Climate change is making India’s brutal heatwaves worse

Please consider to support MIT Technology Review journalism subscribe to. Some local governments are trying to adapt to the extreme heat. Ahmedabad, a city in western India, suffered a particularly devastating heatwave in May 2010: the official death toll reached 800, with up to 1,300 deaths. attributed indirectly to it. In 2013 the city was […]

Man Sentenced to 650 Years in Brutal Sex Crimes of the 1980s

For decades, police in Shelby County, Ind. have failed to identify the man who broke into homes at night, armed with a knife or gun, woke his victims and then tied them up and sexually tortured them. He often disguised in a thick coat and covered his face with a ski mask or leggings. Then, […]

India’s Rising Omicron Wave Brings A Brutal Sense of Déjà Vu

NEW DELHI — When the Omicron coronavirus variant spread to India in late December, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the nation to stay vigilant and follow medical guidelines. Arvind Kejriwal, the prime minister of Delhi’s capital district, quickly imposed nighttime curfews, closed movie theaters and cut restaurants and public transport in half. Subsequently, both men […]