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UVA Math Prof. Ken Ono helped swimmer Emma Weyant improve her race time. She won an Olympic silver medal in Tokyo last summer. Sandy Hausman /WVTF hide caption

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This professor studies each swimmer as a math problem. It's helped them to be faster

Heading into national swimming championships, the University of Virginia relies on a mathematician, cameras and sensors to help each swimmer perform their best.

Russian soldiers rest in Chechnya's capital, Grozny, in February 2000. Russia waged two wars against Chechnya from 1994 to 2000. In both wars, Russia heavily bombed Chechnya, flattening Grozny and causing tens of thousands of civilian deaths. Dmitry Belyakov/Associated Press hide caption

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Russia's wars in Chechnya offer a grim warning of what could be in Ukraine

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UVA Math Prof. Ken Ono helped swimmer Emma Weyant improve her race time. She won an Olympic silver medal in Tokyo last summer. Sandy Hausman /WVTF hide caption

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This professor studies each swimmer as a math problem. It's helped them to be faster

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Bohdan Moroz, left, and Vlad Shast are LGBTQ Ukrainians. Moroz was evacuated to Berlin before conscription took effect. Shast is in Kyiv gathering supplies for the Ukrainian soldiers. Bohdan Moroz, Vlad Shast hide caption

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Some LGBTQ Ukrainians are fleeing Russian occupation. Others are signing up to fight

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