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Sub-Saharan Africa’s food security has turned out better than feared. But risks remain

Sub-Saharan Africa’s food security has turned out better than feared. But risks remain

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, concern immediately arose that sub-Saharan Africa faced a potential worsening in food insecurity. The concerns were due to the anticipated slowdown in economic activity, job losses accompanied by loss of…

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What are ‘internal waves’ that possibly sank the Indonesian sub? If you’ve ever suffered plane turbulence, you’ve been inside one

What are ‘internal waves’ that possibly sank the Indonesian sub? If you’ve ever suffered plane turbulence, you’ve been inside one

Last week might have been the first time you ever heard of “internal waves” — the phenomenon suspected of causing the tragic sinking of the Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala the previous week, resulting in the…

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Gold Up Against Muted Dollar, Investors Await More U.S. Data By Investing.com

Gold Up Against Muted Dollar, Investors Await More U.S. Data By Investing.com

© Reuters. By Gina Lee Investing.com – Gold was up on Monday morning in Asia, with muted giving the yellow metal a shine on the first trading day of May. Investors also await further U.S.…

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Why Ghana doesn’t get the full value of its cocoa beans – and how this could change

Why Ghana doesn’t get the full value of its cocoa beans – and how this could change

The global chocolate industry is worth over US$150 billion. West Africa supplies 70% of the cocoa beans, but most of the value in a chocolate bar is generated in Europe and North America. West African…

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tech is changing the way we interact, and not always for the better

tech is changing the way we interact, and not always for the better

Twenty-first century technologies such as robots, virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) are creeping into every corner of our social and emotional lives — hacking how we form friendships, build intimacy, fall in love…

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Chevron profit drops on weaker refining margins, storm hit By Reuters

Chevron profit drops on weaker refining margins, storm hit By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Chevron gas station sign is seen in Del Mar, California By Jennifer Hiller HOUSTON (Reuters) -Chevron Corp’s first-quarter profit fell 29% from the same period a year ago as gains…

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Malawi’s farm subsidies aren’t helping women: but there are solutions

Malawi’s farm subsidies aren’t helping women: but there are solutions

Smallholder agriculture is the backbone of food security in many sub-Saharan African households. And women, in particular, play a central role in putting food on the table. However, there is an imbalance between what women…

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DNA-inspired ‘supercoiling’ fibres could make powerful artificial muscles for robots

DNA-inspired ‘supercoiling’ fibres could make powerful artificial muscles for robots

The double helix of DNA is one of the most iconic symbols in science. By imitating the structure of this complex genetic molecule we have found a way to make artificial muscle fibres far more…

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Crude Oil Prices Slip By Investing.com

Crude Oil Prices Slip By Investing.com

© Reuters. By Geoffrey Smith  Investing.com — Crude oil prices slipped on Friday, following a broader risk-off move in equities, with news of a further rise in Iranian output adding to reasons to lock in…

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Will the pandemic really shape the future workplace?

Will the pandemic really shape the future workplace?

The workplace and modes of working have come into the spotlight amid COVID-19 lockdowns that have enforced remote working as the new norm for most businesses. Companies have had to review their practices to accommodate…

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