Historic Brit Milah to take place at new medical center in the Menorah compound: 'Not a day in the clinic goes by without saving lives.' Here Prof. Aleksandr Rodinsky demonstrates some of the up-to-date equipment.



A wild boar roams through the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in Ukraine.


Nine of the top ten countries with highest over-60 populations are in Europe with Ukraine falling just below this group.

“Two-thirds of those who commit crimes do not have a permanent source of income,” and increasingly they are committing ever more violent crimes, including murder, battery, and other attacks.  And at the same time, they are turning away from activities of intellectual and cultural development. Moreover, “the number of divorces has increased 200 percent.”


Photo: The sign says "Danger Zone." An explosion on September 29, 1957, contaminated an area of 23,000 square kilometers and exposed more than 270,000 people to significant levels of radiation.


So far, like Iceland, the Netherlands has not required abortion — but they’re putting plenty of pressure on mothers to abort, [Renate] Lindeman alleges, including some discussion of fines for those who don’t.  


Excellent research assistant position now available for Fall at Wilson Center


Public health experts have expressed concerns about the upcoming flu season in Europe and the US after 73 people died in Australia this year from a strain of flu dubbed Influenza A, or H3N2 (H3), which is more resistant to flu vaccinations than most and often affects the elderly.


This photograph illustrates the wide range of efforts to discourage smoking. The design is by Reynolds and Reyner of Ukraine. The photo is accompanied by the reminder:

“People are dying throughout the world of diseases caused by smoking. This package concept shows how close this problem is to us. As every day each smoker carries this problem in his/her pocket. They carry death.”



Trees save megacities millions 2017/8/25 23:11:32

During heatwaves, set to become more frequent as temperatures rise, trees can cool buildings, potentially reducing the cost of fans and air conditioning, according to a study by the State University of New York.  Kyiv once enjoyed a worldwide reputation for its famous Green Zone but developers have been allowed to chop huge parts of it away. Perhaps Kyiv’s mayor and raion officials ought to be mining the SUNY study for ideas on how to turn things around here.

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