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Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

It’s like a defendant on trial getting to sit on the jury too. Venezuela has become the latest accused human rights abuser to win a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. It defeated Costa Rica 105 to 96 in a secret ballot vote inside the UN General Assembly. In Caracas, Venezuela’s Foreign Minister…MORE

Four things you need to know about the Syria ‘ceasefire’

Four things you need to know about the Syria ‘ceasefire’

The US and Turkey announced a five-day break in fighting in Northern Syria today. Referred to as a “ceasefire” by the US and as a “pause” by Turkey, the agreement is unclear about how it would be implemented in one of the most complex battlefields on Earth. Here’s what you need to know. The significance…MORE

He’s doing the ‘dirty work’ to keep plastic out of the ocean

He’s doing the ‘dirty work’ to keep plastic out of the ocean

Afroz Shah, a lawyer in Mumbai, hasn’t had a weekend off in four years. But he hasn’t spent this time writing briefs or preparing for court. His mission? Saving the world’s oceans from plastic pollution. It’s a calling he found in 2015 after moving to a community in Mumbai called Versova Beach. He had played…MORE

InSight mission is digging into Mars again

InSight mission is digging into Mars again

NASA’s stationary InSight lander is slowly but surely getting to know Mars on a deeper level. Since landing on Mars in November 2018, InSight has been taking selfies, providing daily Martian weather reports, detecting quakes on Mars and hearing strange sounds. But its heat probe experiment was struggling to burrow beneath the surface of the…MORE

Get a bird’s-eye view of NASA’s missions on Mars

Get a bird’s-eye view of NASA’s missions on Mars

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been keeping an eye on its namesake planet since 2006. It’s searched for evidence of water, identified intriguing objects on the surface and acted as a communication link for surface missions. It also has been using its fantastic camera, called HiRISE, to capture stunning views of the Red Planet. Some…MORE

The ant that moves at 108 times its body length each second

The ant that moves at 108 times its body length each second

Scientists have recorded the speed of the world’s fastest ant, which lives in the Sahara and is able to travel 108 times its own body length per second. Harald Wolf, a professor at the University of Ulm, Germany, and his colleagues found that the Saharan silver ant, Cataglyphis bombycina, can reach speeds of 0.855 meters…MORE

Three Trump call transcripts we’d like to see — Meanwhile in America

Three Trump call transcripts we’d like to see — Meanwhile in America

The biggest surprise about the Ukraine scandal is that Trump thought he could make it go away by releasing this suspicion-raising rough transcript of his call with President Volodymyr Zelensky. It’s got us thinking about other transcripts of calls that might be stashed away in a top-secret Situation Room computer system — here are a…MORE

Putin must be ‘tired of winning’ — Meanwhile in America

Putin must be ‘tired of winning’ — Meanwhile in America

Vladimir Putin is doing so much winning, he must be getting tired of winning — to borrow a phrase from President Donald Trump. Russia’s President has swept into the vacuum left by the US in northeast Syria. In just days, he has presided over a deal between US-allied- Kurds and his own ally Syrian leader…MORE

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