From frontlines to diplomatic quagmire: two years of war in Ukraine
A protest sign featuring pictures of Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Putin and Adolph Hitler. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

From frontlines to diplomatic quagmire: two years of war in Ukraine

Feb. 26 will mark year two of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, a war that has been worth small territorial gains for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia Matters, a project launched in 2016 by Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, reported…

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Neuralink study begins human testing phase
A plastic skeleton with chords running all around it. One cord’s charger end is in its jaws, with a light on the tip that emanates a bright blue glow. Photo by Cole Kinsley.

Neuralink study begins human testing phase

According to a Jan. 29 tweet from Neuralink CEO Elon Musk, the neurotech company has begun human trials of its brain-computer interface (BCI) implants. BCIs collect and decode signals from the brain and transmit these signals to another device. One primary objective of this technology…

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Argentines speak out about Javier Milei, the new President
Javier Milei speaking in Buenos Aires. (Courtesy of Facundo Florit.)

Argentines speak out about Javier Milei, the new President

With the recent election of economist Javier Milei to the presidency of Argentina with lawyer Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner as vice president, there are many concerns about the future of the country. Milei’s campaign was a mix of socially conservative culture fights and far right…

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Scientists discover ancient coral reefs in the Galapagos
A thriving coral reef. Photo courtesy of the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Scientists discover ancient coral reefs in the Galapagos

Earlier this year in April, a team of scientists onboard the deep-sea research submarine named “Alvin” operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution discovered a kilometers-long coral reef well below the surface of the water, where most corals across the globe are suffering from the…

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Global AI summit meeting
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Global AI summit meeting

On Nov. 1-2, the United Kingdom hosted an international summit focused on concerns arising from rapid advancements in technology, particularly in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The AI Safety Summit assembled a diverse group of participants, including political leaders, regulators and representatives from various…

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Organizations designed to protect journalists report on conditions in Gaza and the impact on journalism
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Organizations designed to protect journalists report on conditions in Gaza and the impact on journalism

More than 11,000 people have been killed during the conflict between Israel and Hamas. Among those 11,000 were 39 journalists and media workers since the war began on Oct. 7, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). The CPJ is an independent, non-profit organization…

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Reader-friendly coverage on the escalating violence in Israel and Palestine
Protestors in Washington D.C. voice support for Israel and Palestine. (Courtesy of flickr.)

Reader-friendly coverage on the escalating violence in Israel and Palestine

By Veronica Jolley and Isaac Tellechea On Oct. 7, Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups launched Operation al-Aqsa Flood, a coordinated assault consisting of land and air attacks into multiple border areas of Israel outside the Gaza strip. Hamas militants surrounded as many as 22…

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New Odyssey course previews this semester
A book shelf in the library displays Odyssey-themed material, correlating with the new class being premiered this semester. (Taken by Maya Rish.)

New Odyssey course previews this semester

This term, New College students were offered a new course, The Odyssey. Run by Professors of Classics Carl Shaw and David Rohrbacher, the class facilitates students’ deep dive into classical literature. Each week, more than 50 students prepare by reading two chapters from Homer's Odyssey,…

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Famous Robin Hood Tree cut down by vandals
The Robin Hood Tree, settled in a dip of Hadrian’s Wall. Image courtesy of Wikimedia.

Famous Robin Hood Tree cut down by vandals

A 300-year-old landmark tree by Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, England was chopped down by suspected vandals on Sept. 28. The iconic tree gained its popularity and became known as “Robin Hood’s Tree” after it was featured in Kevin Costner’s 1991 action-adventure film Robin Hood: Prince…

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