A COSMIC BAT IN FLIGHT ESO’s Cosmic Gems Programme captures the Cosmic Bat’s dusty clouds

A COSMIC BAT IN FLIGHT ESO’s Cosmic Gems Programme captures the Cosmic Bat’s dusty clouds

Hidden in one of the darkest corners of the Orion constellation, this Cosmic Bat is spreading its hazy wings through...
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RECOVERED PAINTINGS BY VINCENT VAN GOGH back on permanent display at the Van Gogh Museum

RECOVERED PAINTINGS BY VINCENT VAN GOGH back on permanent display at the Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh’s works View of the Sea at Scheveningen (1882) and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen (1884-1885) go...
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FDA announces Project Facilitate to assist physicians seeking access to unapproved therapies for patients with cancer

FDA announces Project Facilitate to assist physicians seeking access to unapproved therapies for patients with cancer

On June 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Oncology Center of Excellence announced a new pilot program to assist...
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WHO highlights huge scale of tobacco-related lung disease deaths

WHO highlights huge scale of tobacco-related lung disease deaths

The World Health Organization is highlighting the damage tobacco causes to lung health: over 40% of all tobacco-related deaths are...
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CHERNOBYL, APRIL 26, 1986 A date and place that history will never forget

CHERNOBYL, APRIL 26, 1986 A date and place that history will never forget

On April 26, 1986, a sudden surge of power during a reactor systems test destroyed Unit 4 of the nuclear...
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“THE DOME”:  Chernobyl’s € 2.1 billion new confinement structure

“THE DOME”: Chernobyl’s € 2.1 billion new confinement structure

Within months of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Soviet crews contained the radioactive wreckage inside a temporary shelter, a 21-story-tall "sarcophagus." There were...
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PETULANT PARTNERS:  SWITZERLAND AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

PETULANT PARTNERS: SWITZERLAND AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

Take a look at some of Switzerland’s great heroes.   William Tell, of course, famously shot an apple from his son’s...
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Monaco’s Model Students

Monaco’s Model Students

By bringing the United Nations into the classroom, students at the International School of Monaco and Collège Charles III are...
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HIGH FLYER – THIERRY BOUTSEN

HIGH FLYER – THIERRY BOUTSEN

A career in motorsport placed Thierry Boutsen in pole position for success in his next venture, business aviation. But Formula...
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GERHARD SCHRÖDER The Chancellor who came in from the cold

GERHARD SCHRÖDER The Chancellor who came in from the cold

In 1998, Gerhard Schröder became the first politician since World War II to unseat an incumbent chancellor in Germany. He...
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Justice

THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Judgments that can transform national laws The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR) based in Strasbourg, France hears applications alleging that a contracting state has breached one or more of the human rights…


Pro-Russian trolls and their destructive effects

Long before suspicions in the United States about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign, Jessikka Aro, an investigative journalist in Finland, was sifting through information about an unusual company in St. Petersburg, the Internet…