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The surprising power of internet memes
Is there more to internet memes than meets the eye? The science of these viral mash-ups reveals why they are so effective at spreading ideas and beliefs.
Electric-car demand pushes lithium prices to records
Driven by a surge in Chinese electric-vehicles sales, the sharp rise in a key commodity for batteries could slow adoption of EVs globally.
How to confront a parent's dementia
When science writer Sue Nelson discovered that her father had dementia, her world came crashing down. But new research reveals ways to support those affected.
First signs of new COVID-19 wave seen in colder countries
Cases and hospitalizations are rising in Belgium, the UK and Denmark.
How going above and beyond at work became required
These days, workers expect to exceed their job descriptions if they want to get ahead – or even keep their positions at all. How did we get here?
72% of children globally have been victims of cyber threats
A new global report from the Global Cybersecurity Forum (GCF), has found that 72 percent of children around the world have experienced at least one type of cyber threat online.
Daughter rises in Mukesh Ambani’s succession plan
In the clearest hint of a succession roadmap, Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani carved out definite roles for each of his three children at the annual general meeting of his $220bn (£193bn) retail-to-refining conglomerate in August.
Covid Remains A Global Emergency But End Could Be In Sight
Covid-19 Pandemic: The comments come after US President Joe Biden declared "the pandemic is over" in an interview aired on Sunday.
Britain bids farewell to Queen Elizabeth with an outpouring of emotion
Britain bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday with a majestic funeral steeped in tradition and a send-off reflective of the broad popularity she managed to retain over her remarkable seven-decade reign.
Financial giant Goldman Sachs set for hundreds of layoffs
Goldman Sachs is expected to lay off hundreds of workers, reports say.
About 50 million people trapped in ‘modern slavery’, says UN
The pandemic, armed conflicts, and climate change have exacerbated conditions, trapping people in forced labour or marriage.
‘The strain is the worst of my lifetime’: how Bill Gates is staying optimistic
Covid and Ukraine war were major setbacks in pursuit of global development goals, philanthropist admits, but cutting back on aid would be ‘tragic’
OPEC keeps global oil demand forecast unchanged for 2023
Global oil supply in August increases by around 1.3 million barrels per day compared to previous month
EU stonewalls over von der Leyen’s role in multibillion-euro Pfizer vaccine deal
European Court of Auditors accuses Commission of refusing to release details of how the bloc’s biggest vaccine contract was negotiated.
New York ends mask requirement for subways, buses and other mass transit
New Yorkers are no longer required to wear masks on subways, buses and other mass transit, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Wednesday.
North Korea declares itself a nuclear weapons state
North Korea has passed a law declaring itself to be a nuclear weapons state, according to state news agency KCNA.
Queen Elizabeth II
The long reign of Queen Elizabeth II was marked by her strong sense of duty and her determination to dedicate her life to her throne and to her people.
Barack and Michelle Obama return to the White House for portrait unveiling
The unveiling was put off under former President Donald Trump and further delayed by COVID-19.
The Biden administration is gambling that a little-studied vaccine can stop monkeypox
To prevent the disease from becoming endemic, the U.S. needs a vaccine that stops transmission, but no one knows if Jynneos does that.
Welcome to Liz Truss’ Britain. Everyone’s going on strike
Soaring inflation is triggering workers to walk out en masse, just as Britain’s new prime minister takes the reins.
Oil price falls to lowest since Ukraine invasion in blow to Putin
Oil prices have tumbled back to levels last seen before Russia's invasion of Ukraine in a blow to Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia as the heavyweight producers try to prop up prices.
Liz Truss’s likely chief of staff lobbied government on behalf of Libyan parliament
Exclusive: Mark Fullbrook, who co-ran her leadership campaign, also helped win PPE contracts worth £680m for Australian manufacturer
UK to enter recession this year, British Chamber of Commerce says
The British Chambers of Commerce downgrades its forecast for the UK, but it sees some more positive economic signs towards the end of 2024.
How to help your kids be more independent and self-sufficient
Among the many devastating, long-term impacts of Covid-19, the pandemic delivered a one-two punch preventing many children from developing independence and taking on more responsibility.
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