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WiredFor kids fleeing Ukraine, wartime trauma may leave lasting wounds

Volunteers are rushing to provide online counseling, art therapy, and stress relief for the more than 2 million Ukrainian children who have become refugees. Read.

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Wired, ‘I’m furious’: Failing care homes are the real coronavirus scandal

Debt-ridden care homes were teetering on the edge of collapse before coronavirus. Now, they are at the front line of the crisis. Read. 

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Wired, The wild experiment to bring apex predators back from the brink

A complex restoration project in Mozambique is allowing scientists to study what happens when you unleash predators on an ecosystem that has learned to live without them. Read.

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WiredAfter the surge, the psychological impact of Covid-19 is hitting home

After months-long terror of crammed ICUs, unavailable PPE and the fear of getting infected, the coronavirus crisis is taking its toll on healthcare workers' mental health. Read.

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Wired, 5G health risks are the internet's new favourite conspiracy theory

Anti-5G activists claim the upgrade to mobile networks will cause cancer, infertility or autism, but there's no proof. And the level of misinformation is growing. Read.

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New Statesman, Inside the infodemic: Coronavirus in the age of wellness

As the disease spreads, so do quack “cures” such as garlic, bleach and silver solution, peddled on social media. Read.

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Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Das ewige Eis der Arktis schrumpft rasant. Schuld hat auch der Schnee

Mit der Erderwärmung verliert die Arktis mehr Eis, als sie zurückgewinnt. Eine visuelle Geschichte über eine einmalige Forschungsreise am Nordpol. Read.

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Das MagazinKriegsverbrechen gegen die Natur 

Russlands Überfall auf die Ukraine hat zu gigantischen Umweltzerstörungen geführt. Kann das Land für diesen Ökozid vor einem internationalen Gericht zur Rechenschaft gezogen werden? Read.

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NZZ VideoForscher suchen weiterhin nach Behandlungen für Long-Covid-Betroffene

Nach Monaten immer noch nicht gesund: So gehen Betroffene, Forscher und Ärzte in Reha-Kliniken mit den langanhaltenden Symptomen von Covid-19 um. Watch the reportage.

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Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Terror in Mosambik: Die Regierung will den Konflikt vertuschen

Vor der Küste Mosambiks liegt eines der grössten Erdgasvorkommen der Welt. Islamistische Aufständische gefährden nicht nur die Förderprojekte, sondern auch die Stabilität im südlichen Afrika. Read.

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Positive News, Madagascar’s vanilla farmers are being inspired to plant trees – by a gecko

Vanilla has brought prosperity to farmers in Madagascar – but often at the cost of its forests. Now, rewilding efforts and an unobtrusive gecko are restoring woodland and helping vanilla plants to thrive. Read.

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Wired, Is there a genetic link to being an extremely good boy?

Guide dogs need the right personality, health, and training. Scientists are studying the genetics behind the traits that make a dog suited to working. Read.

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National GeographicProposed deep-sea mining would kill animals not yet discovered

It could begin as early as 2024. The ecological harm would be vast – but scientists can't say yet whether it would be permanent or excessive. Read.

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WiredThe climate crisis has sparked a Siberian mammoth tusk gold rush

The Arctic permafrost is thawing, revealing millions of buried mammoth skeletons. But the rush for mammoth ivory could put elephants in danger all over again. Read.

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Republik75’000’000’000 giftige Kügelchen

Es beginnt mit einem Schiffsbrand vor der Küste Sri Lankas. Und endet in einer Umwelt­katastrophe. Was die Havarie der X-Press Pearl über die Fragilität des Welthandels zeigt – und die Sucht nach billigem Plastik. Read.

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Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Wie kommunizieren Wale ohne den ständigen Lärm von Touristenbooten? 

Buckelwale singen, sie quieken, brummen, grunzen – aber meist werden sie von Schiffslärm übertönt. Seit die Kreuzfahrtschiffe Alaska pandemiebedingt fernbleiben, können Biologen den Walen ungestört zuhören. Read.

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Wired, Could Your Old Poop Cure You of Future Diseases?

Fecal transplants can fix gut diseases, but finding the right donor stool is tricky. The solution, some scientists believe, is to keep a store of your own. Read.

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