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Global Scan

60 years of Godzilla trailers say a lot about society's worst fears

Godzilla has terrorized box offices for nearly 60 years, and each generation has stamped its own fears onto the story. Meanwhile, a Canadian town has its own real-life fear—of an exploding whale. And researchers look at how our human appetite has shaped the crops and animals we consume. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Why artist Molly Crabapple decided to sketch Syria's dead

From the Occupy Wall Street movement to the economic crisis in Greece, artist Molly Crabapple has never shied away from politically charged stories. Now, she's lending her artistic talents to a project commemorating the more than 100,000 Syrians who have died during the past three years of conflict. The idea, she says, is to remember these people as individuals, not statistics.

Conflict & Justice

Why this Syrian man regrets bringing Al-Qaeda fighters into his country

Expectations are pretty low for this week's Syria peace talks in Geneva. It will the first time that government and opposition representatives actually meet since the civil war began almost three years ago. But a third major player in the conflict will be missing: the Al-Qaeda-affiliated rebel group that controls much of north-east Syria. Most of its fighters are foreign. Here's the story of one Syrian man who has been forced into exile by the very men he once helped bring into his country.

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