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Big pharma’s safety pledge isn’t enough to build public confidence in COVID-19 vaccine – here’s what will

Big pharma’s safety pledge isn’t enough to build public confidence in COVID-19 vaccine – here’s what will

Americans are increasingly concerned that regulators and manufacturers will rush a vaccine to market without an adequate review. That prompted nine vaccine front-runners, including Pfizer and Merck, to promise to abide by clinical and ethical…

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Canada to unveil retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods on Tuesday: CTV By Reuters

Canada to unveil retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods on Tuesday: CTV By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Freeland speaks to reporters on Parliament Hill in Ottawa OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada will announce on Tuesday that it is going ahead with a threat…

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how to deal with China’s mass surveillance of thousands of Australians

how to deal with China’s mass surveillance of thousands of Australians

National security is like sausage-making. We might enjoy the tasty product, but want to look away from the manufacturing. Recent news that Chinese company Zhenhua Data is profiling more than 35,000 Australians isn’t a surprise…

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why sales are rocketing despite all our privacy fears

why sales are rocketing despite all our privacy fears

With everyone spending so much time at home during the pandemic, smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Nest ranges have had a golden opportunity. In their latest attempt to make the devices…

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China opens anti-subsidy probe on some U.S. glycol ethers imports By Reuters

China opens anti-subsidy probe on some U.S. glycol ethers imports By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund in Shanghai BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s commerce ministry said on Monday it launched an anti-subsidy investigation on some glycol ethers imports from the…

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how the quest to maximise screen size is driving major innovation

how the quest to maximise screen size is driving major innovation

To enlarge a phone, or not to enlarge a phone? That is the question. In the world of flagship smartphones, there seems to be one clear trend: bigger is better. Manufacturers are trying to strip…

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Why businesses embrace populists and what to do about it: lessons from Hungary

Why businesses embrace populists and what to do about it: lessons from Hungary

The coronavirus crisis has revealed the weaknesses of some populist leaders such as Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil or Donald Trump in the US, yet others are emerging stronger than ever. And they have some unlikely…

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U.S. Gulf Coast oil firms brace for second strong hurricane in a month By Reuters

U.S. Gulf Coast oil firms brace for second strong hurricane in a month By Reuters

© Reuters. HOUSTON (Reuters) – Energy producers and communities along the U.S. Gulf Coast organized evacuations of residents and offshore workers on Sunday as they prepared for the second hurricane strike in less than a…

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Is mathematics real? A viral TikTok video raises a legitimate question with exciting answers

Is mathematics real? A viral TikTok video raises a legitimate question with exciting answers

While filming herself getting ready for work recently, TikTok user @gracie.ham reached deep into the ancient foundations of mathematics and found an absolute gem of a question: How could someone come up with a concept…

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Nobel prize-winning economics of climate change is misleading and dangerous – here’s why

Nobel prize-winning economics of climate change is misleading and dangerous – here’s why

While climate scientists warn that climate change could be catastrophic, economists such as 2018 Nobel prize winner William Nordhaus assert that it will be nowhere near as damaging. In a 2018 paper published after he…

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