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From brain drain to brain regain. Road blocks for two African scientists

Facts on brain drain are either hard to find or old. But one thing remains clear: those who can travel will do so to expand their professional horizons. The question is whether they return and...

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Germany tightens takeover rules to shield ‘critical’ businesses

Foreign investors, especially from China, are keen on German know-how – even in sensitive areas. The German government is now seeking powers stop such takeovers to protect strategic industries. The cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel...

Coal versus Kiwis – New Zealand struggles to balance business and environment

In New Zealand, a century of coal mining tradition is clashing with efforts to protect pristine nature, and unique animals and plants. Hidden deep underground, below a wild frontier of native forest and jagged cliffs...

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Personal computing today was ‘unimaginable 20 years ago’

It’s no joke, April 1 is a big day in computing history. In 1972 Intel released its 8008 microprocessor and four years later we had Apple Computer*. But Brian Kernighan says we still don’t understand...

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Why did the toad cross the road?

Warmer spring-like temperatures have kicked off this year’s toad migration. But as toads are crossing roads, many end up dead before they can reach their spawning grounds. A group in Bonn is helping them survive....

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Irish cow burps counteract fossil fuel divestment

Although the Emerald Isle has become the first country in the world to divest from fossil fuels, agriculture there remains carbon-intensive. As Ireland hosts the IPCC, activists ask: How can the country become greener? Rolling...

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Germany plans creation of ‘center of defense’ against fake news

Germany’s government plans to create a center to fight “disinformation” online ahead of next year’s elections, a media report has said. The move comes amid reports that fake news influenced the US election. In light...

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Super Mario hits smartphone screens

Video game maker Nintendo is launching “Super Mario Run” for the iPhone, marking the company’s first ever smartphone game. With this move, the Japanese pursue a double strategy, market analysts say. Japanese video game publisher...

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Thailand – trouble in paradise

White sand and blue water – the image the tourism industry promotes of Thailand. But many tourists stayed away following a spate of terrorist bombings. The recent death of Thailand’s king also affected tourism. Now,...

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Zebrafish protein gives hope for spinal cord repair

The zebrafish is known for its spectacular abilities to regenerate, including being able to repair its own spinal cord. Scientists are looking at one protein in particular that could help reverse paralysis in humans. The...

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Supercomputer builds profile to hone in on dark matter particles

Scientists have long puzzled over what dark matter, thought to account for 85 percent of the mass of the universe, is made of. With the help of a German supercomputer, they might just be a...

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Five cities leading on climate action

With more of the world now living in urban as opposed to rural areas, the need for sustainable infrastructure has never been greater. Some cities are rising to the challenge in interesting ways. New Orleans,...