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1.15.19

CERN’s New Collider Design Is Four Times Larger Than the LHC

If built, the Future Circular Collider will be 10 times more powerful than the Large Hadron Collider, and could discover new types of particles.

8.16.18

‘Very Abnormal’ Russian Satellite Escalates Fears of Orbital Arms Race

Russia and China have been ramping up their military presence in space in order to keep up with American capabilities.

6.25.16

This Coffee Shop Wants to Sell You Blowjobs with Your Macchiato

If all goes well, Facegirl hopes to open the café by the end of the year. Looks like “un petit café” will have an entirely new meaning in Geneva henceforth.

6.15.16

Computer Tech Detained on Suspicion of Stealing Data from Panama Papers Firm

It's not clear yet if the Mossack Fonseca employee arrested is the "John Doe" responsible for the largest leak of confidential files in history.

5.17.16

Major World Powers Are Attempting to Rescue the Syrian Peace Talks

World powers and organizations including the EU and the Arab League are meeting to attempt to restart peace talks — while in Syria, there are fears a besieged town is about to be attacked.

5.3.16

Another Aleppo Hospital Attacked as Rebels Launch New Offensive

The attack comes just days after the bombing of al-Quds Hospital in Aleppo, which killed at least 27 people, and as the UN is voting on a resolution aimed at stopping strikes on hospitals.

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4.18.16

Violence Flares in Syria as UN Peace Talks Stall

Clashes between rebels and pro-government forces intensified as opposition negotiators are reported to have requested a pause to UN-assembled peace talks in Geneva.

4.8.16

The Syrian Regime Is Blocking Aid to Hundreds of Thousands in Dire Need, Despite Ceasefire

Syria humanitarian task force coordinator Jan Egeland said he was "disappointed and disheartened" at delays and outright denial of access for humanitarian convoys in the past week.

3.29.16

The UN's Health Agency Just Downgraded the Threat Level for the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Ever

More than two years after the spread of the virus began in West Africa, claiming more than 11,300 lives, the World Health Organization today declared an end to the international public health emergency declaration the outbreak had warranted.

3.29.16

The Inventor of Cigarette Filters Just Invented Three-Dimensional Chess

An interview with Ramón Galindo, who has spent the last 60 years developing a ton of inventions.

3.15.16

These North Korean Defectors Are Leading Calls for Kim Jong-un to Face the ICC

Two years after a UN inquiry found North Korea to be guilty of "crimes against humanity," those who testified are still pushing to see the reclusive Asian country's leader face prosecution.

3.14.16

A Third of Syrian Children Have Lived Their Whole Lives Amid the Chaos of War

As peace talks are set to convene in Geneva, UNICEF released a devastating report detailing how five years of war has impacted Syria's more than 10 million children.

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