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COVID-19 vaccines: how and when will lower-income countries get access?

Jan 19, 2021 05:50 am UTC| Health

COVID-19 vaccination programmes are gathering pace in high-income countries, but for much of the world, the future looks bleaker. Although a number of middle-income countries have started rolling out vaccines, widespread...

The Pfizer vaccine may not be the best choice for frail people, but it's too early to make firm conclusions

Jan 19, 2021 05:48 am UTC| Health

Reports of about 30 deaths among elderly nursing home residents who received the Pfizer vaccine have made international headlines. With Australias Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) expected to approve the vaccine...

Hepatitis D: how the virus made the jump from animals to humans

Jan 19, 2021 04:49 am UTC| Health

Pandemics past and present have been caused when pathogens germs that cause disease move between animals and humans, as SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) did when it made its way from bats to people. But not...

Some key questions answered on COVID-19 vaccines for African countries

Jan 19, 2021 04:43 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

Vaccines for COVID-19 are generating a lot of talk. To shed some light on which vaccines are available for countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and how the process will work, The Conversation Africas Ina Skosana and Ozayr...

Joggers and cyclists should wear masks – here's why

Jan 19, 2021 04:42 am UTC| Health

England is deep into its third lockdown, yet the daily tally of new COVID cases and deaths remains sickeningly high. As Chris Whitty, the countrys chief medical officer, said recently, more needs to be done to bring the...

Alzheimer's: new research shows a leap forward in identifying neurons vulnerable to the disease

Jan 19, 2021 04:42 am UTC| Health

Alzheimers disease is a devastating condition that is currently unstoppable and incurable. The main cause of the disease is the loss of neurons and other brain cells in the brain also know as degeneration. This...

Health crisis: up to a billion tonnes of waste potentially burned in the open every year

Jan 14, 2021 07:27 am UTC| Health

As much as one billion tonnes of waste could be burned in open and uncontrolled fires around the world each year, according to one estimate close to half of all the municipal solid waste generated on Earth. But even if...

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Economy

Google asks lawsuit by 10 states be moved from Texas to California

Google has asked a Texas judge to transfer an antitrust lawsuit filed by 10 states to a court in California, where the company has more relevant witnesses and documents. The search engine company noted that it was...

Amazon sues EU for allowing separate Italian probe over same issue

Amazon is suing to annul the European Commissions (EC) decision that allowed the Italian competition watchdog to pursue a separate case against it over the way it selects sellers. The US online retail giant took its...

LG Electronics hinted about its plan to ditch its smartphone manufacturing business

LG Electronics may be giving up its smartphone manufacturing business this year. This means that the company will be withdrawing from the mobile phone market and stop the production of the device. Although this was not...

Jack Ma shows up at the right moment as Alibaba's stocks soar with his public reappearance

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group, a Chinese tech, and e-commerce company, made his very first public appearance after disappearing in the public eye in October 2020. The billionaire was said to have vanished after...

Chinese telecoms submit review request for the NYSE delisting decision as Joe Biden is proclaimed the new US president

Chinese telecommunication companies were delisted at the New York Stock Exchange this month as Donald Trumps executive order that was signed in November last year takes effect. The former POTUS wants them to remove them...

Politics

Donald Trump ends his presidency at Mar-a-Lago as he foregoes attending Joe Biden's inauguration

As of today, Donald Trump is now considered to be a former president of the United States. With Joe Biden becoming the next occupant of the White House, Trump ended his presidency at his Mar-a-Lago resort. Trump spent...

Melania Trump reportedly did not personally write her thank you notes to White House residence staff

Melania Trump has already been known to break from tradition by foregoing some customs that her predecessors took on. As the now-former first lady has left the White House, it is revealed that her thank yous to the White...

Barack Obama congratulates Joe Biden on social media with a throwback photo

Former President Barack Obama was among the former Presidents to be in attendance at Joe Bidens inauguration as the nations 46th President. Hours prior to the proceedings, Obama congratulated his former vice president on...

Ivanka Trump becomes emotional as she watches her father Donald Trump make his final speech as POTUS

As of today, Ivanka Trump leaves her post as White House adviser to make way for the Biden administration. The eldest Trump daughter was seen getting emotional as she watched her father Donald Trump make his final address...

Science

What to feed ducks – according to science

The simple things in life sometimes bring the greatest joy like feeding the ducks at your local pond. The next time you pay your feathered friends a visit, consider introducing some variety into the food you give them....

Yellowstone volcano: USGS warns of possible eruption

Many scientists are keeping watch over the activity occurring in the Yellowstone volcano because of its potential to inflict large-scale damage in the United States. Now, scientists at the USGS have now warned of a...

Mars mission: NASA scientist says Martians can help humans live on Red Planet

Being able to live on Mars is one of the goals that space agencies all over the world have when it comes to exploring the red planet in future Mars missions. Although it may take a while to figure out how we may be able to...

Black holes: Albert Einstein's theory may save Earth from wandering black holes

Black holes are one of the most mysterious objects in the universe and were first brought up by renowned scientist Albert Einstein. With the possibility of wandering black holes being able to consume our own planet, the...

Asteroid alert: 16-meter space rock to pass by Earth on New Year weekend

With days to go until the Earth completes another year around the Sun, it appears that the universe also has plans to celebrate the new year along with us. An asteroid is set to pass by our planet a few days after the new...

Technology

Netflix to add 'Shuffle Play' feature permanently in H1 2021

There may be moments when Netflix subscribers find it difficult to decide what TV show or movie to watch from a catalog with thousands of titles. Luckily, the streaming giant is launching an app feature exactly for that...

Apple offsets 2 million units from iPhone 12 ‘mini’ production to favor the high-end ‘Pro’

It was previously reported that, of the entire iPhone 12 series, the mini had the least sales in the first couple of months since the devices launched. Now, Apple is said to be shifting massive production orders from the...

Krafton confirms new ‘PUBG’ mobile game is launching in 2021

The PUBG universe is getting bigger in the coming years, starting in 2021. A new title for the mobile gaming platform is confirmed to launch this year and will be followed by The Callisto Project next year. PUBG Mobile...

Android 12 could introduce an improved version of the split screen feature

Tech fans might still be a few weeks away from the first official reveal of Android 12, but several reports are already providing hints at new features to anticipate. Google is reportedly working on a new version of the...
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