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Amid the Terror of War, Efforts to Keep Science Alive in Ukraine
Ukrainian scientists and universities face extraordinary challenges as the Russian invasion continues.
ABOVE: Andrii Tarieiev
Amid the Terror of War, Efforts to Keep Science Alive in Ukraine
Amid the Terror of War, Efforts to Keep Science Alive in Ukraine

Ukrainian scientists and universities face extraordinary challenges as the Russian invasion continues.

Ukrainian scientists and universities face extraordinary challenges as the Russian invasion continues.

ABOVE: Andrii Tarieiev

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Russian Scientists Grapple with an Uncertain Future
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 25, 2022
The now month-long invasion of Ukraine has resulted in changes in policies and severances of international scientific collaborations with Russian universities and researchers. The war has also precipitated a moral reckoning for many scientists in Russia.
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Science Comes to a Halt in Ukraine, at Risk in Russia
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 4, 2022
The Russian invasion into Ukraine that began a week ago has forced Ukrainian scientists to abandon their labs and is putting research in Russia in peril.
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New Chernobyl Initiative Aims to Boost Research on the Area
Stefan Weichert | Sep 1, 2021
Sergii Mirnyi, one of the people who helped clean up after the 1986 disaster, says he founded Chornobyl University to promote much-needed interdisciplinary research on the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Insects Might Be More Sensitive to Radiation than Thought
Alejandra Manjarrez | Feb 1, 2021
A study of bumble bees exposed to levels of radiation equivalent to those existing in Chernobyl hotspots shows that the insects’ reproduction takes a hit.
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Academics in Ukraine Fighting Against Rampant Misconduct
Emil Filtenborg, Stefan Weichert | Oct 29, 2019
Plagiarism and bribery are commonplace, they say, and they’ve begun calling out lapses in scientific integrity.
Measles Cases Rise in Outbreaks in Ukraine, Philippines
Kerry Grens | Feb 14, 2019
The World Health Organization reports that a number of countries are experiencing “sizeable” numbers of the infection due to a failure to vaccinate.