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What a 1,600-year-old New Zealand tree can tell us about climate change

What a 1,600-year-old New Zealand tree can tell us about climate change

This story is part of Down to Earth, a new Vox reporting initiative on the science, politics, and economics of the biodiversity crisis. In February 2019, Mark Magee was scraping the bucket of his 45-ton excavator through a hillside when it hit something 30 feet down that wouldn’t budge. It was high summer in the…
A 90-year-old woman and William Shakespeare get the UK’s first Covid-19 vaccines

A 90-year-old woman and William Shakespeare get the UK’s first Covid-19 vaccines

A 90-year-old woman in the United Kingdom is now the first person in the world to receive a government-approved Covid-19 vaccine backed by robust clinical trials, marking the start of the country’s national mass vaccination campaign. Margaret Keenan, a grandmother who turns 91 next week, received the first of the UK’s 800,000 doses of Pfizer…
24-Year-Old Puerto Rican Drag Queen Natasha Alor On Why This Election Is Just The Beginning

24-Year-Old Puerto Rican Drag Queen Natasha Alor On Why This Election Is Just The...

Alor joined the protests as an artist — more specifically, a drag performer. She has long been committed to raising awareness about women’s rights and trans rights in Puerto Rico, but as photos of her protest performances spread through the local press and social media, Alor suddenly found herself with a fast-growing platform. Alor and…
16-Year-Old Activist Thandiwe Abdullah: Gen Z Isn’t Going To Save You, But We’ll Fight For A Better World With You

16-Year-Old Activist Thandiwe Abdullah: Gen Z Isn’t Going To Save You, But We’ll Fight...

TA: I wouldn’t say that radicalism is only for youth but what I will say is that radicalism and creativity go hand-in-hand. And I think we’re taught that creativity leaves us as we grow up. So when we’re dismantling, we’re also building, and that can’t happen unless we’re radically imagining a better world. And unfortunately,…
Kyle Rittenhouse Is A 17-Year-Old Charged With Shooting Kenosha Protestors. Police Defended Him.

Kyle Rittenhouse Is A 17-Year-Old Charged With Shooting Kenosha Protestors. Police Defended Him.

While Beth did not hold Rittenhouse directly accountable as a person who shot and killed two people, rather than be "involved," the teenager's personal history speaks more to his reasons for being at the protest. According to The Daily Beast, Rittenhouse's social media, which was taken down shortly before his arrest was made public, reveals…
17-year-old charged with murder in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shootings

17-year-old charged with murder in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shootings

Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old self-identified militia member, has been arrested and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of at least two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse is also suspected of injuring another person at the Tuesday evening protests over the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse, who has been charged with first-degree intentional…
A 17-year-old has been charged with 30 felonies over the big celebrity Twitter hack

A 17-year-old has been charged with 30 felonies over the big celebrity Twitter hack

A teenager in Florida allegedly played a major role in the massive Twitter hack earlier this month that commandeered some of the platform’s highest profile accounts, including Elon Musk’s and former President Barack Obama’s, to scam people out of about $120,000 in bitcoin. Graham Ivan Clark, 17, was charged with 30 felonies related to the…
16-Year-Old Cornelius Fredericks Died At Lakeside Academy. He’s Not Their First Resident To Face Abuse.

16-Year-Old Cornelius Fredericks Died At Lakeside Academy. He’s Not Their First Resident To Face...

On May 1, Fredericks went into cardiac arrest and died from “restraint asphyxia,” according to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Kalamazoo. Two days prior to his death, he had thrown a piece of a sandwich at another resident and was restrained by two staff members — Michael Mosley and Zachary Solis. They have…
18-Year-Old Althea Bernstein Was Allegedly Set On Fire By Four White Men In Wisconsin

18-Year-Old Althea Bernstein Was Allegedly Set On Fire By Four White Men In Wisconsin

“I was listening to some music at a stoplight and then all of a sudden I heard someone yell the N-word really loud,” she told Madison365, a local non-profit media group. “I turned my head to look and somebody’s throwing lighter fluid on me. And then they threw a lighter at me, and my neck…
The Traumatized 17-Year-Old Who Filmed George Floyd’s Killing Is Already Being Harassed

The Traumatized 17-Year-Old Who Filmed George Floyd’s Killing Is Already Being Harassed

“I posted the video last night and it just went viral,” she said through sobs, adding, “Everybody’s asking me how do I feel? I don’t know how to feel, ‘cause it’s so sad, bro. This man was literally right here at 8:00 pm yesterday. I was walking my cousin to the store, and I just…

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