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Will the African Union achieve better efficiency?

African heads of state will be gathering at an African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 22, 2018. Two difficult issues on the agenda: Reform and finance. Analysts are expecting contentious discussions. If words...

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German know-how gives Ireland a wind powered push

Ireland’s wind power potential is vast, and although wind now supplies more than a fifth of the country’s electricity, the potential remains mostly untapped. Siemens Gamesa is striving to change that. Ireland is a wind-swept...

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To fly or not to fly? The environmental cost of air travel

Though air travel is more popular than ever, the vast majority of people in the world have never been on a plane. As that dynamic slowly changes, the environment stands to suffer. Is flying less...

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No, we won’t run out of chocolate by 2050

News of a global chocolate doomsday has gone viral, with chocoholics fearing an end to their fix. But don’t panic: Chocolate is not on the brink of extinction — yet. The new year has just...

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Facebook: user data in focus again

Germany’s federal cartel office has warned Facebook about exploiting user data, and mooted sanctions if the internet giant does not change methods. Facebook has a two-thirds market share among social networks in Germany. Germany’s federal...

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SoftBank-led group seals deal to buy massive stake in Uber

A consortium led by Japan’s SoftBank will buy a large number of shares of ride-hailing firm Uber, after shareholders elected to sell their shares, handing new Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi a major victory. The SoftBank...

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Sleeping giants — when whales nap

Falling asleep in a bathtub appears to be a very bad idea for humans. Simply, because we can’t breathe under water. But what about whales and other marine mammals — why don’t they drown? It...

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Charcoal: exported by Africa, bought by Europe

Charcoal from tropical forests has a terrible effect on the environment, but it also puts food on peoples’ tables. Nigeria is one of the world’s largest exporters — and some of it even ends up...

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US Senate approves Donald Trump’s tax overhaul

The US has approved the largest rewrite of the US tax code in more than 30 years. The House of Representatives, which had already passed an earlier draft, is expected to give its final approval...

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Opinion: End of net neutrality — license to print money

So far, all data on the internet has had to be transported on an equal footing, above all at the same speed. In the US, that will change. Jörg Brunsmann asks why politicians are making...

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Smartphone addiction messes up brain chemistry

The brains of young people who use their smartphones or the internet too much sustain chemical changes. These change correlate significantly to diagnoses of addiction, depression and anxiety. A team of researchers around South Korean...

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Tesla launches world’s biggest battery in Australia

It is three times larger than the next biggest lithium-ion battery and can power up to 30,000 homes. Elon Musk has said it is “just the beginning.” Tesla activated the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery in Australia...