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Lessons from Covid can start a health revolution, says lab chief

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Two years of mass Covid testing have paved the way for a revolution in how we diagnose other diseases, the founding director of the Lighthouse labs network has said. In his first interview since the pandemic began, Pr...

‘The revolution is here’: Chris Smalls’ union win sparks a movement at other Amazon warehouses

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Staff at more than 50 Amazon warehouses have contacted the organizers of last week’s historic vote establishing Amazon’s first-ever union, expressing interest in setting up unions of their own. “The revolution is here...

From solar-powered wifi hubs to reducing packaging waste: the small UK firms driving a green revolution

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Sustainability has never been higher on the national agenda as government and business respond to the increasing awareness of the need for urgent change. For companies developing technologies that can address the clim...

As the ocean industrial revolution gains pace the need for protection is urgent

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The ocean is often seen as the last wild frontier: a vast and empty blue wilderness where waves, whales and albatrosses rule. This is no longer true. Unnoticed by many, a new industrial revolution is unfolding in our ...

Are blockchain-based DAOs really a utopian revolution in the making?

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In 1982, a guy called Benjamin Hoff, who was then employed as a tree-pruner in the Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon, published a charming little book, The Tao of Pooh, in which he argued that AA Milne’s bear had way...

Electric cars on show in Washington as Biden pushes for green revolution

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The Washington DC Auto Show has been showcasing alternative fuel vehicles for 15 years, but this is the first year an entire pavilion was dedicated to electric vehicles, or EVs. In part, you can thank the current occu...

Free Love by Tessa Hadley review – sexual revolution in 60s suburbia

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Roger Fischer, the civil servant husband in Tessa Hadley’s 1960s domestic drama Free Love, is a rather circumspect creature. In a conversation with his wife, Phyllis, the protagonist of Hadley’s eighth novel, the coup...

Liberty is Sweet review: an American revolution for the many not the few

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With his new book, Woody Holton shows the US at its founding much as it is today. Then, as now, it was stratified by class and riven by race, religion and gender. Marshaling a prodigious amount of scholarship, the Un...

Rio Tinto’s past casts a shadow over Serbia’s hopes of a lithium revolution

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A battery sign, flashing dangerously low, appears superimposed over a view of the globe as seen from space. “Green technologies, electric cars, clean air – all of these depend on one of the most significant lithium de...

Sudan’s coup has shattered the hopes of its 2019 revolution

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Last week in Sudan, two years disappeared in a flash. Two years of working to bring Sudan in from the cold after almost three decades of isolation. Two years of trying to establish a civilian government. Two years of ...

‘The cusp of a reuse revolution’: startups take the waste out of takeout

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The first question Lauren Sweeney set out to answer when she co-founded DeliverZero, a platform for ordering meals in reusable containers, was: do other people care about takeout packaging waste? “Is it just me standi...

Steel will be vital to the green revolution, but our industry needs help to change

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When I say to people that steel is a vital part of the solution to the climate crisis, I get a lot of confused looks. The global steel market is currently worth an estimated $2.5tn (£1.8tn) and produces 9% of global e...

The Hungarian revolution begins – archive, October 1956

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24 October 1956 Budapest, 24 October (2am)One person is reported to have been killed and several others injured when Hungarian police opened fire on thousands of Hungarians demonstrating here a few hours ago. The dem...

Mothers of the Revolution review – emotional return to Greenham Common

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If ever there was a film guaranteed to bring a tear to the eye of sentimental Guardian readers of a certain age, it’s this one. Essentially, it’s a straight-up talking-heads-and-archive-footage documentary about the G...

Nearly half of Britain’s biodiversity has gone since industrial revolution

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Almost half of Britain’s natural biodiversity has disappeared over the centuries, with farming and urban spread triggered by the industrial and agricultural revolutions being blamed as major factors for this loss. Tha...

Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution review – the ruthless rise of No 10’s odd couple

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In Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution (BBC Two), we see a photo of Tony Blair aged 20, all teeth and no top. He looks like everybody’s worst nightmare – a half-naked public schoolboy and wannabe badass who –...