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Remembering Robert Burns has never been straightforward

The memory of the Ayrshire-born Scottish poet Robert Burns has always been complicated, especially in Dumfries, the town where he ...

Wuhan coronavirus: we still haven't learned the lessons from SARS

The SARS outbreak in 2002-2003 was the first global pandemic of the 21st century. There were 8,422 reported cases and ...

What not to say when women talk to you about sexual harassment

The explosive 2017 #MeToo campaign demonstrated just how many women had stories to share about sexual harassment and assault - ...

Libya: why enforcing an arms embargo is so hard

A group of countries involved in the ongoing civil war in Libya agreed at a meeting in Berlin on January ...

Now on Trump's Team, Dershowitz says, 'I Haven't Changed'

WASHINGTON - Alan Dershowitz was in line at Mar-a-Lago's lavish Christmas Eve buffet last month when President Donald Trump stopped ...

How behavioural science could help us reach zero emissions

When we talk about innovations to deal with the climate crisis, we tend to think of new technologies developed by ...

5 obstacles that stop many students from taking an internship

When her college started requiring students to complete an internship in order to graduate, it created a serious dilemma for ...

Are you in danger of catching the coronavirus? 5 questions answered

Editor's note: The Chinese government has quarantined Wuhan, a port city of 11 million people, and it has restricted travel ...

The serious consequence of exercising too much, too fast

Every 365.25 days, when the Earth completes a full orbit around the Sun, we humans have the opportunity to hit ...

When lesbians led the women's suffrage movement

As Americans commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which granted voting rights to some - but not all - ...

In the terrorism fight, Trump has continued a key Obama policy

President Donald Trump has rescinded, reversed or otherwise ended many of former President Barack Obama's signature policies - but not ...

Why your zodiac sign is probably wrong

I was born a Capricorn (please don't judge me), but the Sun was in the middle of Sagittarius when I ...

Public approval is Ramaphosa's only defence against his enemies in the ANC

What are South Africans to make of the murmurs that its governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), plans to ...

Polygraph lie detector tests: can they really stop criminals reoffending?

The UK government recently announced it was planning to increase the use of polygraphs to monitor offenders on probation, specifically ...

Four graphs that suggest we can't blame climate change on solar activity

The past decade (2010-2019) was the hottest on record and five of the top 10 warmest single years have all ...

The digital economy is becoming ordinary. Best we understand it

The digital economy has been getting a lot of attention, with increasingly strong headlines offering apocalyptic as well as breathtakingly ...

What we learn from a fish that can change sex in just 10 days

The bluehead wrasse is a fish that lives in small social groups in coral reefs in the Caribbean. Only the ...

Q&A with the new spokesperson for Eskom, Sikonathi Mantshantsha

---Q: You have been described as one of Eskom's fiercest critics, and indeed your published works include numerous exposes on ...

Precedent? Nah, the Senate gets to reinvent its rules in every impeachment

Everybody seems to be using the word "precedent" right now.Commentators, the media and even Senate Majority Leader

How to help your kids with homework (without doing it for them)

Parents are a child's first and most important teachers. Parent involvement in their child's learning can help improve how well ...

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Study says Dublin Airport supporting or facilitating 130,000 jobs

DUBLIN, Ireland - The importance of the tourism industry to Ireland has been highlighted in a report which has examined ...

Chinese stocks sink as investors panic over spreading virus

SYDNEY, Australia - Shares in China dropped sharply on Friday as two populous cities in the country went into lockdown ...

Queen Elizabeth grants Royal Assent to Brexit Bill

LONDON, UK - Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit bill finally became law after receiving royal assent from Queen Elizabeth ...

Huanggang locks down over coronovirus threat

BEIJING, China - The authorities in Huanggang city in China have imposed a quarantine lockdown in a bid to stop ...

Small nations dominate rankings of least corrupt countries

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | COPENHAGEN, Denmark - New Zealand and Denmark have jointly been awarded the least corrupt countries in ...

Airlines facing competition from sleeper trains

Dutch airline KLM recently launched a new advertising campaign called "Fly Responsibly". Remarkably, it seems to encourage viewers to fly ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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