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THURSDAY, 24 JUNE 2021, 07:27

Africa

SADC to deploy troops to Mozambique 

Yesterday at 17:41 PM, via The Citizen

A document leaked earlier this year recommended sending around 3,000 soldiers to insurgent-hit Cabo Delgado.

Politics

ANC, Magashule to go head-to-head in court

Today at 05:00 AM, via SABC News

The ANC Secretary-General wants the High Court in Johannesburg to nullify his suspension and the party’s step-aside resolution.

Education

Half of UK university students think degree is poor value for money

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Survey sheds light on level of anger at higher education institutes’ response to pandemic

Nearly half of all students thought their degree offered poor value for money this year, according to a survey that sheds light on the scale of student anger with their universities’ response to the pandemic.

Twice as many students thought their courses offered poor value (44%) than in 2019-20, despite...

Education

Unions press for swift decision on vaccinating children in England

Yesterday at 19:39 PM, via The Guardian

No 10 said to be leaning in favour of vaccinating older children to allow for minimal disruption over winter

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Ministers could take another fortnight before decisions are made on whether to vaccinate teenagers, as education unions called for a swift outcome to ensure some older children could get jabs before September.

A quarter of a...

Entertainment

Loki might be a hedonist, but so far ‘Loki’ remains a bit of a bore

Today at 02:04 AM, via CNN

The Marvel/Disney+ strategy of slowly building stories is becoming a bit of a bore with the third episode of “Loki,” a protracted escape scenario that gave fans lots of time to luxuriate in the title character — and his new variant — while doing precious little to advance the overarching plot.

Science/Tech

The longest of Covids: the man infected for 10 months

Today at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

Dave Smith, 72, from Bristol, tells of an experience including 42 positive tests and seven hospital admissions

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Like thousands of people, Dave Smith became infected with coronavirus at the start of the first wave in the UK in 2020. But while most people, including those who suffer “long Covid”, eliminate the live virus from their...

Science/Tech

Stress Turns Hair Gray, But It’s Reversible, Study Says

Today at 05:30 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Scientific American: Few harbingers of old age are clearer than the sight of gray hair. As we grow older, black, brown, blonde or red strands lose their youthful hue. Although this may seem like a permanent change, new research reveals that the graying process can be undone — at least temporarily. In a study published today in eLife, a group of...

Science/Tech

Shedding Light On the Mechanism of Magnetic Sensing In Birds

Today at 04:10 AM, via Slashdot

For some time, a collaboration of biologists, chemists and physicists centered at the Universities of Oldenburg (Germany) and Oxford (UK) have been gathering evidence suggesting that the magnetic sense of migratory birds such as European robins is based on a specific light-sensitive protein in the eye. In the current edition of the journal Nature, this team demonstrate that the protein...