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Millennials drive for 8% fewer trips than older generations

Millennials drive for 8% fewer trips than older generations

CC BY-ND Millennials – typically defined as those born between 1981 and 1996 – have gotten a lot of press, both positive and negative. Some argue that they are more public-spirited and less materialistic than…

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Iran will develop oil industry despite U.S. sanctions

Iran will develop oil industry despite U.S. sanctions

© Reuters. Iran’s Oil Minister Zanganeh arrives at the OPEC headquarters in Vienna DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran is determined to develop its oil industry in spite of U.S. sanctions imposed on the country, Iranian Oil…

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we mapped half a billion years of horseshoe crabs to save them from blood harvests

we mapped half a billion years of horseshoe crabs to save them from blood harvests

If you ventured to the New York seaside in summer, you might see a large dome-shaped animal with a spiky tail, slowly moving towards the water. These are horseshoe crabs – the animals time forgot.…

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How one woman pulled off the first consumer boycott – and helped inspire the British to abolish slavery

How one woman pulled off the first consumer boycott – and helped inspire the British to abolish slavery

While many companies have trumpeted their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, others are beginning to face consumer pressure for not appearing to do enough. For example, some people are advocating a consumer boycott…

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Gold Streaks On for 5th Week as Stimulus, Virus Worries Come to Fore By Investing.com

Gold Streaks On for 5th Week as Stimulus, Virus Worries Come to Fore By Investing.com

© Reuters. By Barani Krishnan Investing.com – Gold prices fell a notch Friday but that didn’t stop the yellow metal from cruising to a fifth straight weekly gain, boosted by U.S. stimulus measures to deal…

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Howzat! We can all learn from elite batsmen, and not just about cricket

Howzat! We can all learn from elite batsmen, and not just about cricket

While many people may enjoy a game of backyard cricket, only a few go on to become elite professional batsmen in Australia. Cricket batting is example of what human skills can achieve. The fastest bowling…

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Outsourcing has not improved conditions for domestic workers in South Africa

Outsourcing has not improved conditions for domestic workers in South Africa

In South Africa, approximately one million people, mostly black women from marginalised backgrounds, are employed as domestic workers by the middle class. Some are employed as full-time domestic workers and live on the premises of…

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Insurer L&G calls for action to lower emissions from British buildings By Reuters

Insurer L&G calls for action to lower emissions from British buildings By Reuters

© Reuters. The logo of Legal & General insurance company is seen at their office in central London LONDON (Reuters) – Legal & General (L:) called on Friday for the British government to introduce tighter…

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Large-scale facial recognition is incompatible with a free society

Large-scale facial recognition is incompatible with a free society

In the US, tireless opposition to state use of facial recognition algorithms has recently won some victories. Some progressive cities have banned some uses of the technology. Three tech companies have pulled facial recognition products…

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Street vendors make cities livelier, safer and fairer – here’s why they belong on the post-COVID-19 urban scene

Street vendors make cities livelier, safer and fairer – here’s why they belong on the post-COVID-19 urban scene

Cities around the world are emerging from pandemic shutdowns and gradually allowing activities to resume. National leaders are keen to promote economic recovery, with appropriate public health precautions. Recently, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced economic…

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