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NFTs: the great rush may be over – but are they in actual decline?

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It was described as the Mona Lisa of the digital world and it came with a connoisseur’s price tag: $2.9m (£2.4m) for the first tweet by Twitter’s co-founder. This was March 2021 and non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, were ...

Bird populations in Panama rainforest in severe decline, study finds

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Bird populations in a Central American tropical rainforest are suffering severe declines, with likely factors including climate breakdown and habitat loss. Scientists from the University of Illinois tracked species of...

Saudi Arabia and UAE leaders ‘decline calls with Biden’ amid fears of oil price spike

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The de-facto leaders of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have declined to arrange calls with US president Joe Biden in recent weeks as the US and it allies have sought to contain a surge in energy prices caus...

UK household incomes facing biggest decline since mid-70s, says thinktank

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UK household incomes are on course to collapse by the most since the mid-1970s after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent energy prices soaring to new highs, a thinktank has said. The Resolution Foundation said the drama...

The decline of the girlboss? Post-pandemic, she’s more ubiquitous than ever

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A few months after graduating, mid-recession, on to the dole and shortly before I started writing for the Guardian, I worked very briefly for an online magazine as an editorial assistant. It was on my first day there ...

New Covid vaccinations drop in US as cases and hospitalizations decline

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On some days Marilyn Datillo, a vaccine nurse, used to see 900 people enter Mercy Covid Vaccine Clinic in Kirkwood, a St Louis suburb. Now, she said sometimes less than 20 people visit the clinic in one day – even tho...

Labour vows to reverse decline in UK manufacturing

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Labour will pledge this week to reverse the decline in manufacturing, as new figures show a fall of 93,000 jobs in the sector since the Conservatives took power. Touring the north-west of England on Tuesday, Keir Star...

Koala listed as endangered after Australian governments fail to halt its decline

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The Australian government has officially listed the koala as endangered after a decline in its numbers due to land clearing and catastrophic bushfires shrinking its habitat. The environment minister, Sussan Ley, accep...

Fantasy football can lead to mental health decline, study claims

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A new academic study has claimed that playing fantasy football can lead to a decline in mental health, that worsens significantly the more time you spend playing. In what is claimed to be the first of its kind, resear...

The NHL’s rash decision to skip the Olympics accelerates ice hockey’s decline

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Do you believe in miracles? The NHL and its players’ union apparently do not. They’ve decided to take away the opportunity to put their sport on a grand stage, taking the rash, short-sighted decision to keep their pla...

Andy Byford: ‘We can’t let London’s transport fall into managed decline’

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His overriding preoccupation is the trains under London, but Andy Byford’s passion could have led him on a quite different journey. “I thought long and hard about going in the navy when I was younger,” says London’s t...

Coronavirus news live: China tells families to ‘stock up’ amid Covid outbreak, Japan’s cases dramatically decline

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China has urged its citizens to stock up on daily necessities in case of emergency; Japan will gradually ease border restrictions amid falling Covid cases

Russia’s population undergoes largest ever peacetime decline

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Russia’s natural population has undergone its largest peacetime decline in recorded history over the last 12 months, according to an analysis of official government statistics made by a prominent independent demograph...

‘It took a year to get help’: generation Z on mental health decline

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It was while browsing on social media at the age of 13 that Hannah realised she had an eating disorder. Seeing other girls and women talking about their experiences, she thought: “This is me.” Since that moment, the n...

The decline and fall of Ben Roethlisberger is finally upon us

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The only thing more painful than moving on from a franchise quarterback too quickly is holding on to one too long. Three weeks into the season, it has become painfully clear that the Pittsburgh Steelers miscalculated ...

‘Ticking timebomb’: Oldham braced for more protests amid sorry decline

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This week an artist shared a painting of Boundary Park in happier times, packed with fans waving flags. In reality, the picture at Oldham Athletic is not rosy or harmonious and apathy reigns in advance of another plan...

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