Venetians celebrate during the Festa del Redentore in Venice. The festival began in 1576 when the Republic's Senate voted to build a church on the Giudecca Island to Christ the Redeemer to thank God for the city's deliverance from the Plague. Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images hide caption

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Ebola Battlers Can Learn From Venice's Response To Black Death

The city fathers didn't understand the plague they faced in the Middle Ages. Yet they improvised brilliantly. A new paper explains how their mindset is a model for how to face an unknown threat.

Fierce winds keep even daytime temperatures low inside the Arctic Circle. This scene is from Siberia's Yamal peninsula. 2011. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images-Contact Press Images hide caption

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His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

In the new exhibit "Genesis," the noted photographer Sebastiao Salgado shares his vision of "a kind of state of humanity of the planet," from Amazon tribes to frozen Siberia.

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