Mission Wealth

Anousa “Jack” Luangsuphom is a prominent activist and critic of the authoritarian, communist government of Laos. He ran a Facebook page where members could share their grievances about corruption and air their dissent about the government’s failure to respect freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch...

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The Haze

Norwegian officials warned Thursday that smoke and haze from Canada’s large wildfires are expected to permeate into the Scandinavian country in the coming days, the Associated Press reported. The Norwegian Climate and Environment Research Institute used a forecasting model to estimate how smoke would travel through...

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Representation Problems

Egypt banned archaeologists from a Dutch museum from conducting excavations at a key site after a new exhibition on Egyptian history at the institution drew condemnation from officials and historians for linking ancient Egyptians to contemporary Black musicians, the BBC reported. The National Museum of Antiquities...

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Ukraine, Briefly

This week, Ukrainian forces reportedly kicked off their counteroffensive with the aim of retaking Russian-occupied territory, according to Russian sources, as reported by Newsweek. The offensive allegedly involved a ground attack toward Zaporozhzhia but was repelled by Russian troops. Russian media reported increased fire and...

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The Chicken, the Egg

A new genetic experiment on chickens is helping scientists uncover clues about the bird’s evolutionary origins from dinosaurs, Live Science reported. In their study, a research team wrote about how they were able to permanently change the scales on a chicken’s feet into feathers. They used commercial...

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