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World

Colombia Has A Hippo Problem, Thanks To Pablo Escobar

Today at 14:58 PM, via NPR

Years ago, the drug lord brought four hippos from Africa to his hideout in Colombia. Since then, they have escaped into the jungle and are rapidly breeding, threatening humans and the environment.

Sport

Solskjaer: Van de Beek not happy

Today at 16:26 PM, via News24

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that the lack of consistent first-team action is starting to get to Donny van de Beek.

Education

Does true grit just belong in movies? Or can we teach it to our children? | Yvonne Roberts

Today at 10:45 AM, via The Guardian

Crises may harden the resilience of some young people. But it won’t happen without a dedicated plan

Sir John Bell, who is at the centre of Britain’s Covid vaccination programme, spent a year in hospital with polio as a child. That setback, he said last week, helped him to become successful: “If stuff comes at you, you just have to get on and do what’s best.” Bell thinks that, similarly,...

Education

Nigeria: Of Toyin Falola, African Scholars and the Western Academy

Today at 09:32 AM, via AllAfrica

[Premium Times] … the bottom-line is that doctorates from Nigerian universities would not be taken seriously in Euro-America unless, largely, the graduates from Nigeria are able to match the research skills of graduates from Euro-American universities… What makes a university is not the teaching but the research.

Science/Tech

Lost touch: how a year without hugs affects our mental health

Today at 16:00 PM, via The Guardian

Humans are designed to touch and be touched – which is why so many who live on their own have suffered during the pandemic. Will we ever fully recover?

There’s only so much a dog can do, even if that is a lot. I live alone with my staffy, and by week eight of the first lockdown she was rolling her eyes at my ever-tightening clutch. I had been sofa-bound with Covid and its after-effects before...

Motoring

The VW Golf GTI for nerds

Yesterday at 07:35 AM, via The Citizen

Don’t believe all the rubbish you read about electric mobility.

Nature

Fish migrations: they would swim 500 miles and they would swim 500 more

Wednesday at 18:23 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn and Alexis Olds Migration is a widespread but highly complicated and diverse component to many fish species lives.  Migration can be strenuous and often consists of extremely long journeys. The life history stages of certain species rely heavily on migration. Fish will migrate for several reasons including escaping unfavourable conditions, moving to […]