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‘Covid is a big part of this election’: Welsh Labour pushes for votes amid greater scrutiny

Pandemic has raised profile of Mark Drakeford and made more people aware of Cardiff’s policy powers Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage On the beach at Barry Island in south Wales, locals and daytrippers were enjoying fish and chips and ice cream, relishing the spring sunshine on…

New Architects 4: young hotshots raise their sights

The latest survey of the UK’s top emerging practices reveals plenty of style and wit alongside a desire to prioritise diversity, the climate crisis and housing shortages over wealthy clients…“I am a poster child,” says David Ogunmuyiwa, “for what you get if you invest in people’s education, healthcare and homes.”…

Mark Bittman’s warning: the true costs of our cheap food and the American diet

From Mesopotamian irrigation to McDonalds, the bestselling food writer tells Oliver Milman that his new history of food is his most important work The global, industrialized food system faces increasing scrutiny for its environmental impact, given its voracious appetite for land is linked to mass deforestation, water pollution and a…

Cotton wool proves effective in separating single-wall carbon nanotubes

Kazan, Russia (SPX) Apr 26, 2021 The project was kickstarted in 2017 when a delegation of YTC America (subsidiary of Yazaki Corporation) visited Kazan Federal University. During the talks, YTC suggested that KFU participate in developing effective methods of separating single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) into metallic and semiconducting specimens. This…

DNA robots designed in minutes instead of days

Columbus OH (SPX) Apr 26, 2021 Someday, scientists believe, tiny DNA-based robots and other nanodevices will deliver medicine inside our bodies, detect the presence of deadly pathogens, and help manufacture increasingly smaller electronics. Researchers took a big step toward that future by developing a new tool that can design much…

Why parents are choosing to rent their kids’ clothes

The secondhand clothing market is growing fast – and not just for adults. Meet the parents changing the way we’ll dress our children in the futureErick Bouwer’s baby son Joshua was, to use a technical term, a whopper: 4.5kg, or almost 10lb in old money. “That was a big guy…

A Clear Day Over San Francisco Bay

The Bay Area has several famous landmarks that stand out from the Space Station. Read More… Source: Read More: A Clear Day Over San Francisco Bay

How Does Digital Competence Preserve University Students’ Psychological Well-Being During the Pandemic? An Investigation From Self-Determined Theory

This study conceptualized digital competence in line with self-determined theory (SDT) and investigated how it alongside help-seeking and learning agency collectively preserved university students’ psychological well-being by assisting them to manage cognitive load and academic burnout, as well as increasing their engagement in online learning during the coronavirus disease 2019…

Digital Approaches to Music-Making for People With Dementia in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Current Practice and Recommendations

Before COVID-19, dementia singing groups and choirs flourished, providing activity, cognitive stimulation, and social support for thousands of people with dementia in the UK. Interactive music provides one of the most effective psychosocial interventions for people with dementia; it can allay agitation and promote wellbeing. Since COVID-19 has halted the…

Your Service Provider’s Terms of Service Shouldn’t Overrule Your Fourth Amendment Rights

Last week, EFF, ACLU, and ACLU of Minnesota filed an amicus brief in State v. Pauli, a case in the Minnesota Supreme Court, where we argue that cloud storage providers’ terms of service (TOS) can’t take away your Fourth Amendment rights. This is the first case on this important issue…

Can Australia achieve herd immunity to coronavirus, and what happens if not?

Declining immunity and new viral variants may mean annual vaccine boosters are needed Immunologists and virologists are questioning the ability of populations to ever achieve herd immunity to Covid-19. They say gradually waning immunity to the virus after infection or vaccination, and the impact of variants, mean it is likely…

Australia has wasted so many years when it comes to climate change | Greg Jericho

The first mention in parliament of ‘greenhouse gas’ occurred in 1986 – decades later the government is still not proposing anything near appropriateSo many wasted years.The first mention in parliament of “greenhouse gas” occurred in 1986 when the ALP’s Barry Jones took a question on whether the government was concerned…

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