People evacuating via boat


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What global trend, currently affecting the U.S. and Canada, has also hit Greece, displacing over 19,000 people currently in the country?

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Entrepreneur Sam Altman just launched Worldcoin, a project that aims to scan the eyeballs of every person on the planet. Worldcoin aims to give everyone a unique online ID, and through that, help address which issue?

This unique ID is meant to be a way to eventually provide a universal basic income. It’s supposed to help differentiate between real people and bots and avoid potential fraud. The eyeballs will be scanned via an object known as “The Orb.”

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The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Texas over a controversial immigration prevention method, claiming that it poses threats to navigation and public safety. What is this method?

The Department of Justice asserts that the installation, which also contains razor wire, violates federal environmental law. Texas, lacking the necessary federal authorization, still claims legality under its sovereign authority to protect its borders. This has sparked both domestic and international disputes.

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As Russian refugees from the Ukraine war settle down and place roots in the countries that took them in, what surprising effect are these countries seeing?

The influx of Russian refugees from the Ukraine war has improved the economies of host countries like Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey. This is reflected in higher GDP growth rates than forecasted, as these refugees bring in savings, start businesses, and contribute to the wealth of their new homes.

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Gene therapy, which mutates a person's genetic code, has restored the sight of a previously blind boy. What non-invasive method did scientists use to change the genes in the boy's eyes?

The boy was suffering from a rare genetic condition called dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. The treatment, called Vyjuvek, used inactivated, modified copies of the Herpes simplex virus to deliver working copies of the relevant genes to the eye. The treatment took place in the University of Miami Health System.