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What we know so far about the B.1.1.529 ‘Omicron’ COVID variant causing concern

A new variant of COVID-19 that has been detected in South Africa is a "cause for concern," top virologists have warned.The B.1.1.529 variant, named...

Black Friday: Alternative places to shop sustainably that aren’t Amazon

Black Friday is an opportunity for consumers to take advantage of monster deals on all manner of consumer items. With the new expectations of...

Space can help to solve the biggest challenges facing our planet. Here’s how

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author.In Earth’s more than four billion years of existence, it has had...

UNESCO member countries adopt first global agreement on the ethics of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is supporting the decision-making of governments, can help combat global issues such as climate change and give us personalised recommendations.But the...

When less is more: Meet the businesses fighting Black Friday and overconsumption

Replacing "Black Friday" with "Green Friday", denouncing fake sale scams, boycotting Amazon: these are some of the grievances of groups that denounce the unbridled...

Bitcoin price drops amid fears of the new B.1.1.529 ‘Omicron’ COVID variant. Here’s why

Bitcoin tumbled almost 8 per cent on Friday after the discovery of a new, potentially vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant now called Omicron by the World...

Six southern African countries added to UK’s travel red list travel amid COVID-19 variant concern

South Africa and five other countries will be added to England's red list, a month after the most stringent travel restrictions were lifted.The return...

What we know so far about the B.1.1.529 COVID variant causing concern in South Africa

A new variant of COVID-19 that has been detected in South Africa is a "cause for concern," a top virologist has warned.The B.1.1.529 variant,...

Dancing mini robots are helping to teach children in Seoul kindergartens

A tiny robot practices pushups in a kindergarten class, encouraging the children to join in. When the children engage it in conversation, it blinks...

Barcelona buses to go green by running on sewage sludge. Could it help the climate crisis?

Barcelona buses could soon be running on sewage sludge, under plans to generate biofuel for the city’s immense public transport system.Some 900 buses drive...

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