Why Tonga eruption was so big and what’s next

People around the world looked on in awe at the spectacular satellite images of an undersea volcano erupting in a giant mushroom cloud in the Pacific. Many wondered why the blast was so big, how the resulting tsunami traveled so far, and what will happen next. New Zealand scientists Shane Cronin, a volcanology professor at … Read more

Putin to hold summit with Xi at start of Olympics in Beijing

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing at the start of the Winter Olympics for a summit that will include discussion of Moscow’s talks with the U.S. and NATO about Ukraine, according to the official Russian news agency TASS. According to Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, Putin, who is set … Read more

Anne Frank’s Nazi arrest in Amsterdam may have stemmed from Jewish businessman’s tip, book claims

Anne Frank, the teenage Holocaust victim whose posthumously published diary gave the world a glimpse of what it was like to hide from Nazi persecution, may have been betrayed by a prominent Jewish businessman, according to a cold case-style investigation outlined in a new book, “The Betrayal of Anne Frank A Cold Case Investigation,” by … Read more