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Private space stations are coming. Will they be better than their predecessors?

Private space stations are coming. Will they be better than their predecessors?

A new era of space stations is about to kick off. NASA has announced three commercial space station proposals for development, joining an earlier proposal by Axiom Space. These proposals are the first attempts to…

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In new blow to Venezuelan opposition, major leader quits interim government By Reuters

In new blow to Venezuelan opposition, major leader quits interim government By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Representative of the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, Julio Borges is seen before a meeting of the Lima Group in Brasilia, Brazil, November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo By Deisy Buitrago…

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How changes to South Africa’s value-added tax affect compliance among small firms

How changes to South Africa’s value-added tax affect compliance among small firms

Taxes “are the dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organised society”. As the quote from US president Franklin D Roosevelt in 1936 suggests, governments across the world need to collect…

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Liquidity operations squeezed Fed’s net income last year

Liquidity operations squeezed Fed’s net income last year

The Federal Reserve’s recent liquidity injections led to its lowest remittance to the Treasury since 2009, preliminary results show. The central bank handed over $54.9 billion to the Treasury, down from $65.8 billion in 2018.…

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Analysis-Modi’s farm reform reversal to deter investment in India’s agriculture By Reuters

Analysis-Modi’s farm reform reversal to deter investment in India’s agriculture By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Farmers gather to mark the first anniversary of their protests on the outskirts of Delhi at Pakora Chowk near Tikri border, India, November 26, 2021. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis By Mayank Bhardwaj and…

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Nigeria’s transport grant isn’t the best way to allocate fuel subsidy savings: here’s what is

Nigeria’s transport grant isn’t the best way to allocate fuel subsidy savings: here’s what is

Following unrelenting pressure by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, the Nigerian government intends to eliminate its fuel subsidy in July 2022. Nigeria spent about N10 trillion (currently US$24.5 billion) on petroleum subsidies…

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Fossil spine suggests ancient human relative walked like us, but climbed like an ape

Fossil spine suggests ancient human relative walked like us, but climbed like an ape

Around two million years ago an ancient human relative, Australopithecus sediba, lived in what is today South Africa, nearby a cave called Malapa that’s a part of the Cradle of Humankind. Until recently, it was…

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U.S. EPA to propose expanding credit eligibility under biofuel program -sources By Reuters

U.S. EPA to propose expanding credit eligibility under biofuel program -sources By Reuters

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: E85 ethanol fuel is shown being pumped into a vehicle at a gas station selling alternative fuels in the town of Nevada, Iowa, December 6, 2007. REUTERS/Jason Reed 2/2 By…

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how a digital currency could help

how a digital currency could help

Kenya’s central bank has been mulling the official use of a digital currency. More than 60 central banks have already entered the digital currency race since 2014. No details have been released in Kenya, but…

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Total solar eclipse will bring 2 minutes of darkness to Antarctica’s months of endless daylight

Total solar eclipse will bring 2 minutes of darkness to Antarctica’s months of endless daylight

The Sun hasn’t set in Antarctica since October. Earth’s southernmost continent is currently experiencing a long summer’s day, one that stretches from mid-October until early April. But on Saturday December 4, darkness will sweep across…

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