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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
Bees look for water on an outdoor tap in Berlin, Germany during a hot spell, June 19, 2022.

Bees face many challenges — and climate change is ratcheting up the pressure

Bees face many challenges — and climate change is ratcheting up the pressure
A small herd of reindeer on a snowy field

Reindeer eyes change color, putting Rudolph’s red nose in the shade, new research says

Reindeer eyes change color, putting Rudolph’s red nose in the shade, new research says
A life-size replica of a slave ship graces the Marina Project in Benin.

Benin is building a theme park to remember slavery — is history up for sale?

Benin is building a theme park to remember slavery — is history up for sale?
The Supreme Court is deciding a case on whether, and how, universities may consider an applicant’s race when making admissions decisions.

What is affirmative action? Here are 4 essential reads.

What is affirmative action? Here are 4 essential reads.
Extreme flooding in Pakistan in 2022 affected 33 million people.

Loss and damage: Who is responsible when climate change harms the world’s poorest countries?

That’s the big question coming up at the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP27, and it’s controversial. It refers to the economic and physical costs that developing countries are facing from the impacts of climate change.

Loss and damage: Who is responsible when climate change harms the world’s poorest countries?
Image of a rocket being fired by a defense system

A game of numbers: How air defense systems work and why Ukraine is eager for more protection

What will it take for Ukraine to defend against the ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and explosive drones raining down on the country? The question is not so much what as how many.

A game of numbers: How air defense systems work and why Ukraine is eager for more protection
A woman strides down a street in front of Ukrainian yellow and blue banners with the branded slogans on them

With ‘bravery’ as its new brand, Ukraine is turning advertising into a weapon of war

Ukraine is partnering with an advertising company to produce an innovative nation branding campaign during a war. The campaign could have influence beyond how Ukraine and Russia conduct this war.

With ‘bravery’ as its new brand, Ukraine is turning advertising into a weapon of war
Black-and-white photo of two men in outdoor gear standing besides a large harpoon gun on a boat

The Soviet Union once hunted endangered whales to the brink of extinction — but its scientists opposed whaling and secretly tracked its toll

The Soviet Union was a latecomer to industrial whaling, but it slaughtered whales by the thousands once it started and radically under-reported its toll to international monitors.

The Soviet Union once hunted endangered whales to the brink of extinction — but its scientists opposed whaling and secretly tracked its toll
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Revealed: Untold story of the CIA/Stasi double agent abandoned after 22 years of service

A double agent who operated for the CIA and the Dutch security service against the Stasi tells his story for the first time.

Revealed: Untold story of the CIA/Stasi double agent abandoned after 22 years of service
China and the U.S. both have big plans for the Moon, but there are a number of reasons why no country could actually claim ownership of any land there.

NASA’s head warned that China may try to claim the moon — two space scholars explain why that’s unlikely to happen

A comment by Bill Nelson, the NASA administrator, sparked a strong public response from the Chinese government. But due to legal and practical reasons, no country could take over the moon anytime soon.

NASA’s head warned that China may try to claim the moon — two space scholars explain why that’s unlikely to happen
Anti-abortion demonstrators outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the day the court overturned the landmark Roe v Wade abortion laws.

Opinion: Roe v. Wade overturned: Will more Americans travel to Canada and Mexico for abortions?

After the ruling by the US Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, will more Americans travel for abortions? Inequalities created by this controversial decision will be revealed at border points.

Opinion: Roe v. Wade overturned: Will more Americans travel to Canada and Mexico for abortions?
Russia is losing tanks at an astonishing rate.

Global arms industry getting shake-up by war in Ukraine — and China and US look like winners from Russia’s stumbles

Weapons manufacturers in China are likely to benefit most from Russia’s losses, while US companies will also see a boom.

Global arms industry getting shake-up by war in Ukraine — and China and US look like winners from Russia’s stumbles
Photo of a Swedish city at sunset, with lights glowing in windows and reflecting into a fjord

Should you feed child guests dinner? What #Swedengate tells us about food culture and social expectations.

Perhaps what is most interesting about #Swedengate is not what it tells us about Sweden, but what it tells us about ourselves.

Should you feed child guests dinner? What #Swedengate tells us about food culture and social expectations.
concert stage with musicians

Russian artists grapple with the same dilemma as their Soviet forebears — to stay or to go?

Can social media posts sustain Russia’s endangered dissident cultures? It's a struggle familiar from Soviet times.

Russian artists grapple with the same dilemma as their Soviet forebears — to stay or to go?