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Indonesia’s first and only female president Megawati Sukarnoputri at a campaign rally in 1999. Jonathan Perugia/AP

3 reasons why women leaders actually matter for women

Four different female presidents led three Asian nations in recent decades. What does their legislative record tell us about the impact women leaders can have on women’s lives?
The monkeypox virus, shown in this illustration, can be transmitted through close contact between people. Thom Leach/Science Photos Library via Getty Images

Why declaring monkeypox a global health emergency is a preventative step – not a reason for panic

By late July 2022, monkeypox was present in more than 70 countries with significant spread in certain communities. As a result, the World Health Organization began taking steps to fight the virus.
Russia controls six modules aboard the International Space Station. STS-122 Shuttle Crew, NASA via flickr

Russia’s withdrawal from the International Space Station could mean the early demise of the orbital lab – and sever another Russian link with the West

The head of the Russian space agency announced that the country will withdraw from the International Space Station after 2024. A space policy expert explains what this means and why it’s happening now.
The chemical properties of coffee are what produce its waking-up effects. (Shutterstock)

Is coffee actually good or bad for us?

Drinking a cup of coffee means ingesting a complex mixture of chemicals. Research has given us mixed messaging about whether coffee is beneficial or harmful.

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