 2022, in Port Jefferson, New York.

Discussion: Long COVID, the search for answers

Discussion: Long COVID, the search for answers
coach standing and talking

Boston Nigerians watch with pride as Celtics coach Ime Udoka guides team through NBA Finals

Boston Nigerians watch with pride as Celtics coach Ime Udoka guides team through NBA Finals
Runners training for the Boston Marathon

Far from the sidelines of the Boston Marathon, Ukrainian runners keep up their training

The Boston Marathon has long been a haven for runners from across the globe. This year marks the first race on Patriots’ Day since 2019, as the world’s most famous marathon returns to full strength — or, at least, something like it. While the celebration of running has been years in the making, April 18 will be another loss in a flood of sacrifice for Ukrainians.

Far from the sidelines of the Boston Marathon, Ukrainian runners keep up their training
A vial of the Moderna vaccine for the coronavirus.

What does Moderna owe the world?

Moderna’s newfound success has put the small Massachusetts company in the hot seat over its handling of vaccine manufacturing and global access.

What does Moderna owe the world?
Taiwan-born artist Wen-hao Tien (left) started inviting people from around the world to teach her songs from their homelands as part her exhibit on immigration experiences at an art center in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Learning through singing: This artist wants you to teach her a song in your native language

Is it easier to sing than speak in a foreign language? Taiwan-born artist Wen-hao Tien has put that question to the test as part of a new exhibit about the immigrant experience in Boston, Massachusetts.

Learning through singing: This artist wants you to teach her a song in your native language
Cover art for albums of multiple artists included on The World's 2021 music playlist. Clockwise, starting from the top left image: 'Suba' by Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita; 'El Alimento' by Cimafunk; 'Deja' by Bomba Estereo; 'Seeking New Gods' by Gruff Rhys;

Dance with The World, 2021 edition: A playlist

Forget political crises, breakthroughs in space exploration and crypto: Here is The World’s 2021 music recommendations to get you dancing into the new year.

Dance with The World, 2021 edition: A playlist
A compilation of six photographs of The World staff on various assignments around the globe including in Ghana, Mexico and Antarctica.

Marco Werman: We are The World

Who we are matters because we bring our full selves to this job. The World newsroom gets to the bottom of every story, takes risks and highlights the communities most impacted by the headlines. I ask you to take a moment in your busy day to meet us, to see who we are. And while you’re there, please consider supporting the work we do.

Marco Werman: We are The World
A white man wearing a suit talks in a kitchen with Chinese lettering at the bottom of the screenshot.

Amid increasing US-China tensions, humor is serious business

American Jesse Appell’s comedy is part of a long history of cultural diplomacy between the US and China. Musical performances, art exchanges and sports competitions have all helped to strengthen the relationship between the two countries since the early 1970s.

Amid increasing US-China tensions, humor is serious business
A large crowd of people are shown with a women featured in the center of the photograph holding a sign that reads, racism kills, mentally. physically. globally.

Discussion: How the coronavirus crisis has exposed entrenched health inequities

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed entrenched health inequities for communities of color in the US and around the globe. As part of our regular series discussing COVID-19, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with Nancy Krieger from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Krieger recently co-authored an analysis confirming the extent of such disparities.

Discussion: How the coronavirus crisis has exposed entrenched health inequities
Personal protective equipment brought to the US through an operation run by Harvard Business School student Sophie Bai.

Harvard grad student creates a new PPE supply chain from China to Boston

The coronavirus pandemic is creating an insatiable demand for medical and personal protective equipment (PPE) that has overwhelmed the world market. China has ramped up the production of needed supplies by bringing new manufacturers online. In an international marketplace where companies, federal and state agencies are fighting for equipment, Harvard business student Sophie Bai and her colleagues are creating a new supply chain.

Harvard grad student creates a new PPE supply chain from China to Boston
Los Angeles smog

Prior exposure to air pollution increases risk of death from COVID-19, new research suggests

The novel coronavirus is more deadly in areas with many years of high air pollution, researchers are now saying.

Prior exposure to air pollution increases risk of death from COVID-19, new research suggests
Three siblings in Mevasseret Zion, near Jerusalem, wave to their their grandmother in Haifa as she joins their Passover Seder via Zoom application as Israel takes stringent steps to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) April 8, 2020. 

For this year’s Passover Seder, to Zoom or not to Zoom? 

It's an added question for the holiday this year as social-distancing measures in place all over the world are preventing big, in-person gatherings.

For this year’s Passover Seder, to Zoom or not to Zoom?