How Ukrainian Paralympians Pushed Through Fear and Worry

BEIJING – With heavy hearts and unimaginable worry, athletes from the Ukrainian national Paralympic team arrived in China two weeks ago, seeking to win medals and draw attention to the plight of their country through their athletic achievement. They did both. Isolated from loved ones, many of whom were sheltering in basements and garages under …

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Patient Who Recieved Groundbreaking Pig Heart Transplant Dies

The first person to have his failing heart replaced with that of a genetically altered pig in a groundbreaking operation died Tuesday afternoon at the University of Maryland Medical Center, two months after transplant surgery. David Bennett Sr., who lived in Maryland, was 57. He had severe heart disease, and had agreed to receive the …

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Masking Did Help Protect Children From Covid Last Fall, According to a CDC Study

More and more American school districts have dropped mask mandates in recent weeks as coronavirus cases plunged across the United States. But they remain a subject of debate among some students and their parents, and a study released on Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggested that those mandates had helped protect …

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Michigan Coach Juwan Howard Suspended for Rest of Regular Season

After slapping an assistant coach for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team in the head in the handshake line after his team’s loss on Sunday, Michigan Coach Juwan Howard was suspended for five games – the remainder of the regular season – and fined $ 40,000, the Big Ten Conference announced on Monday. He will be …

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4 Falsehoods Russians Are Told About the War

Russia’s international disinformation campaign seemed to flounder in the early days of the invasion, as narratives about Ukrainian bravery dominated the internet. But in Russia, the country‚Äôs propaganda machine was busy churning out a deluge of misinformation aimed at its own citizens. The narrative disseminated online through state-run and unofficial channels has helped create an …

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What a Power Cutoff Could Mean for Chernobyl’s Nuclear Waste

The long-defunct Chernobyl plant in Ukraine is completely dependent on outside sources of electricity. So when that power is cut, as Ukrainian officials and the International Atomic Energy Agency say it has been by Russian troops, problems can result. As of Wednesday Chernobyl, the scene of the worst nuclear disaster in history when one of …

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Elizabeth Holmes’s Ex-Boyfriend Set to Go on Trial in Theranos Case

Elizabeth Holmes was a star entrepreneur whose trial for defrauding investors in her blood-testing start-up became one of the biggest Silicon Valley spectacles since the introduction of the iPhone. Her conviction in January marked a rare moment in the boastful history of technology: A chief executive was held criminally responsible for lying. For much of …

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