Technology: Europe

Deutsche Welle - Science (A day ago)

Around the world, children are disproportionately bearing the brunt of war. Childhood traumas can permanently change how the brain develops, but the effects often aren't seen until adulthood.

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France24 - Business & Tech (A day ago)

As the clock ticks down towards the next "bitcoin halving" – an event coded into the cryptocurrency's algorithm to slow down the introduction of new coins into circulation – we take a deep dive into the history of bitcoin and the blockchain technology powering it. Plus, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro remains defiant after the US...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 days ago)

A dead body was found, but there are no witnesses, no weapon, no clues. Pathologists are soon hoping to use bacterial colonies found at crime scenes to crack hard cases.

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 days ago)

On a visit to steelworkers in the key swing state of Pennsylvania, US President Joe Biden accused China of dumping cheap steel on global markets and called for sharply higher tariffs on Chinese metal products. Plus, former and current Boeing engineers, including whistleblower Sam Salehpour, testify in the US Senate about the planemaker's safety...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 days ago)

Pathologists are hoping to soon be able to use bacterial colonies found at crime scenes to crack hard cases.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 days ago)

As the US government and its allies mull new sanctions on Iran after Tehran's missile and drone attack on Israel, we look at whether existing sanctions have been effective at stemming the flow of Iranian oil to global markets. Also in this edition, we see how global oil markets are reacting to the crisis in the Middle East. Plus, the Canadian...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (4 days ago)

Nigeria has rolled out the world's first vaccine against all strains of meningitis. The shot will help ease the burden of disease in Africa's "meningitis belt."

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Deutsche Welle - Science (4 days ago)

Nigeria rolled out the world's first vaccine against all strains of meningitis. The shot will help ease the burden of disease in Africa's "meningitis belt".

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France24 - Business & Tech (4 days ago)

China's National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday that the country's economy grew to the tune of 5.3 percent in the first three months of the year, ahead of economists' expectations. Manufacturing and infrastructure are fuelling that growth, while housing and domestic consumption are still a source of concern. Meanwhile, German Chancellor Olaf...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (4 days ago)

The International Atomic Energy Agency warned attacks on Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia power plant put it — Europe's largest nuclear facility — 'dangerously close to an accident.' It's been a central target in Russia's war.

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France24 - Business & Tech (5 days ago)

Crude oil prices subside as traders bet that the worst is over in tensions between Iran and Israel, although fears remain. Meanwhile, investors charge into safe-haven assets like gold, and Chinese market regulators roll out new investor protections.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (A week ago)

Ancient humans moved to America 25,000 years ago. They told stories of their lives and how they changed the environment in stunning cave art.

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France24 - Business & Tech (A week ago)

What does 22 years of data tell us about the nature of the economic relationship between Beijing and the African continent? FRANCE 24's Charles Pellegrin talks to Oyintarelado Moses, lead author of a report from Boston University's Global Development Policy Center and the African Economic Research Consortium.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (A week ago)

We know health outcomes frequently differ based on race. The 'Weathering theory' could help explain why, at least in the US.

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France24 - Business & Tech (A week ago)

The US consumer price index for March stood 3.5 percent higher than a year earlier, as inflation proved stickier than expected. A rate cut from the Federal Reserve, anticipated for June, is now in doubt. Also in this edition: the UN's climate chief calls for a new finance deal for developing countries, saying nations have two years to save the...

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France24 - Business & Tech (A week ago)

French IT services and consulting firm Atos unveiled a refinancing plan on Tuesday that failed to fully reassure investors. In this edition, we take a look at how the company, which provides cybersecurity services to the Olympic Games and supercomputers for France's nuclear arsenal, accumulated close to €5 billion in debt.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (A week ago)

The professor who proposed the existence of the so-called "God particle" that helped explain how matter formed after the Big Bang, died on Monday following a short illness.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (A week ago)

They called it the "elusive" God Particle. But they found it in the end — the Higgs boson. Its namesake, British physicist and Nobel Laureate Peter Higgs, lived to see the impact of his science. Higgs died aged 94 years.

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 weeks ago)

The trial of 27 people charged in the "Panama Papers" tax evasion and money laundering scandal opened in Panama on Monday. After the first day of hearings, we take a look back at the bombshell investigation that showed how the world's rich and famous used shell companies to avoid their domestic tax authorities. Also in this edition, FRANCE 24's...

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 weeks ago)

French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal signals a further tightening of unemployment benefits as France seeks to reduce an unexpectedly large budget deficit. Meanwhile, the government rules out new taxes, despite calls from French lawmakers to tax corporate windfalls and share buybacks. We take a closer look in this edition.

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 weeks ago)

China's minister of commerce is in Europe for a week-long trip, with a focus on pushing back against accusations of unfair state subsidies in the Chinese electric vehicle sector. Also in this edition: US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen calls out overcapacity in Chinese green energy exports as she wraps up a visit there, and Elon Musk faces off...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 weeks ago)

A new study provides safe guidelines for clinicians and families training children to overcome food allergies. Experts have said it's like "training for a marathon."

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 weeks ago)

North America will witness a total solar eclipse on April 8. Find out how and where you can watch it.

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 weeks ago)

Legal proceedings began in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Thursday, targeting the cryptocurrency exchange Binance and two of its executives on charges of money laundering and tax evasion. Tigran Gambaryan, a US citizen and Binance's head of financial crimes compliance, appeared alone in court after Nadeem Anjarwalla, a British-Kenyan and the...

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 weeks ago)

The European Central Bank is making plans for a digital currency, an electronic equivalent to cash. FRANCE 24's Charles Pellegrin speaks to Positive Money Europe's Executive Director Vicky Van Eyck, who says the digital euro could make the financial system fairer, but fears that privately-owned commercial banks are undermining the new currency's...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 weeks ago)

The people who received the maximum sentence for crimes during the 1994 Rwanda genocide have been released. DW spoke with a sociologist about what the process of reentering society entails.

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 weeks ago)

A world-renowned political and social economist, who is in Paris to receive a new international award for his work, has told FRANCE 24 how economists have forgotten a vitally important fact. James K. Boyce says that what matters is "not simply the total size of the economic pie, but also how it's distributed". Boyce is now applying the problem of...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 weeks ago)

The east coast of Taiwan was struck recently by an earthquake, the region's strongest in 25 years. The island is located in an earthquake hotspot. Why are these regions more at risk than others?

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 weeks ago)

A new report by the World Bank and the United Nations, based on remote data collection sources, shows that damage to critical infrastructure in Gaza between October and January represents 97 percent of the GDP of the West Bank and Gaza from 2022. In this edition, we see how Israel's war on Hamas has levelled housing and social infrastructure in the...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 weeks ago)

Kissing is not only a fun expression of love and affection - it also burns calories and strengthens the immune system. And remember - it is not allowed to kiss women in public on a Sunday in Michigan.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 weeks ago)

People with autism like Ricky Zehrer often get pigeonholed as though there were just one kind of autism. But it's not that simple, something Zehrer knows first-hand.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 weeks ago)

As Senegal's President-elect Bassirou Diomaye Faye is sworn in this Tuesday, we focus on the major economic challenges facing the country. In a bid to lower Senegal's 20 percent unemployment rate, the anti-establishment leader is pushing for measures that will boost job creation and lower the cost of living. Among other things, he's pinned his...

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 weeks ago)

As Turkey's opposition celebrates a strong showing in local elections, the country's official inflation rate has crept back up to 67 percent, despite President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's shift towards mainstream economic policies. Also in this edition: Germany's legalisation of recreational cannabis aims to curb the black market, but misses out on...

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 weeks ago)

Disgraced cryptocurrency wunderkind Sam Bankman-Fried was sentenced to 25 years in jail on Thursday following his conviction in one of the biggest financial fraud cases in history.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 weeks ago)

TikTok is once again in the crosshairs of the US administration, after the House of Representatives voted in favour of a bill that would force its Chinese owner ByteDance to divest itself of the social media platform or see it banned in the US. Charles Pellegrin asks journalist Océane Herrero, who's written a book on TikTok, what it would mean for...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 weeks ago)

Researchers in Brazil are testing cocaine vaccines to stop users getting high and prevent addiction. Experts warn a vaccine should be combined with therapy.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 weeks ago)

Children start making sense of racial differences before they turn 1. Experts say: parents, don't ignore race. Talk to your kids. Here's how to do it.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 weeks ago)

You've heard of the placebo effect: when positive thinking makes you believe your meds are working. Nocebo is the power of negative thinking. Wait, what?

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 weeks ago)

France's National Assembly is debating a bill that would impose penalties on purchases from brands like Shein, Temu and Primark as the explosive growth of the ultra-fast fashion industry wreaks massive environmental damage. We take a closer look. Also, German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall projects record sales for 2024 in a Europe threatened by...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 weeks ago)

In a survey of Europe, Asia and Canada, researchers found that peer violence and cyberbullying are major problems for school-aged children — and they're getting worse.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 weeks ago)

The collapse of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge, after a container ship crashed into it, has cost human lives and will also have an impact on the US economy. In this edition, we look at what the closure of the port of Baltimore means for US trade, especially as the city is a key transit hub for the automobile sector. Plus, we see how Chile is...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (4 weeks ago)

Researchers in South Korea have created a hybrid rice with lab-grown beef cells. They say their "beef rice" could become a sustainable source of protein.

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France24 - Business & Tech (4 weeks ago)

New York's attorney general could move to seize Donald Trump's assets this Monday to cover the now $457 million fine from a civil fraud trial. Meanwhile, Trump's Truth Social network is approved to start trading on stock markets, but he may not be able to sell shares in time to cover the penalty. We take a closer look.

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France24 - Business & Tech (A month ago)

The United Nations has unanimously approved its first resolution on artificial intelligence, with all member states agreeing to make sure the technology respects human rights. The UN also hopes that AI will help it achieve its development goals for 2030, which are well behind schedule.

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France24 - Business & Tech (A month ago)

In a special edition about the dangers artificial intelligence poses to women, we're focusing on how AI has been automatically set up to reinforce gender discrimination along with the rise of deepfakes. These days, AI is used for a growing range of tasks yet while being based on data that comes from a world full of bias and inequity. Plus a special...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (A month ago)

Around 43% of the population, or 3.4 billion people, live with a neurological disease worldwide. Why are rates highest in Africa, and how are nations tackling the issue?

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Deutsche Welle - Science (A month ago)

A class of drugs called nitazenes —developed in the 1950s but never approved for medical use —is causing deaths on the streets of the United States and United Kingdom. What you need to know.

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France24 - Business & Tech (A month ago)

Geologists around the world are calling it the "new gold rush". We ask why companies are rushing to capitalise on white or natural hydrogen, with our guest Minh Khoi Le. He is the head of hydrogen research at business intelligence company Rystad Energy. According to the firm, 40 companies were searching for this "white gold" across the globe at the...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (A month ago)

The European Space Agency's telescope Gaia has discovered two streams of stars that helped form our galaxy more than 12 billion years ago.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (A month ago)

A class of drugs called nitazenes —developed in the 1950s but never approved for medical use —is causing deaths on the streets of the United States and United Kingdom. What you need to know.

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France24 - Business & Tech (A month ago)

EU member states and lawmakers have reached an agreement on Ukrainian agricultural exports that seeks to strike a balance between the bloc's obligations towards Kyiv and the demands of protesting farmers around the continent. We look at the details of the deal and why it won't fully satisfy disgruntled farmers. Also in the show, as US senators...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (A month ago)

A class of drugs called nitazenes — developed in the 1950s but never approved for medical use — is causing deaths on US and UK streets. What you need to know.

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France24 - Business & Tech (A month ago)

From July 26 to September 8, some 4 billion people are expected to watch the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, representing more than half of the world's population. The temptation to disrupt the Games will undoubtedly be very strong for cyber criminals, hacktivists and state actors alike. So what cyber risks will France face during the...

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France24 - Business & Tech (A month ago)

President Vladimir Putin has been re-elected to a fifth term in office after a vote in which he faced no real opposition. Since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Russia has become the most sanctioned country in the world. But the Russian economy has proven surprisingly resilient, with defence spending priming industrial...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (A month ago)

Amputees often feel a phantom pain where the lost limb used to be. The brain is confused. But mirror therapy can help — perhaps better than painkillers.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (A month ago)

Discovering the origins of COVID will shape the next pandemic. Scientists think it either originated in nature or was caused by an accidental leak, but there's no consensus. Here's why.

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France24 - Business & Tech (A month ago)

French daily and website Le Monde has become the latest publisher to strike a deal with OpenAI, allowing the San Francisco company to use its journalists' work to train artificial intelligence systems. To deal with claims that AI firms have plagiarised content scraped from the internet in order to build tools like ChatGPT, publishers have taken...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (A month ago)

A team of researchers has identified a previously unknown extinct species of freshwater turtles far larger than any alive today. The team named the animal after a fictional turtle said to have created the universe.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (A month ago)

At its worst, polio causes paralysis: 'Polio Paul' Alexander had to spend 70 years in an iron lung after surviving the disease as a child. Children are still at risk in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where polio is endemic.

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France24 - Business & Tech (A month ago)

The collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh 11 years ago revealed the poor working conditions endured by people serving the global fast fashion industry. What were the lessons learned and has consumer and corporate behaviour changed since then? With EU countries still divided over key new legislation on supply chain due diligence,...

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France24 - Business & Tech (A month ago)

MEPs are voting this Wednesday on the EU's AI Act, which sets four levels of risk and creates a new oversight office to regulate the development and use of artificial intelligence models. We take a closer look. Also, US lawmakers prepare to vote on a bill that would compel TikTok's Chinese parent company ByteDance to divest its US operations or...

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France24 - Business & Tech (A month ago)

Brussels is working on a plan to send Ukraine the interest and profits generated from seized Russian assets according to the Financial Times. US lawmakers move towards a possible ban on TikTok, and Boeing fails 33 out of 89 tests in an FAA audit of its 737 Max production program.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

An International Space Station battery fell back to Earth and, luckily, splashed down harmlessly in the Atlantic. Should we have worried? Space debris reenters our atmosphere every week.

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 months ago)

What do Austria, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan all have in common? For economist Neil Lee, it's their ability to share the benefits of innovation equally across society. Charles Pellegrin discusses Lee's latest book "Innovation for the masses”.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

We learn to feel empathy from the people around us. The same people can teach us to lose empathy. And if we feel too much, it can harm our mental health.

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 months ago)

The EU's landmark tech regulation known as the DMA takes effect at 11:59 pm Thursday, ushering in significant changes for social media platforms, internet browsers and operating systems. The head of the US Federal Reserve signals rate cuts will have to wait for summer, and Nigerians want Shell to clean up its mess before leaving the country.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

More than 700 million people face hunger worldwide. In Gaza, the situation is extreme, especially among children. But our bodies are programmed to survive.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

Menopause has been stigmatized and over-medicalized for decades, but a series of studies from the Lancet says we need a new approach to how society views menopause and supports people as they age.

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 months ago)

On Tuesday, the price of a single Bitcoin hit a new record at over $69,000, beating a previous peak set in November 2021. In this Business Daily, we look at what's happened in the cryptocurrency sector in the past two years, explaining Bitcoin's dramatic fall and subsequent rise. Also in this edition, FRANCE 24's Bryan Quinn looks at the "technical...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

Menopause has been stigmatized and overmedicalized for decades, but a series of studies from the Lancet says we need a new approach for how society views menopause and supports people as they age.

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 months ago)

At the opening of the National People's Congress in Beijing this Tuesday, Chinese Premier Li Qiang outlined the government's major objectives for the economy in 2024. In this edition of Business Daily, we take a look at what Beijing is seeking to achieve this year and at the challenges posed by the country's struggling real estate sector. Also in...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

The departure of a new four-member crew to the International Space Station has been postponed by for a second time. High winds halted the latest launch attempt, for a trip initially scheduled for February 22.

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 months ago)

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether ChatGPT creator OpenAI misled investors, after an alleged lack of candour from CEO Sam Altman. The SEC probe would add to a number of government and legal challenges against the company. Officials in the US and Europe have already launched...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

New data from The Lancet shows fewer people are starving across the globe. But it also shows an explosive growth of another type of malnourishment: obesity.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

Processing food is a method of production. It doesn't always mean the food is unhealthy, but it is more likely to be high in calories and low in nutrition.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

It's common for couples to have different sex drives. Here's how you can fix it.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

The sex drive mismatch is something rarely discussed but extremely common. It's very typical for couples to have different libidos. Here's how you can fix it.

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 months ago)

Media reports on Tuesday said that tech giant Apple was pulling the plug on its "special projects group", which was developing the brand's own electric vehicle. In today's Business Daily, we look at what we know about the secretive project launched by Tim Cook a decade ago, why it didn't succeed and where Apple will focus its efforts now.

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 months ago)

As Cuba's week-long Habano festival kicks off, partly state-owned cigar manufacturer Habanos SA announced a 31 percent boost in revenue over the course of 2023. The record turnover is due to high demand for luxury products globally in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Also in this edition, we take a look at the European Union's plans to make its...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

Although COVID-19 is very contagious, its fatality rate is relatively low in comparison with these ten viruses. From the Marburg to Dengue, these viruses are not mere names but potent adversaries causing fear worldwide.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

ADHD is commonly called a disorder. But new science suggests it may have helped our ancestors find food and survive.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

ADHD is commonly called a disorder. But new science suggests it may have helped our ancestors find food and survive.

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 months ago)

Agriculture ministers from around the European Union are gathering in Brussels this Monday to discuss ways to address demands of protesting farmers. In today's Business Daily, we look at some of the proposals put forward by the EU Commission to make things easier for farmers. Also in this edition, FRANCE 24's Emerald Maxwell takes a look at a type...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

Russia's war on Ukraine isn't only taking a toll on people's lives, it's also been devastating for the environment. And the long-term effects are hard to judge.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

Following our article on preeclampsia, DW's Clare Roth takes a closer look at HELLP syndrome, a severe form of the pregnancy complication.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

Former US TV host Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with aphasia and dementia. The American celebrity has struggled with health issues for years.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

Former US TV host Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with aphasia and dementia. The American celebrity has been struggling with health issues for years.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

Cannabis looks set to become legal in Germany. There will be a THC limit for its use in road traffic, as with alcohol. But setting a limit is difficult.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

The fossils of the reptile called Dinocephalosaurus orientalis were originally identified in 2003. The discovery of more complete specimens since then has allowed scientists to fully describe the creature.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

More and more children are growing up learning a second or third language at home. There's no perfect strategy — you can even mix languages.

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 months ago)

California-based chipmaker Nvidia showed with its latest earnings call that there is still room to grow, with revenue for the last quarter of 2023 surging 265 percent over the year to $22 billion and forecast to keep rising. In this edition of Business Daily, we take a look what Nvidia's success has been built on, and the potential challenges it...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

More and more children are growing up learning a second or third language at home. There's no perfect strategy — you can even mix languages.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

More and more children are growing up learning a second or third language at home. There's no perfect strategy — you can even mix languages.

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 months ago)

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government is publishing its economic report for 2024 this Wednesday in Berlin, and media reports are already saying its previous forecast of 1.3 percent growth will be downgraded to 0.2 percent. In this edition of Business Daily, we look at some of the factors that are slowing down Europe's largest economy, whether...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

The World Health Organization says low vaccination rates against measles mean more than half the world is at risk of outbreaks by the end of 2024.

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 months ago)

Israel's GDP fell by 19.4 percent in the last quarter of 2023, according to preliminary figures published by the country's Central Bureau of Statistics on Monday. It's the biggest contraction the economy has seen since the early days of the Covid pandemic, and can be attributed to the impact of the war on Gaza following the October 7 Hamas...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

Japan's space agency, JAXA, successfully launched its next-generation H3 rocket into orbit after facing some initial setbacks.

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 months ago)

As people continue to turn to artificial intelligence for romance, new research suggests that almost every romantic AI companion disregards your privacy, and could be selling your data. We take a closer look in this edition of Tech 24.

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 months ago)

In its Global Economic Prospects report, the World Bank reaches the conclusion that we are in a "decade of wasted opportunity", where instead of being on track to reach key development and climate goals by 2030, we have seen the slowest half-decade of growth in 30 years. This is having devastating consequences, especially in developing and...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

Germany might be the next country to legalize cannabis, but the drug is still shrouded in misinformation. DW's fact checking team examines four myths surrounding cannabis and whether or not it should be legal.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

Commentators often pit books against computers as the best learning tools, but both are great in different circumstances. The debate distracts from the real problem in education — poverty.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

An elderly man in the US was hospitalized with Alaskapox in late 2023 and died this January. Here's everything you need to know about the virus.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

Ukraine has relied on Starlink internet service since Russia's invasion in 2022. But how does Starlink work? And why is Elon Musk's SpaceX satellite network so controversial?

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France24 - Business & Tech (2 months ago)

After Indonesia held presidential elections this Wednesday, we take a look at one of the signature economic policies of outgoing president Joko Widodo: his bid to build up the country's nickel refining capacity and boost the export sector of Southeast Asia's largest economy. We look at what the Indonesian economy has gained from banning the export...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (2 months ago)

A study suggests men can train erectile function simply by having more erections. More erections mean more fibroblasts and fibroblasts matter. Here's why.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

After a week in the wild, the consensus is in: Apple's new "spacial computing" headset, the Vision Pro, is impressive, expensive, and ludicrous to wear in public.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

Israel's offensive in Gaza following the October 7 Hamas attacks is reverberating in the West Bank. While not directly involved in the conflict, the Palestinian territory's economy lies in tatters, in part because Israel revoked work permits for 130,000 Palestinians in the West Bank. We speak to a Palestinian entrepreneur about the broader...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

Are you the only one in a light jacket on a very cold day? Right, the weather forecast was incorrect again. We all know meteorologists can be wrong sometimes. But why?

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

With high inflation, massive foreign debt and widespread poverty, Pakistan's economy has been in crisis for years, presenting major challenges for its next government. We take a closer look. Also, China battles deflation and a stock market meltdown. Plus, Disney looks to boost revenues with a sports streaming platform, video games and Taylor...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

Scientists have used artificial intelligence to decode text on papyrus that was rolled and charred 2,000 years ago. So AI now looks back as well as forward.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

Rolled and charred 2,000 years ago. Scientists used artificial intelligence to decode text on papyrus. So AI now looks back as well as forward.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

The preliminary results of a National Transportation Safety Board investigation into how a door flew off an Alaskan Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 in January have revealed that four key bolts appeared to be missing. The new setback for the Boeing 737, following fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019, has raised concerns over the effectiveness of the US...

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

A significant copper deposit has been discovered in Zambia by a US startup. KoBold Metals is supported by a coalition of billionaires including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, as well as the venture capital fund Andreessen Horowitz. The discovery, made with the help of artificial intelligence, is certain to have geopolitical implications. FRANCE 24's...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

The winged reptile, a cousin of the dinosaurs, lived more than 160 million years ago. But their remains are usually found in China, not Scotland.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

Children have what appears to be an innate, unwavering sense of morality. A recent study looked into whether God can change that.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

The 2024 Grammy Awards were a night of glamour and celebration. But for the music business in general, times are getting tougher; we take a closer look. Also in this edition: Facebook faces an ageing user base as the social media giant marks its 20-year anniversary, and Boeing finds new production problems on the 737 MAX.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

Smoking weed triggers binge eating. But why? Research has revealed what's going on in the brain. And that could help stimulate appetite in cancer patients.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

A study has said overall cases of colorectal cancer are falling but could be rising in people under the age of 50. The good news is that the risks are low for young people.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

From Paris to Berlin, from Warsaw to Brussels, this week farmers stepped up their protests against the European Green Deal and hikes in diesel taxes, all against a backdrop of inflation, climate change and competition from Ukrainian imports. Tractors have been blocking highways and sending a message to governments as well as the public: "the people...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

Fossils of tools and bones found in a cave in Germany suggest Homo sapiens moved north earlier than previously thought.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

US senators on Wednesday grilled leaders of the biggest social media companies and said Congress must quickly pass legislation, as one lawmaker accused the companies of having "blood on their hands” for failing to protect children from escalating threats of sexual predation on their platforms.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

A study says cases of colorectal cancer are rising in people under the age of 50 years. The good news is the risks are low if you maintain healthy habits.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

The protests sweeping across France have cast a renewed focus on the plight of farmers, a shrinking and ageing category at the mercy of volatile prices and grappling with a bleak economic outlook. FRANCE 24 talks to an economist and a unionist about the key figures behind France's farming crisis.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

As farmers across Europe continue their protests against rising costs and cheap food imports, we look at one trade deal that's causing particular concern. The planned agreement between the European Union and the Mercosur trade bloc in South America could lead to billions in savings on export tariffs, but would also open up the EU market to goods...

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

Taylor Swift is the latest victim of deepfakes on social media, after a flood of sexually explicit AI-generated images of the pop star went viral on X on the evening of January 24. We explain in this edition of Truth or Fake. 

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

A judge in the US state of Delaware voided the $56 billion compensation package of Tesla chief executive Elon Musk on Tuesday, siding with a shareholder who claimed the entrepreneur was overpaid.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

Brain implant devices could have a transformative impact on human health. Now Elon Musk's company Neuralink has tested its implants in a human trial.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

Debt-laden developer Evergrande has been ordered by a Hong Kong court to liquidate its assets after a failed restructuring bid, but the ruling is unlikely to have much impact in mainland China. Also in this edition: Beijing ramps up efforts to prop up battered Chinese stock markets, and the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament helps bring...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

After the US and Russia landed on the moon, it took decades for China and India to do it. Japan is now the fifth country to put a spacecraft on the moon.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

Alabama successfully executed a man who spent decades on death row using a new method called nitrogen hypoxia. DW delves into the method's scientific and ethical implications.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

Most women only learn what it is when they are diagnosed with it. But preeclampsia is a top contributor to maternal mortality. Here's what you need know.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

The world's first major regulation on artificial intelligence should almost be done and dusted – but France is causing trouble. FRANCE 24's Tech Editor Peter O'Brien tells us more.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

A judge in Brazil has ordered mining giants BHP and Vale, plus their joint iron ore venture project Samarco, to pay the equivalent of €8.9 billion in compensation over the collapse of a dam in 2015. The disaster killed 19 people and severely polluted the Rio Doce river. The ruling comes on the five-year anniversary of the collapse of another...

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

This week we bring you two conversations from the World Economic Forum in Davos. The rise of artificial intelligence and the green transition are two of the most pressing issues of our day. We see how these two seemingly distinct topics overlap with Georges-Olivier Reymond, CEO of French supercomputer maker Pasqal and Olivier Blum, Schneider...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

A man on death row in the US may become the first to be executed by nitrogen hypoxia, or asphyxiation with pure nitrogen. Here's what you need to know.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

French agricultural unions have submitted a list of 24 demands to the government after a fuel tax rise sparked long-standing resentment. On Thursday, Prime Minister Gabriel Attal held a meeting with finance and environment ministers to decide on measures to ease the crisis. Farmers' grievances include diminishing profit margins and complex...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

Scientists say they have performed the first successful embryo transfer on a rhinoceros. They hope to use the technique to save the northern white rhino population, which has been decimated by poachers in Africa.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

Research is inconclusive on whether it is safe to vape nicotine during pregnancy, even as a means of stopping smoking.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

Scientists say they performed the first successful embryo transfer on a rhino. They hope to use the technique to save the northern white rhino.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

The Hinkley Point nuclear power plant project in the United Kingdom has seen its fifth budget increase since 2016, when the UK and French utility giant EDF first signed a contract. It will now cost a total of £31-35 billion (€36-40 billion) and should begin production in 2029 at the earliest. Hinkley Point is a flagship project in London's bid...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

Scientists set the Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds to midnight for the second year in a row.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

Democrats have a higher success rate than Republicans in spotting fake news, a recent study has suggested. It also shows education level and gender play a crucial role in the ability to distinguish true from false news.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

The 2024 edition of the CES consumer tech trade show in Las Vegas was a huge success, with over 4,000 exhibitors and 130,000 visitors. One trend stood out: AI and Generative AI are now everywhere: from cars, to personal assistants and even refrigerators, but also in small devices that could soon replace our smartphones as we know them. FRANCE 24's...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

With the US in election mode, a study finds Republicans are less likely to spot fake news than Democrats. Gender and education are important factors, too.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

After the US and Russia landed on the moon, it took decades for China and India to do it. Japan is now the fifth country to put a spacecraft on the moon.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

E.coli and salmonella bacteria have been found to share genetic information as a way to develop antibiotic resistance.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

This week, we bring you a special edition of People & Profit from the snowy Swiss resort of Davos as it hosts the annual World Economic Forum. Where will the global economy land in 2024 amid a spike in geopolitical tensions and a growing risk of fragmentation? We speak with Gita Gopinath, First Deputy Managing Director of the International...

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

The World Economic Forum has wrapped up after a week of intense discussions, networking and consensus-building in the snowy Swiss mountain resort of Davos. Among some of the smaller nations taking part was Mongolia, which is trying to use the event to promote itself on the global stage as it tries to diversify its economy and bolster relations...

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

The World Economic Forum is winding down after a week of intense discussions in Davos. A packed agenda on the final day includes panels discussing possible impacts of some key elections as billions of people in more than 50 countries head to the polls in 2024, including in the US. The final panel looks at the economic outlook for this...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

A SpaceX capsule flying four people to the International Space Station took off safely from Florida's Cape Canaveral. Alper Gezeravci becomes the first Turkish national to make it into outer space.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

FRANCE 24 Business Editor Yuka Royer reports from Davos, where Israeli President Isaac Herzog is set to appear with the families of Israeli hostages being held in Gaza. And while artificial intelligence is a major theme of this year's event, cryptocurrency is also drawing renewed attention as the sector seeks increased legitimacy on mainstream...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

Researchers say they have solved the mystery of why dinosaurs shrank to the size of tiny lizards. But with climate change, animals are still getting smaller.

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

After the US and Russia landed on the moon, it took decades for China and India to catch up. Japan could be next with its new pin-point technology.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

In just a few weeks' time, the very first news channel powered by generative AI will start broadcasting news bulletins. The goal of Channel One News is to bring personalised bulletins to the public, depending on their news interests and preferred presenters. There will be real but also AI-generated anchors – avatars based on real people who...

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

A day after hosting a rare prime-time press conference, France's President Emmanuel Macron heads to Davos this Wednesday, accompanied by some 20 business leaders. It's the second time he will attend the World Economic Forum in person since becoming president. A meeting with around 60 bosses of global firms is also on the agenda. Meanwhile,...

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

Ukraine's president and China's prime minister shared the spotlight at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday, as they both delivered keynote addresses. Calling Vladimir Putin an embodiment of war, Volodymyr Zelensky called on Kyiv's allies to take a tougher stand against Russia. China's Li Qiang focused on trade and the economy, taking aim at what...

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Deutsche Welle - Science (3 months ago)

Cloning primates is complicated. In most attempts, embryos and newborns die. But researchers in China have said they've cloned a rhesus monkey that's doing well.

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

After an award ceremony and a concert on Monday, serious business starts this Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Chinese Premier Li Qiang are taking the centre stage amid a challenging global context with heightening tensions. FRANCE 24's Yuka Royer spoke to Beata Javorcik, the...

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

The World Economic Forum has kicked off in Davos, bringing together nearly 3,000 global leaders including some 60 heads of state and government, corporate bosses and prominent figures in public institutions. This year's theme is "Rebuilding Trust" as wars, climate change and a slowing economy continue to erode global cooperation. France 24's Yuka...

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France24 - Business & Tech (3 months ago)

The fortunes of the world's five richest men have more than doubled since 2020, while three in five people around the globe have been made poorer. Those are just some of the findings in Oxfam's new inequality report, released to coincide with the start of the World Economic Forum, an exclusive gathering of the global elite in Davos, Switzerland....

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