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Africa

Covid Indian variant detected in Kenya: health ministry

Yesterday at 19:34 PM, via News24

A case of the Indian variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Kenya, the country’s health ministry said, a few days after it was also confirmed in neighbouring Uganda.

Business

The departure of the two Brians

Today at 00:01 AM, via Moneyweb

Brian Gilbertson and Brian Joffe – two men with significantly different styles who have both made major contributions to business.

Politics

Several ANC branches in Mahikeng pledge support for Magashule

Yesterday at 21:18 PM, via SABC News

African National Congress (ANC) members from 35 branches of the Mahikeng sub-region in the North West have condemned the immediate temporary suspension of Secretary-General Ace Magashule from the party.

Education

Popularity at school linked to age position in class – study

Yesterday at 20:00 PM, via The Guardian

Research in England, Sweden and the Netherlands shows how age gaps can shape lives

Forget about having the right clothes or the right attitude, being cool in school could be about being just slightly older than your peers, a study has found.

Researchers surveyed more than 13,000 teenagers aged 14-15 in England, Sweden and the Netherlands on who they thought was the most popular in their class...

Entertainment

Meet the man behind some of the best questions on Twitter

Today at 00:36 AM, via CNN

Eric Alper is a music publicist. But if social media is any gauge, he spends a good part of his day sparking conversation by crafting questions on Twitter, like “What opening lyric of a song gives you chills?”

Science/Tech

College Student Sues Proctorio After Source Code Copyright Claim

Today at 00:40 AM, via Slashdot

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a lawsuit against the remote testing company Proctorio on behalf of Miami University student Erik Johnson. The Verge reports: The lawsuit is intended to “quash a campaign of harassment designed to undermine important concerns” about the company’s remote test-proctoring software, according to the EFF. The lawsuit intends to address the company’s...

Science/Tech

US declares support for patent waiver on Covid-19 vaccines

Today at 00:29 AM, via The Guardian

Waiver yet to be approved by World Trade Organisation but Biden administration’s position will have strong influence on decision

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The US has declared its support for a patent waiver on Covid-19 vaccines to boost their production and distribution around the world.

The waiver will not take place immediately as it has to be approved by...

Science/Tech

Entire US West Coast Now Covered By Earthquake Early Warning System

Today at 00:02 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: Residents living on the West Coast don’t know when the next earthquake will hit. But a new expansion of the U.S. earthquake early warning system gives 50 million people in California, Oregon — and now Washington — seconds to quickly get to safety whenever the next one hits. As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, cellphone users in California, Oregon and Washington...

Health

Operating Rooms Go Under the Knife

Yesterday at 11:00 AM, via New York Times

Hospitals are bringing together surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses with architects, engineers and administrative staff to rethink the modern operating room.