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Ukraine war weighs heavy as apocalyptic mood shrouds Davos

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The impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine dominated a delayed and slimmed-down World Economic Forum this year but it took George Soros to articulate what many of those making the trip to the Swiss Alps had been think...

Secrets of California’s skydiving salamanders revealed by researchers

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A new study is shedding fresh light into the incredible world of California’s temperate forests, and the daring survival techniques of one of its inhabitants: parachuting salamanders. The study, published on Monday in...

Sue Gray’s failure to investigate ‘Abba party’ in PM’s flat angers MPs

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MPs have reacted with anger over the failure to fully investigate an alleged party held in Boris Johnson’s flat during lockdown, reportedly with alcohol, food and Abba songs. The six-month Partygate inquiry by senior ...

Five Partygate quotes that show No 10 staff knew they were in the wrong

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The Sue Gray report is neutrally written, but several elements show that Downing Street staff planned the events during lockdowns – and were acutely aware that they were not necessarily a good idea: Email from an unna...

Only one bathing river spot around Oxford has bacteria within safe levels, study finds

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Only one popular river spot for bathing and water sports in and around Oxford has bacteria within safe levels, a survey by a campaign group has found. The other seven locations in rivers which are regularly used by sw...

Keep your shirt on! The science behind the perfect online dating profile picture

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Name: Tinder profiles. Age: Ten years old. Appearance: That’s your problem. What do you mean? The profile picture you upload to the popular dating site is entirely your choice. So you’re saying it doesn’t really matte...

Burnley close to appointing Vincent Kompany as manager

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Burnley are close to appointing Vincent Kompany as their manager. The former Manchester City captain is poised to leave his job as Anderlecht’s head coach to accept the challenge of trying to lead Burnley out of the C...

Opioid crisis: West Virginia in tentative $161.5m settlement with drug makers

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Attorneys for the state of West Virginia and two remaining pharmaceutical manufacturers have reached a tentative $161.5m settlement just as closing arguments were set to begin in a seven-week trial over the opioid epi...

‘Anxiety is part of me’: Mara Wilson and other anxious minds on how they cope

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Of the nine most commonly diagnosed anxiety disorders on the Mind website, I’ve been diagnosed with seven. I realise this is a peculiar boast, but in case you’re wondering – hypochondria, a legitimate anxiety disorder...

World’s largest vats for growing ‘no-kill’ meat to be built in US

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The building of the world’s largest bioreactors to produce cultivated meat has been announced, with the potential to supply tens of thousands of shops and restaurants. Experts said the move could be a “gamechanger” fo...

A bucketload of whitewash: Sue Gray’s report shows consequences are for the little people

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Actions have consequences, goes the cliche, but in England this maxim applies to the powerless, not the powerful. The nurse who helped bear the horror of the pandemic and was fined £10,000 for a socially distanced pro...

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