They Threw A Grenade At Her Brother Because She Helped Women

Hear this woman speak about the danger women are put in simply because they look out for other women. She was just doing her job, but the horrifying things she went through highlight a desperate need for change.

Dr. D is a gynecologist in Afghanistan. Her name has been changed to protect her identity. Her life-saving work — providing health care to women who’ve experienced sexual violence — puts her own family in grave danger. Dr. D's story should be told, but because of ongoing threats, she couldn’t be filmed. Amnesty International asked Dr. Caroline Wright, a gynecologist based in England, to tell Dr. D’s story.

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21

Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.

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This article originally appeared on 08.05.21

Six years ago, a high school student named Christopher Justice eloquently explained the multiple problems with flying the Confederate flag. A video clip of Justice's truth bomb has made the viral rounds a few times since then, and here it is once again getting the attention it deserves.

Justice doesn't just explain why the flag is seen as a symbol of racism. He also explains the history of when the flag originated and why flying a Confederate flag makes no sense for people who claim to be loyal Americans.

But that clip, as great as it is, is a small part of the whole story. Knowing how the discussion came about and seeing the full debate in context is even more impressive.

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