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The rise and fall of Rudy Giuliani, explained

The rise and fall of Rudy Giuliani, explained

Most of the people wrapped up in President Trump’s impeachment scandal have one thing in common: They all have official roles with the US government. With one big exception: “President Trump’s personal point man, Rudy Giuliani.” “Does Rudy Giuliani have… Continue Reading

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This is what sea level rise will do to coastal cities

This is what sea level rise will do to coastal cities

– Picture a map of Florida with its long sandy beaches and wetlands, or cities like New York, Venice, and Alexandria, all metropolises with some pretty watery boundaries. Now, try to picture what these might look like in 100 years.… Continue Reading

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Marine Le Pen: France’s Trump is on the rise

Marine Le Pen: France’s Trump is on the rise

Vive le Front National! Vive la République! Vive la France! Marine Le Pen is a leading candidate in the French presidential race. The first round of voting is on April 23rd, which will narrow the field to two for a… Continue Reading

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The Rise Of Angela Merkel

The Rise Of Angela Merkel

On the 24th September, 2017, Angela Merkel was reelected as german chancellor, with her party gaining most of the votes. That will make it Merkels fourth term and it’s a good reason for us to look more deeply into the… Continue Reading

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Donald Trump’s rise is a scary moment in America

Donald Trump’s rise is a scary moment in America

Donald Trump – you have to admit it – is fun to watch. “Is this a Donald Trump reality show with nine supporting actors?” TRUMP: “We look fantastic.” “Donald Trump turns this from a circus into a full-fledged reality show.”… Continue Reading

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The rise and fall of the American fallout shelter

The rise and fall of the American fallout shelter

“4…3…2…1” “T-Zero!” This is the Operation Ivy nuclear test in 1952. And this is using a level for really nice masonry on your fallout shelter. It’s from 1960’s Walt Builds a Family Fallout Shelter. The idea was that you’d deck… Continue Reading

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Japan’s rising right-wing nationalism

Japan’s rising right-wing nationalism

While I was in Japan I got my hands on a Japanese history textbook. But this isn’t an ordinary Japanese textbook. It’s a very political one, and if you look inside you’ll see a version of history that is very… Continue Reading

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Sea level rise is so much more than melting ice

Sea level rise is so much more than melting ice

– So, we do lots of climate and environment stories, and we’ve run up against one concept all the time, sea level rise. This probably isn’t news to you, but as the planet warms the average sea level is rising,… Continue Reading

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From spy to president: The rise of Vladimir Putin

From spy to president: The rise of Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin has been ruling Russia since 1999. In that time he’s shaped the country into an authoritarian and militaristic society. He successfully invaded two of Russia’s neighbors and strengthened ties with Syria and Iran. He’s intent on pushing back… Continue Reading

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How obsessive artists colorize old photos

How obsessive artists colorize old photos

You might have seen some of these colorized photos on the internet. Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, a young Charlie Chaplin. It’s incredible how normal these people look because they’re no longer in black and white. Like they’re someone you could… Continue Reading