Lifting the Veil

Iranian authorities launched a violent crackdown on protesters demonstrating over the death of a 22-year-old woman who died in the custody of the country’s “morality police,” the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The newspaper reported that five protesters allegedly died after being fired upon by police. The unrest...

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Books and Guns

Army helicopters killed at least 13 people, including seven children, at a school in central Myanmar this week, the latest outbreak of violence as the country’s military junta continues its brutal crackdown against opposition movements, Reuters reported Tuesday. Media reports said the incident occurred Friday at...

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The Stowaways

A new study uncovered the genetic development of one of humanity’s oldest parasites, the BBC’s Science Focus wrote. For thousands of years, the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura, has been one of the main sources of bellyaches in ancient civilizations. The parasites live in the intestines of their...

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