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Why there is something and not just nothing

Venice: This year's Art Biennale in Venice feels like the end of a human-centered era, a time where man with his invulnerability, self-sufficiency, the white man as the center of the world is under attack. Now it is the woman's turn to ask the big questions, about the sanctity of life, about connectedness, about man and technology, about what comes after "man".

Sustainability is no longer sustainable

Oslo: A study of the conservation potential of Oslo's non-protected buildings shows that 13 million tonnes of CO2 is tied up in Oslo's non-protected buildings. What about pragmatic protection, where, for example, a farm owner must be able to prove that the demolition of such existing buildings is the right decision – also from a climate perspective?

Biological weapons laboratories in Ukraine?

UKRAINE: The Russians have now presented a large number of documents that show exactly which bacteria and viruses have been developed, and which spread mechanisms would be used. Ukraine experimented with insects and drones for the spread of various diseases.

The war on our understanding of reality

RUSSIA / UKRAINE: Journalist Anna Politkovskaya warned us against playing with fire. Now we can ask ourselves the question: Are we in the Third World War – or in the Second Cold War? In his study of "not an inch to the east" statements after the fall of the wall, history professor Mary E. Sarotte shows how Ukraine and Europe ended up in war again.

Zelensky's leadership in a new light: What is not talked about behind Putin's invasion

UKRAINE: It seems that the United States deliberately did everything to trigger a Russian invasion. Ukraine is a victim of this brutal game. For Russia, there are five very limited requirements.

Organic villages

ECO-COMMUNITY: Updated by the «war in Europe» (Ukraine), European countries today are forced to increase the speed of development of renewable energy – as with solar heating and wind turbines.

Two girls with clasped hands stare expressionlessly at the ground

AFGHANISTAN: Sangin – during twenty years of war, this area has been the bloodiest battlefield. It is reminiscent of Roman ruins. In 2001, one in three Afghans starved – now one in two is starving.

To modernize an entire continent

PROFESSIONAL LITERATURE: The tendency of Latin American writers to focus on a better future is part of the region's renewed self-awareness – and modernization with free abortion and new constitutions.