Posts with the category “europe”

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James Webb Space Telescope ready to make history
December 24th, 2021
James Webb Space Telescope ready to make history The biggest space telescope ever conceived is scheduled to go into orbit in the coming hours.The $10bn James Webb Space Telescope will be launched on a...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Alzheimer's drug aducanumab not approved for use in EU
December 17th, 2021
Alzheimer's drug aducanumab not approved for use in EU The European Medicines Agency has said no to approving a new drug for Alzheimer's disease in the EU. Aducanumab does not appear to be effective a...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Gene edited sex selection may spare animal suffering
December 3rd, 2021
Gene edited sex selection may spare animal suffering Scientists have used gene editing technology to create female-only and male-only litters of mice. Their technique could prevent the destruction of ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Italy’s Altamura Man Reveals The Oldest Neanderthal DNA Ever Found
November 19th, 2021
Italy’s Altamura Man Reveals The Oldest Neanderthal DNA Ever Found In 1993, a group of cave explorers in southern Italy stumbled across a grisly find: a human skull covered in a thick layer of calcite...  Read More
by James Koroma
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UK pledges £290m to help poorer countries cope with climate change
November 7th, 2021
UK pledges £290m to help poorer countries cope with climate change The UK is pledging £290m to help poorer countries cope with the impact of climate change, as the COP26 climate change summit enters i...  Read More
by James Koroma
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US heating bills set to surge as energy costs jump
October 15th, 2021
US heating bills set to surge as energy costs jump US heating bills are set to surge this winter as energy prices soar, the US Energy Information Administration says. About half of households use natu...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Kraft Heinz says people must get used to higher food prices
October 10th, 2021
Kraft Heinz says people must get used to higher food prices Miguel Patricio said the international food giant, which makes tomato sauce and baked beans, was putting up prices in several countries.Unli...  Read More
by James Koroma
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The Silk Road: 8 Goods Traded Along the Ancient Network
September 20th, 2021
The Silk Road: 8 Goods Traded Along the Ancient Network The Silk Road wasn’t a single route, but rather a vibrant trade network that crisscrossed central Eurasia for centuries, bringing far-flung cult...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Greece erects fence at Turkey border amid warnings of Afghan migrant surge
August 21st, 2021
Greece erects fence at Turkey border amid warnings of Afghan migrant surge Greece has installed a 40km (25-mile) fence and surveillance system on its border with Turkey amid concern over a surge of mi...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Using plastic waste to help solve sand shortages
July 18th, 2021
Using plastic waste to help solve sand shortages Does the world have a shortage of sand? At first, that might sound like a peculiar question.After all, sand covers vast expanses of beaches and deserts...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Most pheasants sold for food contain lead shot
February 23rd, 2021
Most pheasants sold for food contain lead shot Almost all pheasants sold for food in the UK contain toxic lead shot, scientists have found. The discovery comes one year into a five-year transition to ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Nigeria's Okonjo-Iweala Appointed as Head of World Trade Body
February 15th, 2021
Nigeria's Okonjo-Iweala Appointed as Head of World Trade Body WTO members made history today (15 February) when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Putin orders constitution changes allowing him to rule until 2036
July 3rd, 2020
Putin orders constitution changes allowing him to rule until 2036 Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered amendments that would allow him to remain in power until 2036 to be put into the Russian ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Does an Apple A Day Keep The Doctor Away?
May 28th, 2020
Does an Apple A Day Keep The Doctor Away? The predecessor of the “apple a day” saying originated in the United Kingdom. But it gained popularity in the United States during the early to mid-20th centu...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Horsemeat seized amid fears criminals exploiting coronavirus disruption in food chain
May 23rd, 2020
Horsemeat seized amid fears criminals exploiting  coronavirus disruption in food chain Shipments of horsemeat masquerading as beef have been seized across Europe as criminals take advantage of closed ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen dies aged 79
April 30th, 2020
Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen dies aged 79 Pioneering Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, a co-founder of the Afrobeat musical genre, died in Paris on Thursday aged 79, his manager says."We don't know the exac...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Russia claims to have deployed Avangard hypersonic missiles that cannot be intercepted
December 28th, 2019
Russia claims to have deployed Avangard hypersonic missiles that cannot be intercepted Russia says it has deployed its first hypersonic missiles which President Putin claims are capable of transportin...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95
September 6th, 2019
Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95 Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said."It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the...  Read More
by James Koroma
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How the Cold War Space Race Led to U.S. Students Doing Tons of Homework
August 13th, 2019
How the Cold War Space Race Led to U.S. Students Doing Tons of Homework Middle-schoolers who trudge home each day with a 50-pound backpack and hours of homework would have had an easier time in 1901. ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Ancient Greeks Designed the Parthenon to Impress And Last
July 16th, 2019
Ancient Greeks Designed the Parthenon to Impress And Last Few monuments in the world are more recognizable than the Parthenon. Sitting atop a limestone hill rising some 500 feet above the Ilissos Vall...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Bob Collymore, CEO of East Africa's Largest Telecom Company Dies
June 30th, 2019
Bob Collymore, CEO of East Africa's Largest Telecom Company Dies Safaricom chief executive officer Bob Collymore has died at his home early Monday morning. The Guyanese-born British citizen took a med...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Progressive Teaching Methods Have Fuelled Rise In Poor Discipline And Bad Behaviour States England School Behavior Expert
May 12th, 2019
Progressive Teaching Methods Have Fuelled Rise In Poor Discipline And Bad Behaviour States England School Behavior Expert Progressive teaching methods have fuelled the rise in poor discipline, the Gov...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Neanderthals Resorted to Cannibalism in the Face of Climate Change
March 29th, 2019
Neanderthals Resorted to Cannibalism in the Face of Climate Change We know that Neanderthals were carnivores, with a diet that consisted primarily—if not exclusively—of meat. But a new study by resear...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Space Survival Kit That A Stranded Cosmonaut Needs
February 12th, 2019
Space Survival Kit That A Stranded Cosmonaut Needs While it took the engineering expertise of hundreds of engineers, scientists, and pilots to ensure that Russian cosmonauts could survive space itself...  Read More
by James Koroma
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France protests an economic catastrophe
December 9th, 2018
France protests an economic catastrophe The "yellow vest" protests have been "a catastrophe" for the French economy, the finance minister says. France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrati...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Women Keeping Peace In Some Of The Deadliest Places On Earth
November 17th, 2018
Women Keeping Peace In Some Of The Deadliest Places On Earth Superintendent Catherine Ugorji is settling in for another 24-hour shift monitoring UN patrols in the troubled Malian city of Gao. This for...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Middle Ages was enlightened era not Dark Ages says British Library expert
October 17th, 2018
Middle Ages was enlightened era not Dark Ages says British Library expert It is popularly held as a period when Britain and the rest of the world fell into a deep decline. But according to the British...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Fear grows as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs
October 12th, 2018
Fear grows as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs Humanitarian workers are struggling to calm community fears in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where 125 people have died from Ebola, and cases of ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Cambridge University students vote against Remembrance Sunday motion over fears it glorifies war
October 10th, 2018
Cambridge University students vote against Remembrance Sunday motion over fears it glorifies war Cambridge University’s Student Union (CUSU) has voted down a motion to promote Remembrance Sunday amid ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Ben Lecomte's Trans-Pacific Swim Breaks the 1,000-Mile Mark
September 30th, 2018
Ben Lecomte's Trans-Pacific Swim Breaks the 1,000-Mile Mark Far out in the Pacific Ocean, Ben Lecomte swam past a milestone this week.Lecomte, who’s attempting to become the first man to swim across t...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Modric wins FIFA player of the year award
September 24th, 2018
Modric wins FIFA player of the year award Luka Modric broke a decade of award dominance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after being crowned world footballer of the year by FIFA.Modric was voted ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishop appointment
September 22nd, 2018
Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishop appointment The Vatican on Saturday announced it had signed a "provisional agreement" with China on the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on a...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Kipchoge Smashes Marathon World Record
September 16th, 2018
Kipchoge Smashes Marathon World Record                     Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge is the new marathon World record holder.Kipchoge smashed the previous world record by compatriot Dennis Kime...  Read More
by James Koroma
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New Guinean Finger Chopper Used To Mourn The Dead
September 4th, 2018
New Guinean Finger Chopper Used To Mourn The Dead The death of a spouse has severe emotional repercussions, but for the women of New Guinea’s Danai tribe, it also can mean great physical pain. It is t...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Thousands of children forced to wait months for wheelchairs
September 2nd, 2018
Thousands of children forced to wait months for wheelchairs Thousands of disabled children are being forced to wait months for a wheelchair amid “alarming” NHS failures, charities have warned. New fig...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Why Nordic countries might not be as happy as you think
August 25th, 2018
Why Nordic countries might not be as happy as you think Nordic countries like Finland and Norway may regularly come out on top of world happiness indexes for wellbeing year-on-year - but new research ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Ancient Egyptians Were Making Mummies Much Earlier Than Thought
August 17th, 2018
Ancient Egyptians Were Making Mummies Much Earlier Than Thought By the time pharaohs like King Tut ruled Egypt, mummification was a codified practice that had started in the Old Kingdom period around ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Sleep deprivation fuels loneliness because tired people are socially repellent, say scientists
August 14th, 2018
Sleep deprivation fuels loneliness because tired people are socially repellent, say scientists   Sleep deprivation is fuelling the loneliness epidemic because overly-tired people are less sociable, a ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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4 Perennial Berries You Can Plant Once And Enjoy For A Lifetime
August 12th, 2018
4 Perennial Berries You Can Plant Once And Enjoy For A Lifetime Many of us living off-the-grid have a robust garden to supplement the homestead’s food supply. Usually, the garden relies on annual plan...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Denmark issues first face veil fine after tussle
August 4th, 2018
Denmark issues first face veil fine after tussle Police in Denmark fined a 28-year-old woman for wearing a full face veil, the first time a punishment was meted out since it became illegal on Wednesda...  Read More
by James Koroma