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Following a t-shirt from cotton field to landfill shows the true cost of fast fashion

Dec 01, 2020 09:08 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

With many shops closed due to pandemic restrictions, Black Friday 2020 might have looked different from the frantic buying sprees of years past. But one thing remained the same: the relentless pace of fast fashion....

Why there's no COVID in this year's Christmas ads

Nov 18, 2020 03:54 am UTC| Insights & Views

To use a phrase used more this year than Ive had mince pies, 2020 has been unprecedented. November heralds the start of the festive season, thanks to the incoming wave of advertising, but its undeniable that Christmas is...

Digital privacy and Covid-19: between a paradox and a hard place

Nov 18, 2020 03:47 am UTC| Insights & Views

The situation in which the world is currently living is extraordinary in every sense of the word: since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been over 53 million confirmed cases and more than 1.3 million...

How to plan successful e-conferences during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

Nov 18, 2020 03:44 am UTC| Insights & Views

Many professionals, including academics, are accustomed to flying a lot. Or they were before COVID-19 drastically reduced air travel and disrupted conference plans globally. For now, the mingling of many people in hotel...

Sure, the US election is gerrymandered, but so are others, and its hard to stop

Nov 08, 2020 11:07 am UTC| Insights & Views

At the time of writing we dont yet know who will win the US presidential election. But we do know this for sure: Donald Trump will be able to win with less than half the votes cast. Put another way, Joe Biden will be...

Joe Biden wins US presidential election as mail-in votes turn key states around

Nov 08, 2020 10:45 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Pennsylvania and Nevada were today called for Joe Biden, taking him to 279 Electoral Votes, nine more than the 270 required to win. Biden is now the US president-elect, defeating an incumbent president for the first time...

Capitalism and the coronavirus crisis: the coming transformation(s)

Oct 29, 2020 09:56 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The world economy is currently experiencing its severest contraction since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Unlike the Great Depression and the global financial crisis (GFC) of 2008-2009, this crisis cannot be directly...

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Economy

Zimbabwe's cannabis earnings forecast of $1.25 billion is 'ambitious': economist

Zimbabwes export earnings projection from cannabis to reach $1.25 billion in 2021, three times more than tobacco, was called ambitious by an independent economist based in Harare, John Robertson. The economist said...

US legislators to vote on bill that may delist Chinese firms

The US House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill threatening to boot Chinese companies, including behemoths like Alibaba and Baidu, out of American stock markets. The bill, entitled Holding Foreign Companies...

Japan, China hope travel restart would boost economies

Japan and China are hopeful that the easing of border controls and compulsory 14-day quarantine requirements to expedite their economic recoveries. The two countries started accepting visa applications for business...

South Korea's tariffs on Japanese steel found illegal by WTO

The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that South Korea violated the international anti-dumping agreement when it renewed a series of 15.39 percent duties on Japanese stainless steel bars in 2017. According to the WTO...

China imposes 212% tariffs on Australia's wine, claims dumping

Chinese regulators would impose tariffs of between 107.1 and 212.1 percent on Australian wines after finding preliminary evidence of dumping, causing material damage to the domestic wine industry in China. An...

Politics

Barack Obama talks about the bond between his daughters Malia and Sasha Obama

Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are parents to Malia and Sasha Obama. In an interview, the former president talked about the bond between the two siblings, sharing that the sisters have become...

Joe Biden suffers foot fracture while playing with dog Major

President-elect Joe Biden is already in the midst of preparing for his inauguration on January 20, 2021. However, Biden may have to attend his inauguration wearing a boot following an accident that resulted in him...

Melania Trump unveils decorated White House for Christmas

Even with the ongoing pandemic, people are still determined to celebrate Christmas, including first lady Melania Trump. Melania recently unveiled the White House Christmas decorations in time for the holidays. The first...

Donald Trump attacks judges following dismissal of voter fraud claims

States are already certifying the results of their respective elections much to the chagrin of Donald Trump. Following the recent dismissal of a lower court order to delay certification of results, Trump blasted the judges...

Science

Aliens: Astronaut recalls the time he thought he saw a UFO while aboard ISS

Space agencies and astronomers alike are actively on the search for life outside our own planet. One astronaut, Major Tim Peake, recalled a time he thought he saw a UFO during his time aboard the International Space...

NASA Apollo 11 revelation: UK space center reveals how the US flag waved on the Moon

Following the historic Apollo 11 mission, conspiracy theories have floated around whether or not the mission was real. A space center in the United Kingdom was able to refute this theory with the use of one of its main...

Asteroid news: Hayabusa2 samples of Ryugu arriving at Earth in two weeks

Space agencies all over the world are already ahead of us in tackling possible asteroid collisions that may happen in the future. Japans own space agency is already making progress in studying one particular asteroid,...

Asteroid alert: Mysterious minimoon to make an approach to Earth next week

Back in September, astronomers were left speculating about the asteroid 2020 SO even after it was first spotted approaching our planet. As the mysterious space object makes itself visible again, astronomers now have...

Technology

‘Elden Ring’ release date ‘absolutely’ happening in 2021, leaker says

With not much update on the state of the Elden Ring development, many fans were under the impression that it could still be years away from being launched. However, a video game leaker recently hinted that FromSoftwares...

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro appears in certification filings hinting at early 2021 launch

Wireless earbuds have been include in the annual product launch traditions of major tech companies, including Samsung. While others stick to just one name every year, it appears that Samsung is switching it up again in...

Apple Watch Series 7 expected to sport ‘improved form factor’ in 2021

Major tech companies plan for their upcoming devices years in advance. It is then not surprising that just a couple of months since the Apple Watch Series 6 arrived in the market, fans are already hearing about the changes...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ cross-saves will work easier on Xbox than on PlayStation

Cyberpunk 2077 is less than two weeks away from going live, hopefully, for real this time. To help console players prepare, CD Projekt Red confirmed that the game will support cross-saves from one generation of console to...

Xiaomi Mi 11 launch moves up to January 2021, known leaker reports

It appears that Xiaomi Mi 11 is joining the list of smartphones that could be launched earlier than anticipated in 2021. Meanwhile, one of the reported changes in the upcoming series is the adoption of the 120Hz refresh...
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