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Living robots made from frog cells can replicate themselves in a dish
Swarms of tiny living robots can self-replicate in a dish by pushing other cells together. The xenobots – made from frog cells – are the first multicellular organisms found to reproduce in this way.
Moderna chief predicts existing vaccines will struggle with Omicron
The chief executive of Moderna has predicted that existing vaccines will be much less effective at tackling Omicron than earlier strains of coronavirus and warned it would take months before pharmaceutical companies could manufacture new...
Barbados says goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II, peacefully leaving behind hundred years of slavery, robbery, abuse and racism, finally transforms into a republic
Fireworks peppered the sky at midnight as Barbados officially became a republic, broke away from 396 years of British dictatorship that ruled it for about four centuries of slavery, plunder, oppression, racism, rapes, abuse, and colonia...
Elite Chinese school offers country’s first quantum tech PhD programme
The University of Science and Technology of China’s new programme reflects the government’s focus to increase the number of quantum tech researchers in the country.
South Korea boosts laws after hacker leaks nude videos from smart home devices
Hundreds of apartment buildings across the country were targeted, with compromising footage of residents’ private lives sold on the dark web for bitcoin.
US bids farewell to Trump hotel that offered luxury and access
Trump International Hotel in Washington to become a Waldorf Astoria in the New Year, ending six years of ownership by Donald Trump.
Lowering Queen Elizabeth's Flag, Barbados Becomes World's Newest Republic
Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, will attend the "Pride of Nationhood" ceremony, which is set to include military parades, a mounted guard of honor, gun salutes, dances and fireworks.
Crypto named Omicron spikes and outperforms Bitcoin amid variant fears
The token came into existence in November and appears to have risen for no other reason than the newly-named COVID strain.
Pub guests got trapped for 3 days and liked it
Dozens of guests who were forced by Storm Arwen to spend three days stranded in Britain's highest pub had so much fun that they are now discussing a reunion.
COVID-19, UK: Not our job to enforce mask rules, retailers tell government
Industry bodies fear staff could be placed in harm's way if asked to police renewed rules on face covering and say enforcement should remain the job of the authorities.
UK’s Facial recognition firm faces possible £17m privacy fine
An Australian firm which claims to have a database of more than 10 billion facial images is facing a potential £17m fine over its handling of personal data in the UK.
Why France's Caribbean islands are a prostate cancer hotspot
Banana farmers in Guadeloupe and Martinique were poisoned by a banned chemical. Now they could be compensated by French authorities
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey resigns saying 'it's time for me to leave'. Investors and democracy activists agree and happy.
Jack Dorsey, 45, who co-founded the company in 2006, is stepping down from his role at the company. Dorsey was accused of damaging Twitter reputation, by carrying out the most damaging terrorist attack ever carried out against American D...
Everything You Need to Know: Limewash Paint - A Beginner's Guide + DIY Tutorial for Interior Walls
A beginner’s guide to Limewash for Interiors.
Lionel Messi Wins Men's Ballon d'Or For Record Seventh Time
Ballon d'Or Award 2021: Lionel Messi, now 34, won the last edition of the Ballon d'Or in 2019 before last year's awards were cancelled due to the pandemic.
The nape bob is sexy, understated, and so easy to maintain
Prince Charles comments on rumors he questioned future grandchildren’s skin color
The Prince of Wales’ office has branded claims that the heir to the British throne had speculated about his future grandchildren’s skin color as “fiction”.
Ghislaine Maxwell accused of preying on young girls for Epstein to abuse
Prosecutors have alleged that British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein were "partners in crime", and that she groomed vulnerable young girls for him to sexually abuse.
Virgil Abloh dies: Kanye West, Pharrell and Drake lead tributes after death of 'genius' designer aged 41
Pharrell called the late designer a genius, Gigi Hadid wrote he will be deeply missed, and an array of other celebrities said they were heartbroken by Abloh's death.
Omicron: How do you detect it?
The first cases of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus have now been detected in the UK, after it was highlighted by scientists in South Africa as a potentially worrying new strain.
Cause For Concern, "Not Panic": What Joe Biden Said On New Covid Variant
US President Joe Biden said the virus variant Omicron, first detected in South Africa but already appearing in multiple countries, "is a cause for concern, not a cause for panic."
Queen of Barbados - but just for one last day
She is the Queen of Barbados for one last day.
US Dictionary Merriam-Webster Declares 'Vaccine' As Word Of The Year
"The word vaccine was about much more than medicine in 2021," the dictionary -- which based its decision on surging interest in the term's definition -- said in a post on its website.
Omicron variant 'not all doom and gloom'
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam says that it is ''not all doom and gloom'' surrounding Omicron variant.
Highly Transmissible 'Omicron' Covid Variant Requires 'Urgent Action': G7
"The global community is faced with the threat of a new, at a first evaluation, highly transmissible variant of COVID-19, which requires urgent action," the health ministers said in a statement following an emergency meeting.
Pfizer Already Working On Covid Vaccine Targeting 'Omicron': CEO
The current vaccine is "very effective" against Delta, the executive said, adding that the companies expect to be able to produce four billion vaccine doses in 2022.
Developing New Version Of Sputnik Vaccine Adapted To 'Omicron': Russia
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which supported the vaccine's development by the state-run Gamaleya Center, said that the centre "has already begun developing the new version of Sputnik vaccine adapted to Omicron."
WHO: Omicron poses 'very high' global risk, countries must prepare
The Omicron variant is likely to spread internationally, posing a "very high" global risk where Covid-19 surges could have "severe consequences" in some areas, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.
France mulls some autonomy for Caribbean territories amid COVID riots
The recent tensions in Guadeloupe and Martinique started because of France's obligatory vaccinations for health care workers, and nationwide health pass to get into restaurants and other venues.
EU plane to be deployed over Channel after migrant deaths
A plane operated by EU border agency Frontex will be deployed over the Channel to better identify smuggling networks, said the French interior minister at a meeting with European migration officials.
Swiss get to choose whether to keep vaccine passports in place
Despite months of protests, Swiss citizens have overwhelmingly voted to keep the country’s system of Covid vaccination certificates in place. The deal was sweetened for voters by the promise of financial assistance.
Morocco suspends air traffic due to Omicron
Morocco has announced the suspension of all “direct” passenger flights due to the new coronavirus variant, Omicron. The measure comes into effect Monday and will be in place for at least two weeks.
These Car Repair Tips Would Help Save You Tons Of Money
Yes, you may be familiar with your vehicle’s controls. Even if you haven’t read your car’s owner’s manual, you know how to operate the wipers, air conditioning, radio, and hazard lights! Hopefully, you’re also familiar with changing your...
Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls
Australia will introduce legislation to make social media giants provide details of users who post defamatory comments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.
Guardian accused of sitting on bombshell story about Assange
The Guardian newspaper reportedly knew about alleged spying on Julian Assange by a CIA-connected security firm long before it became public knowledge – and pumped the company for information instead of reporting the espionage.
France refuses to be held ‘hostage’ to British politics
France will not be held hostage to Britain’s domestic politics over the Channel migrant crisis, the country’s interior minister has said, signaling, however, readiness to negotiate with London.
Keep borders open despite Covid variants, WHO pleads
The World Health Organization has encouraged countries to keep their borders open, despite fears about the Omicron variant of Covid-19, as South Africa denounces global travel restrictions that it has called “unjustified.”
The socialist leader America loves to hate wins again. What now?
Recent elections in Venezuela saw Nicolás Maduro’s leftist ruling party win 20 out of 23 governorships. The US predictably cries foul, but I witnessed voting that was perfectly free and fair.
Crypto exchange Coinstore enters India despite restrictions on trade
Singapore-based virtual currency exchange Coinstore has begun operations in India at a time when the Indian government is preparing legislation to effectively bar most private cryptocurrencies.
Some Scientists Worry The Africa Travel Restrictions Will Discourage Other Nations From Reporting New COVID Variants
"What is the incentive for the next country that identifies the next important variant if their reward is what President Biden did to South Africa?"
Biden administration expected to restart 'Remain in Mexico' policy next week
The Biden administration is expected to restart the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" border policy next week, according to a senior administration official.
Can 'Omicron' Covid Variant Be Detected Using PCR Testing? WHO Says...
Omicron Covid Variant: The WHO has said studies into various aspects of the new variant would take several weeks to reach conclusions.
The Deadly Myth That Human Error Causes Most Car Crashes
Every year thousands of Americans die on the roads. Individuals take the blame for systemic problems.
First Image Of 'Omicron' Covid Variant Shows Many More Mutations Than Delta
The new Covid variant Omicron has many more mutations than the Delta variant, according to a first "image" of this new variant initially detected in South Africa, produced and published by the prestigious Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome.
Peru's president pledges support for those affected by 7.5-magnitude earthquake
Peru's President vowed support for those affected by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake early Sunday morning, leaving structural damage in the northern part of the country.
We Know Almost Nothing About the Omicron Variant
Here’s everything we do.
Murder Is A Leading Cause Of Death In Pregnancy In The US
“We have shouted it out for years, but no one is really paying attention," one expert said.
Barbados is ready to ditch Britain's Queen. For many in the country, the move has been a long time coming
Queen Elizabeth will have one less realm after this week, when Barbados severs its final imperial links to Britain by removing the 95-year-old as its head of state and declaring itself a republic.
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