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Genetics reveal how humans island-hopped to settle remote Pacific

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Easter Island’s famous megaliths have relatives on islands thousands of miles to the north and west, and so did the people who created them, a study has found. Over a 250-year period separate groups of people set out ...

Crisis in Philippines as millions of children face second year of remote schooling

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Classrooms in the Philippines were silent on Monday as millions of schoolchildren hunkered down at home for a second year of remote lessons that experts fear will worsen an educational “crisis”. While nearly every cou...

Vaccines on horseback: Fiji doctors take long and muddy road to protect remote villages from Covid

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To reach Nakida village in the highlands of Fiji, Dr Losalini Tabakei and her colleagues hiked for hours, up and down mountains, through forests, down muddy slopes, across rivers and along treacherous ridges with stee...

Fijian doctors trek up and down mountains to reach remote village with Covid vaccines – video

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The medical team hiked for five hours in 'horrendous' terrain to reach village and deliver just 25 vaccines to small community, as Fiji battles devastating outbreak of Covid-19, with more than 5% of the country's popu...

Remote Indigenous community of Wilcannia under severe strain as Covid spreads

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Covid is spreading rapidly in the majority Aboriginal town of Wilcannia in far western New South Wales, with at least 39 cases recorded in a week in a community of just 750 people. Locals say the Delta outbreak could ...

‘If you talk, you live well’: the remote Sardinian village with eight centenarians

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If there’s one thing the remote mountain village of Perdasdefogu needs to ensure it always has a steady supply of, it’s birthday candles. Already this year, 500 have been needed to decorate the birthday cakes of five ...

Capita boss credits remote working for low Covid-related absences

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The boss of Capita, one of the UK’s largest employers, has credited its policy of allowing staff to continue to work from home for its low levels of absences because of Covid self-isolation alerts. Jon Lewis, the chie...

Woman killed in rare attack by black bear in remote Alberta forest

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Police in Canada say a 26-year-old woman working on a tree-planting operation in Alberta was killed by a black bear on Saturday, in a rare attack by one of the country’s largest predators. The woman was mauled by what...

Is remote working better for the environment? Not necessarily

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Stacy Kauk was finalizing Shopify’s 2019 sustainability report when the pandemic forced the company into remote work. “I kind of stopped in my footsteps and went, ‘Uh oh, what’s going to happen if we’re closing our of...

Inflatable dinghies and Zoom medical training: how a remote Pacific atoll got Pfizer

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The elders of Nukunonu atoll in Tokelau at the wharf on Monday morning, dressed in white and singing songs, held a banner that said: “Welcome”. In the distance, a small inflatable boat made its way to them carrying a ...

Scottish villagers bid to buy most remote pub on mainland Britain

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It is known as Britain’s last true wilderness, and anybody making the mountainous two-day trek into the Knoydart peninsula on the west coast of Scotland would surely be dreaming of a thirst-quenching pint at the end o...

Remote working v the office: four company bosses have their say

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The global pandemic and lockdown restrictions forced many UK businesses to move employees to remote working, practically overnight. Four company bosses speak about the upsides and downsides of working from home versus...

Remote working isn’t a problem – clinging to office-based practices is a problem

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There have been few moments in the history of work as pivotal as the one we find ourselves in now. It took a pandemic to normalise remote working, and, despite the fears of many CEOs, most organisations saw no demonst...

Remote working has been life-changing for disabled people, don’t take it away now

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Tables blocking the road. Chairs over flat curbs. Gazebos built on accessible parking. The surge in street dining since lockdown eased in England has been great for businesses, but not so much for wheelchair users and...

Apple TV 4K 2021 review: faster chip, fancy iPod-like remote

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The second-generation Apple TV 4K gets a faster processor and future-proofed specs, but is really all about its new iPod-inspired Siri remote. And it all comes at a price. Costing £169, the Apple media-streaming box i...

BT to invest £12bn in faster broadband and reaching remote areas

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BT has committed to investing £12bn in faster broadband connections to 20m UK homes, including in remote rural areas, after agreeing return on investment incentives with Ofcom. However, some rival broadband operators ...

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