Romania’s mining heartland faces up to post-coal future

Miners in seen in the locker room prior to entering the shift at Lonea coal mine in Petrila, Romania, one of the coal mining...

2020 one of three hottest years ever recorded: UN

A sign of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is seen at the UN specialised agency’s headquarters on October 2, 2018 in Geneva. (Photo by...

AI program DeepMind, untangles one of biology’s great challenges

Screenshot of DeepMind’s video presentation of “AlphaFold: The making of a scientific breakthrough” – (Youtube/https://youtu.be/gg7WjuFs8F4) by Kelly MACNAMARAAgence France-Presse PARIS, France (AFP) — For decades scientists...

Viral trash: French Covid clean-up nets mounds of masks

This picture taken in Marseille, southern France, shows a used protective mask and pieces of plastic left on the beach on October 27, 2020....

Putin orders ‘large-scale’ vaccinations to start next week

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 10, 2020 a nurse prepares to inoculate volunteer Ilya Dubrovin, 36, with Russia’s new coronavirus vaccine...

Chinese probe lands on Moon to gather lunar samples

A Long March 5 rocket carrying China’s Chang’e-5 lunar probe launches from the Wenchang Space Center on China’s southern Hainan Island on November 24,...

Maradona’s doctor investigated for involuntary manslaughter

(FILES) This handout file photo taken on November 11, 2020 and released by the press officer of Diego Armando Maradona shows Argentine football legend...

EBC-NET 25 makes its mark as “Ang Daigdig Ko’y Ikaw,” its first-ever romantic drama...

Watch how love overcomes challenges even amid the virus pandemic The cast of “Ang Daigdig Ko’y Ikaw,” EBC-NET25’s first ever romantic teleserye. Photo taken during...

UK to ban petrol, diesel cars from 2030 in green ‘revolution’

A sign reading “out of use” is pictured on a diesel fuel pump, next to pumps for unleaded petrol at a petrol station in...

What are clinical trials and how do they work?

This photo taken on August 6, 2020 shows a volunteer (R) having blood samples taken before she receives COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine as part of...

Swiss urged to ‘hit the slopes’ to save ski season

Skiers, some wearing protective face masks against the spread of the Covid-10 (novel coronavirus), ride a ski lift before hitting the slopes during the...

New Chinese submersible reaches Earth’s deepest ocean trench

Infographics from Agence France Presse BEIJING, China (AFP) — China livestreamed footage of its new manned submersible parked at the bottom of the ocean Friday,...

Growing antimicrobial resistance as dangerous as pandemic: WHO

Antimicrobial resistance is “one of the greatest health threats of our time”, and is “as dangerous as a pandemic”, says WHO Director General Tedros...

World’s deepest diving pool opens in Poland

A diver is seen in the deepest pool in the world with 45.5-metre (150-foot) located in Mszczonow about 50 km from Warsaw, November 21,...

Mysterious ‘obelisk’ in US desert draws wild theories

This video grab image obtained November 24, 2020 courtesy of the Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau shows a mysterious metal monolith that...

What is it like to take part in a vaccine trial?

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 13, 2020, a lab technician sorts blood samples inside a lab for a Covid-19 vaccine study...

Massive iceberg threatens remote penguin sanctuary

A handout picture released by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on February 21, 2018 and taken on November 22, 2017 from the British Antarctic Survey...

‘Plantdemic’ hits Philippines as demand for greenery grows

  by Mikhail FLORES MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — A gardening craze dubbed “plantdemic” has spread across the Philippines after coronavirus restrictions fuelled demand for greenery, sending...

‘Lockdown’ is Collins Dictionary Word of the Year

A picture taken on November 8, 2020 shows a deserted covered passage, as France is on a second lockdown aimed at containing the spread...

Russia says Sputnik V virus vaccine 92% effective

(File photo) This handout picture taken on August 6, 2020 and provided by the Russian Direct Investment Fund shows the vaccine against the coronavirus...

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