June 26, 2013 Issue

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Technology has revolutionized what we can measure about ourselves. But is all that tracking good for our health?

A Child Has Been Killed

In the Syrian village of Khan Assobl, the regime aims its shells at civilians, hardening hearts—one casualty at a time.
Turning Up the Heat
In Focus

Turning Up the Heat

This summer is proving to be a hot one for Europe, recalling scenes from 2003 when, during a deadly heat wave, temperatures regularly went beyond 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Forecasters predict higher temperatures are yet to come.   In Warsaw, a young girl cools off in the spray of a hose in front of Poland’s Royal Castle. Temperatures throughout Poland have climbed into the low 80s, well above the seasonal average of 64 degrees.
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