Rinse, Repeat

Five years after Hurricane Maria knocked out Puerto Rico’s electrical grid, it’s déjà vu. Hundreds of thousands of residents of the US territory are without power because of Hurricane Fiona, reviving memories of when Maria killed thousands, turned off the lights for months for three...

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Detente

Former leftist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva secured a narrow lead in Brazil’s presidential elections Sunday but failed to win enough votes to avoid a runoff against far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, NPR reported. With the majority of the votes counted, da Silva had won 48.4...

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No Limits

Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled this week that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha can remain in office, after previously suspending him as it considered whether the former military leader had exceeded his term limit, the Guardian reported. In August, opposition parties petitioned the high court, saying that Prayuth...

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Ancient Toxicity

The ancient Mayans left grandiose sites filled with intricate art and majestic pyramids in what is now Central America. But archaeologists recently discovered that the Mesoamerican civilization had major mercury pollution in its cities, Cosmos Magazine reported. Researchers reviewed available data on mercury pollution at 10 different...

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