Coronavirus is severely testing Africa’s social, economic and political resilience. COVID-19 is forcing African states to invest in their health systems. A lack of essential healthcare supplies has triggered a debate about the necessary industrialization of Africa. In 1990, when Cameroon’s football team did the unthinkable and beat Argentina in the World Cup, the proportion […]
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The Council of Europe has warned of a potential increase in the use of biological weapons, like viruses or bacterias, in a post-coronavirus world. Terrorists would not forget “lessons learned” during the pandemic. Security experts from the Council of Europe have warned that the global coronavirus outbreak may increase the use of biological weapons by […]
I live in Los Angeles, CA, where we have now been on lockdown for about a month. A few days ago, California Governor Newsom announced a 30-day extension of the shelter-at-home order, through at least May 15th. Ouch. The same is happening in states and countries worldwide. While I’ve never sat still for so long, […]
Times of upheaval are always times of radical change. Some believe the pandemic is a once-in-a-generation chance to remake society and build a better future. Others fear it may only make existing injustices worse. Everything feels new, unbelievable, overwhelming. At the same time, it feels as if we’ve walked into an old recurring dream. In […]
Artist’s impression of Hayabusa2 The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is working to confirm that its experiment to bomb the asteroid Ryugu was successful. Today at 11:36 am Japan time, JAXA’s unmanned Hayabusa2 deep space probe deployed the SCI (Small Carry-on Impactor), which is designed to blow a hole in the surface of Ryugu to […]
Bags of marijuana sit on shelves in a building at the Los Suenos Farms facility in Avondale, Colorado, on Feb. 25, 2016. (Matthew Staver / Bloomberg) Wholesale marijuana prices in Colorado have fallen by a third in just the past 12 months, continuing a price crash that began soon after the drug was legalized. Although […]
The League of Legends World Championship Finals in Incheon, South Korea, on Nov. 3. Two squads battled it out at a 50,000-seat stadium in the South Korean city of Incheon. Photography by Jean Chung This weekend, legends were created in South Korea, the birthplace of esports. Watched by tens of millions of people each year, […]
SEOUL (Reuters) – Troops from North and South Korea began removing some landmines along their heavily fortified border on Monday, the South’s defense ministry said, in a pact to reduce tension and build trust on the divided peninsula. Project details were agreed during last month’s summit in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, between its […]
Qualifiers start later this year, and anyone can participate. Epic Games announced more details about its e-sports plans for Fortnite, revealing today during its live celebrity-streamer ProAm tournament in Los Angeles during E3 that the competitions will all be part of what’s called the Fortnite World Cup. The prize pool, first announced earlier this year, […]
Where will the trajectory of the tech world, from cryptocurrencies to Silicon Valley culture, take us in 2018?
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (CNN)Women in Saudi Arabia have been celebrating the news that they will finally be able to drive, a landmark step that brings the conservative kingdom in line with the rest of the world and will allow many more women to work.
Even those of us fortunate enough to have good health insurance will often put off seeing a doctor when we probably should. Often it’s simply a matter of logistics. We feel like we can’t take the time off work, or arrange transportation, or get childcare to make the trip. But what if the doctor just comes you? In […]