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SUVs: four reasons why they are less safe and worse for the environment than a regular car

May 28, 2022 12:00 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

The sport utility vehicle, or SUV, and its spin-off class known as the crossover or CUV, are now the most popular types of vehicles. In the UK, they account for more than half of all new cars sold, and the story is similar...

5 ways entrepreneurs can become more psychologically resilient

May 28, 2022 11:59 am UTC| Insights & Views

Entrepreneurship is the backbone of any free-market economy. Globally, small and medium-sized businesses represent roughly 90 per cent of businesses and employ over 50 per cent of the workforce. They also contribute about...

How college students can help save local news

May 28, 2022 11:51 am UTC| Insights & Views

Local news outlets across the U.S. are struggling to bring in advertising and subscription revenue, which pays for the reporting, editing and production of their articles. Its not a new problem, but with fewer and fewer...

6 charts shows key role firearms makers play in America’s gun culture

May 28, 2022 11:22 am UTC| Insights & Views

Americans have blamed many culprits, from mental illness to inadequate security, for the tragic mass shootings that are occurring with increasing frequency in schools, offices and theaters across the U.S. The latest,...

Is it wrong to steal from large corporations? A philosopher debates the ethics

May 28, 2022 11:01 am UTC| Insights & Views

If you ask someone whether its okay to steal, chances are most people would say no. This absolutist approach stealing is wrong, no matter what finds philosophical backing in the work of 18th century thinker Immanuel...

US shootings: Norway and Finland have similar levels of gun ownership, but far less gun crime

May 28, 2022 11:00 am UTC| Insights & Views

In the wake of the most recent US mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 pupils and two teachers were killed by an 18-year-old armed with an assault rifle, a comparison considering how the US compares with other...

What is the metaverse, and what can we do there?

May 23, 2022 13:58 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Youve likely heard recently how the metaverse will usher in a new era of digital connectivity, virtual reality (VR) experiences and e-commerce. Tech companies are betting big on it: Microsofts massive US$68.7 billion...

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Economy

Bank holidays: how a day off work affects the economy

The Queens platinum jubilee will be celebrated across the UK with parades, picnics and street parties. But perhaps the most popular event planned to mark her 70 years on the throne will be an extra day off...

McDonald's in Russia will re-open under a new name and it could be called 'Fun and Tasty'

McDonalds has formally stopped its operations in Russia this month after temporarily suspending its business in March. With its exit, the fast-food chain has sold its restaurants to a local operator, and now it will be...

POSCO Chemical, GM announce Quebec as chosen site for joint cathode plant

POSCO Chemical revealed on Friday, May 27, that it is building a new facility for the production of cathode worth $327 million. It has partnered with General Motors for this project, and they have picked Quebec, Canada, as...

Kakao's founder Kim Beom Su vacates chairman position at Brian Impact Foundation

Kakaos founder and former chief executive officer, Kim Beom Su, has stepped down as chairman of the Brian Impact Foundation, a private charity foundation that was launched last year to help innovators in technology and...

NFT Artwork on LG Display’s OLED screen auctioned off for US$6.2 million

The non-fungible token artwork created on LG Display Co.s transparent OLED screen in collaboration with Turkish media arts designer and director Refik Anadol was auctioned off for US$6.2 million. The NFT art collection...

Politics

Afghanistan: Taliban's restrictions look to make women, girls 'invisible', UN expert says

The Taliban has increasingly imposed restrictive policies on Afghan women and girls months since retaking control of Afghanistan. A UN expert who visited the country said the restrictive policies by the insurgent group...

Iran: Incident at Parchin military complex leaves one killed, one wounded

An incident occurred at Irans Parchin military complex this week, leaving two casualties. One was killed, and another was wounded in the incident, according to the countrys defense ministry. Irans defense ministry...

US Justice Department targeting Trump attorneys, advisers in fake electors investigation

The US Justice Department has mostly kept silent about its ongoing investigations, particularly probes related to the attempt by Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 elections and stay in power. With the focus...

US GOP Rep. Jim Jordan demands to see all evidence against him before complying to Jan. 6 panel subpoena

The Jan. 6 congressional committee investigating the Capitol insurrection moved to issue subpoenas to a handful of sitting Republican lawmakers in Congress. Republican Rep. Jim Jordan recently demanded that he view all the...

Science

S. Korean scientists develop magnet-based soil purification tech

The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute had developed a method for purifying radioactively contaminated soil by using magnets to separate radioactive cesium from the soil. Cesium is most frequently found in...

Hyundai Mobis’ monitoring system reduces drowsy driving risks by 30%

Hyundai Mobis Co. has come up with an in-house brainwave-based driver monitoring system that can reduce the risk of drowsy driving by up to one-third. The system, dubbed M.Brain, is a wearable earpiece that continuously...

California start-up Bionaut Labs to send tiny robots on voyage into brains

California start-up Bionaut Labs will conduct its first clinical trials on sending miniature robots deep inside the human skull to treat brain disorders The tiny injectable robots can be guided through the brain using...

Kirin, Meiji University develop electric chopsticks that make low-salt food taste salty

Food producer Kirin and Meiji University have developed a pair of chopsticks that stimulate the taste of salt in foods with low salt content through extensive research. This technology, which has yet to be named,...

Japanese researchers develop plastic with self-repairing powers

Japanese researchers have found a way to create self-repairing plastics that can be used in many products and reduce the amount of waste now polluting the planet. It might have practical applications for home...

Technology

From glasses to mobility scooters, 'assistive technology' isn't always high-tech

This month, the first ever World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF Global Report on Assistive Technology was released. The WHO estimates one in three of us will need assistive technology, ranging from glasses to...

A unified cybersecurity strategy is the key to protecting businesses

Following the changes the pandemic has brought about in the business world, organizations have significantly increased their use of data and the internet. This, in turn, has increased the prevalence of cyberattacks and...

AI could help us spot viruses like monkeypox before they cross over – and help conserve nature

When a new coronavirus emerged from nature in 2019, it changed the world. But COVID-19 wont be the last disease to jump across from the shrinking wild. Just this weekend, it was announced that Australia, is no longer an...

Blizzard reveals global release times for ‘Diablo Immortal’

The free-to-play Diablo Immortal is launching in a few days, and Blizzard Entertainment has announced at exactly what time the game will go live. PC gamers can also start preparing for its arrival and start to pre-load the...

FromSoftware suggests ‘Dark Souls’ online servers are coming back soon

The long wait may be over soon for avid fans of Dark Souls. Developer FromSoftware has recently provided an update on the status of the games online servers more than four months after they were taken down...
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