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UK’s science and tech imperative

UK’s science and tech imperative

The challenge that China’s rise poses for liberal democracies puts a premium on pushing the frontiers of science and technology.

Sport key in the making of a great country

Sport key in the making of a great country

We have witnessed with great joy how a country, small in territory but large within the international community, has achieved in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, two gold medals, first places, in sports disciplines that require a life time of dedication and sacrifices in order to reach that magical mom

How to end the pandemic

How to end the pandemic

The United States has now entered its fifth wave of Covid-19 infections. In each one, the country has paid a high price for doing far less than it could. In the first wave, lockdowns and other restrictions were spotty.

Why EU is paying more for new Covid shots

Why EU is paying more for new Covid shots

The European Union has agreed to pay a premium on new orders of Covid-19 vaccines because it is requiring tougher terms to be met, European officials said, as the bloc tries to protect supplies after a rocky start to its vaccination campaign.

Is the US economy running out of slack?

Is the US economy running out of slack?

How much slack is there in the US economy? In economics, the “gap version” of Okun’s law holds that a one-percentage-point increase in the unemployment rate is associated with a two-point decline in the real (inflation-adjusted) GDP growth rate below its potential.

How Olympics has come to symbolise national identity

How Olympics has come to symbolise national identity

In addition to being postponed by a year, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been steeped in controversy. According to one recent survey, 78% of Japanese citizens thought the Games should be cancelled, owing to concerns about the pandemic.

A central bank cryptocurrency to democratise money

A central bank cryptocurrency to democratise money

The history of money has been the history of the struggles to control the payment system and the money tree.

Pondering education and Afghanistan’s security

Pondering education and Afghanistan’s security

Hard-power tactics alone will not stabilise Afghanistan. For that, soft-power solutions are also essential

The Delta belter: Infection intensity alarms scientists

The Delta belter: Infection intensity alarms scientists

A latest document from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention has just driven home the crucial point that the Delta variant of the coronavirus appears to cause more severe illness than earlier variants and spreads as easily as chickenpox.

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