The question we’re all thinking: What do the dogs know that we don’t about living with radiation?

Happening in the World: In collaboration with the Clean Future Fund, a non-profit based in the US, scientists in the US, Ukraine, and Poland are researching how chronic, low-level radiation in Chernobyl, Ukraine affects the population of free-ranging dogs that live in the area around the infamous nuclear disaster. The scientists are conducting their first deep dive into the DNA of these animals, and have discovered so far that the dogs of Chernobyl are genetically distinct, different from purebred canines as well as other groups of free-breeding dogs. (New York Times)

Happening in the US: California mountain residents, particularly those living in the San Bernardino mountains may be snowed in for another week due to the unexpected and abnormally heavy snowfall a few weeks prior. Residents are pointing out the inefficiencies of the local government’s response to handling the aftereffects of the heavy snowfall. Officials said crews are dealing with tremendous depths of snow that removal required front-end loaders and dump trucks rather than regular plows. (AP)

Happening in NYC: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is currently being investigated by the House Ethics Committee over allegedly accepting gifts as part of her 2021 Met Gala appearance where she wore the now-famous “Tax the Rich” dress. The primary point of investigation is the delay in payments for items she was previously gifted—payments she did not fulfill until months after the investigation. (Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: On Saturday, March 4th, the Sean Jones Quartet is performing in the Miller Theatre. The former lead trumpeter of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jones is a musical chameleon, adept in all styles and genres. Get tickets here.

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