Can your general lifestyle really affect your success in work or business?

Can your general lifestyle really affect your success in work or business?

Entrepreneurs change the world and create the future. They focus their energies on solving problems, improving things around them and making a positive impact on peoples’ lives everywhere. To do this, most genuine entrepreneurs embody several characteristics that help them align their lives around this pursuit – to be in...

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Predominantly White institutions are reluctant to hire Blacks and Hispanics

Predominantly White institutions are reluctant to hire Blacks and Hispanics

Members of minority ethnic groups have made only modest inroads into US science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) positions in recent years, according to an analysis of nearly 20 million people. The analysis was conducted by the Pew Research Center, a non-profit organisation in Washington DC, and used data collected...

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World polluters recommit to Climate Change with revised carbon targets

World polluters recommit to Climate Change with revised carbon targets

Leading carbon-di-oxide emitters in the world have announced ambitious climate change targets to address the escalating global emergency. The United States, Japan, Canada and France are some of the countries that have made their targets public as the world marked Earth Day on Thursday last week. President Joe Biden has...

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Covid vaccine: It’s difficult to use available data to analyse clotting syndrome

Covid vaccine: It’s difficult to use available data to analyse clotting syndrome

It is clear that the risk of developing the HIT-like clotting syndrome is very low, with 86 potential cases reported in Europe out of 25 million people vaccinated as of March 22. But the exact number of cases is in flux. Researchers are relying on reports of adverse events after...

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Covid vaccines-related blood clots raise concerns as some governments opt out

Covid vaccines-related blood clots raise concerns as some governments opt out

It has been a difficult month for two Covid-19 vaccines. On April 13, US regulators urged healthcare providers to temporarily stop using a vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) of New Brunswick, New Jersey, because of six suspected cases of unusual blood clotting among nearly seven million vaccine recipients....

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Ensure genetically modified pork is safe for human consumption – experts

Ensure genetically modified pork is safe for human consumption – experts

Companies that hope to bring genetically engineered pigs to the mass market may have to demonstrate similar levels of molecular characterisation to Revivicor’s, but the environmental impact assessments will undoubtedly be more onerous – and those stewardship requirements are “still being designed as we’re going.” According to Elena Rice, Community...

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GM pork to be on your plate soon, but its makers have transplant organs in mind

GM pork to be on your plate soon, but its makers have transplant organs in mind

The first genetically engineered pig products could soon be coming to a dinner plate – or pharmacy – near you. Late last year, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorised a facility in northern Iowa to raise hogs that lack the gene needed to produce galactose-α-1,3-galactose (α-Gal), a sugar...

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Staggering rebound of coronavirus infections in India puzzles scientists

Staggering rebound of coronavirus infections in India puzzles scientists

The coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through India at a pace that has staggered scientists. Daily case numbers have exploded since early March. The government reported 273,810 new infections nationally on April 18. High numbers in India have also helped drive global cases to a daily high of 854,855 in the...

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Forest fires burn down historic South African library and plant collection

Forest fires burn down historic South African library and plant collection

Forest fires raging in South Africa’s Table Mountain National Park have reached the University of Cape Town (UCT) and gutted the reading room of its main library, which houses irreplaceable documents and records from the country’s past. Amid apocalyptic scenes on April 18, fire tore through part of the 200-year-old...

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Is British supermodel Naomi Campbell preparing to resettle in Kenya?

Is British supermodel Naomi Campbell preparing to resettle in Kenya?

Away from the madding bigotry in what should be their native countries, Black people in diaspora are gradually but determinedly retracing their ancestors’ footsteps back to Africa. In the words of African-America film actress Mia Speight, there is a growing desire to live among people who look like them. Is...

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