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January 27, 2020

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2 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | JANUARY 27, 2020 THE MONITOR'S VIEW GLOBAL PATTERNS READERS WRITE GLOBAL NEWSSTAND HOME FORUM ESSAY Me, my garbage cans, and the spinning of the globe By Murr Brewster IN A WORD A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE CROSSWORD PUZZLE SUDOKU SOCIETY Parents weigh political talk with children By Stephen Humphries and Chelsea Sheasley FILM Gira es captivate a Canadian biologist By Peter Rainer BOOKS A physicist makes – and unmakes – herself By Anna Tarnow IN PICTURES Star-spangled fashion By Noah Robertson HUMANITY BEHIND THE HEADLINES Is Israel conceding too much to ultra-Orthodox? By Dina Kraft California leavin', and xes for housing crisis By Francine Kiefer and Martin Kuz German schools struggle against rising anti-Semitism By Lenora Chu Table talk with refugees in Switzerland By Dominique Soguel OVERHEARD THE EXPLAINER PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE Meet Fauzia Lala, the 'defense ninja' who kicks harassment By Hallie Golden SCIENCE AND NATURE In Trump Country, mixed feelings on environment By Patrik Jonsson POINTS OF PROGRESS ® "The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind." – MARY BAKER EDDY JANUARY 27, 2020 | VOLUME 112 – ISSUE 10 C O N T E N T S P E R S P E C T I V E S A R T S & C U L T U R E 22 C O V E R S T O R Y By Simon Montlake A Harvard engineer studies screening out the sun to lower Earth's thermostat – an idea so radical even he hopes it won't be used. Cover photo: David Sandell/The Capital Times/AP For subscriptions or change of address: within U.S.: 800-456-2220, outside U.S.: 1-515-362-7462, email: csmonitorcustserv@cdsful or post: The Christian Science Monitor Weekly, P.O. Box 6074, Harlan, IA 51593-1574 Monitor Weekly digital edition: Reader comments/questions: 617-450-2300 | Permission to reprint: PARS International, 253 West 35th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Phone: 212-221-9595, fax: 212-221-9195 | CANADA POST: Publications mail agreement nr. 1435922. © 2020 The Christian Science Publishing Society (ISSN 2166-3262 PRINT, ISSN 2688-044X ONLINE) Published weekly, except when combined issues counting as two issues are published, by The Christian Science Publishing Society, 210 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA, USA, 02115-3195. An activity of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA. The Christian Science Monitor is a trademark registered in the U.S.P.T.O. and in other countries. Registered as a periodical with the U.S. Postal Service. Periodicals postage paid at Boston, MA, and at additional mailing o ces. Canada Revenue Agency G.S.T. Registration Number 126916436. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: send address corrections to The Christian Science Monitor, P.O. Box 6074, Harlan, IA 51593-1574 N E W S 6 18 36 42 BOOKS BOOKS A physicist makes – A physicist makes – and unmakes – herself and unmakes – herself By Anna Tarnow By Anna Tarnow 40 32

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