Alien hunters are fixated on a mysterious star, which refuses to reveal its secrets — Quartz

A mysterious star has attracted global attention since its strange properties came to light in October last year. The star showed an odd pattern of dimming that could not be explained by any known natural phenomenon. Among the hypotheses that has yet to be disproved: the star is surrounded by an alien megastructure. Such extraordinary…

via Alien hunters are fixated on a mysterious star, which refuses to reveal its secrets — Quartz

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: 2 Years After Ebola, Liberia Is a Changed Nation — TIME

During the course of 17 devastating months,the Ebola epidemic infected nearly 11,000 people in Liberia alone, killing more than 4,800 of them, 192 of whom were doctors, nurses and health practitioners. Today, two years after the World Health Organization declared an international emergency, and several months since “zero cases” signaled our nightmare was truly over,…

via Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: 2 Years After Ebola, Liberia Is a Changed Nation — TIME

An important piece of journalism and a refreshing reminder of the news from yesterday that we so readily leave behind in this big old world.

 

 

‘Imagine Dante’s Inferno. That’s It.’ Inside an Overcrowded Philippines Jail — TIME

What’s going on here? The mind doesn’t register it at first. This tangle of bodies forces you to lean in and hunt for clues. These are people, sure, but what are they doing? Why are they lying that way? First, the facts: The men are alive. They are inmates at the Quezon City Jail near…

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Incredible coverage

A knife attack in London has left one woman dead and six people injured — Quartz

London is the most recent city in Europe to suffer an unexpected public attack. According to a London police statement, authorities received calls around 10:30PM local time on Wednesday, August 3 stating that a man holding a knife was stabbing people in Russell Square. Upon arrival at the scene, police identified at least six injured…

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