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UK guide dog charity seeks brainy puppies to help breed problem-solvers

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Researchers are hoping to unleash a generation of smarter guide dogs by studying the cognitive behaviour of puppies and finding out who the clever boys and girls really are. Guide Dogs, the sight loss charity, will an...

Spectre of 1936 and 1980 haunts Beijing 2022 as fear and repression breed silence

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Zumretay Arkin is remembering the day she thought she might change the International Olympic Committee’s mind. It was October 2020, and human rights groups, representing Uyghur Muslims, Tibetans, and the democracy mov...

San Francisco mayor London Breed fined for ‘significant’ ethics breaches

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San Francisco’s mayor agreed to pay a nearly $23,000 fine to the city for a series of “significant” ethics violations while in office. The city’s ethics commission had found London Breed committed multiple violations ...

Meet the new breed of work from home chefs

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The Covid-19 era has seen an explosion in food businesses based in people’s homes. According to the Food Standards Agency, 44% of new ventures registered since March 2020 are run from domestic kitchens, as new platfor...

New Zealand’s Covid baby boom: where familiarity didn’t breed contempt David Downs and Joe Davis

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One of the early observations made by internet wags was the prediction that nine months after lockdown there would be a baby boom. The theory goes that suddenly being forced to spend weeks at home would ignite the pas...