Los tanques de petróleo se llenan en el petrolero ruso Mendeleev Prospect en Primorsk, en el Mar Báltico.
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La mitad del crudo exportado por el país se envía a países europeos.
Oil tanks get filled on Russia’s Mendeleev Prospect oil tanker in Primorsk on the Baltic Sea.
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Russia is one of the world’s top three oil producers and a major oil exporter. How will it, and global oil markets, respond if its wealthiest customers turn off the tap?
People protest in front of Ukraine’s embassy to Romania in Bucharest on Feb. 24, 2022.
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International laws are in place to prevent war and help protect civilians and combatants alike. But these laws are challenging to enforce and are unlikely to stop the unfolding Russia-Ukraine war.
Pet ownership can often enhance feelings of trust among strangers.
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The presence of pets makes people seem more trustworthy, research has found. People are more likely to help a stranger with a dog or another pet than a person without one.
Damaged radar arrays and other equipment is seen at a Ukrainian military facility outside Mariupol, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022.
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As war begins between Ukraine and Russia, a range of stories provides context to help readers understand the conflict.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s popularity is on the rise again, but conflict with Ukraine may eventually change that.
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Approximately 69% of Russians approve of President Vladimir Putin. But a costly war is likely to chip away at his popularity, history and data tell us.
The sun is setting on 3G networks.
As the wireless telecommunications companies ramp up their 5G rollouts, they are beginning to pull the plug on their 3G networks. 2022 is the end of the line for the venerable cellphone service.
Why is it harder to build muscle as you age?
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As people age, the chemical signaling pathways in muscles become less potent, and it gets harder to build muscle and maintain strength. But the health benefits of strength training only increase with age.
A liquefied natural gas tanker loading in Qatar. The Gulf nation is in talks to supply gas to Europe if Russia cuts supplies.
An energy expert explains the challenges of finding alternative natural gas supplies for Europe in case of a Russian cutoff over Ukraine.
Reactivating the signals cells use to regenerate could help patients regrow lost limbs and damaged tissue.
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Unlike humans, many animals are able to regenerate their limbs after losing them. Giving the body the right conditions for regrowth might allow people to recover lost limbs as well.
Manchin withdrew his support for Build Back Better.
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Sen. Manchin effectively killed one of Biden’s key economic priorities by withdrawing his support from the $2 trillion bill.
Repression running in the genes?
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Kim Jong Un has followed his father and grandfather in ruling by fear. The coronavirus pandemic has made North Korea ever more isolated, while expanded military capabilities make it a growing threat.
You get the metaphor.
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Republicans and a few Democrats say the Build Back Better plan would increase the already fast pace of inflation.
People wade through high water to evacuate a flooded home in LaPlace, La., after Hurricane Ida struck.
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The most vulnerable communities are being pushed deeper into poverty with each climate-related disaster. Part of the problem is that government aid helps the wealthiest people most.
Most carbon dioxide captured in the U.S. today is used to extract more oil.
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Most carbon dioxide captured in the U.S. today is used to extract more oil. Two scholars point to another way: biological sequestration.
Alok Sharma, COP26 president at the climate summit in Glasgow.
Experts from around the world react to the COP26 Glasgow climate summit. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
John Kerry, the U.S. presidential special envoy for climate, surrounded by other negotiators during COP26.
The world promised progress at the Glasgow climate conference. Now it has to turn those promises into reality. A former senior UN official describes what to watch for in the coming year.
Sandstorm approaching Merzouga Settlement in Erg Chebbi Desert, Morocco.
Humanity’s biggest challenges are not technical, but social, economic, political and behavioural. Effective actions are still possible to stabilise the climate and the planet, but must be taken now.
Congress has asked many questions of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg but has done little to regulate Facebook.
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Pressure is mounting on Congress to take action on Facebook. Our panel of experts offers their top priorities: user control of data, banking-like oversight and resources to close the digital divide.
Countries facing existential risks from climate change, like the Maldives, are demanding faster action and financing to help them survive.
The press releases sound promising, but the negotiations have a long way to go. Here’s what’s ahead at the midpoint of the COP26 climate talks.