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Coronavirus: northern Italian towns close schools and businesses | Wor…

A dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown on Saturday after deaths of two people infected with the coronavirus from China, and a growing cluster of cases with no direct links to the origin of the outbreak abroad. The secondary contagions prompted

Here’s how a ‘circular economy’ could save the world

This story appears in the March 2020 issue of National Geographic magazine. In Amsterdam I met a man who revealed to me the hidden currents of our lives—the massive flows of raw materials and products deployed, to such wonderful and damaging effect, by 7.7

Dresden: The World War II bombing 75 years on, in pictures

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bombing of Dresden created a firestorm that destroyed the centre of the city “The firestorm is incredible… Insane fear grips me and from then on I repeat one simple sentence to myself continuously: ‘I don’t want to

Graeme Dott beats Tom Ford to reach World Grand Prix final

Dott reached the final of the Shoot Out in 2018 Scotsman Graeme Dott reached Sunday’s World Grand Prix final in Cheltenham with a 6-4 win over England’s Tom Ford. The 42-year-old world number 21, world champion in 2006, lost 6-4 to eventual winner Judd

Coronavirus Closes China to the World, Straining Global Economy

SHANGHAI—China’s isolation amid the coronavirus outbreak, a rare freeze out for such a vital economic center, is rippling across the world. The U.S., and governments in Europe and Asia are enforcing new regulations to block visitors from China and screen returning U.S. citizens, while

Turkey, Africa become new world companions thanks to Erdoğan’s histori…

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Africa visits have become one of the most important routines of his foreign policy. Africa’s relations with Turkey are special compared to that of other countries. While Turkey takes one step toward Africa, Africa takes 10 steps toward Turkey. It

Oldest mushroom in the world found in Belgium’s Africa Museum

There may be still many older mushrooms, as scientists have only discovered about 120,000 species of an estimated 3.8 million. Credit: ULB Belgian Scientists have discovered the remains of the oldest mushroom in a collection piece from the Africa Museum in Tervuren. The fossilised


Isle of Wight skeleton athlete Kimberley Murray is celebrating a strong performance in the Igls World Cup, which saw her secure 8th overall and set a new track record. Kim’s year didn’t get off to a strong start in La Plagne, France meaning she

Climate change: Australia fires will be ‘normal’ in warmer world

Image copyright Getty Images UK scientists say the recent fires in Australia are a taste of what the world will experience as temperatures rise. Prof Richard Betts from the Met Office Hadley Centre said we are “seeing a sign of what would be normal

How This App Could Transform Diabetes Management For Millions Across T…

Cyndi Williams (right) and Isabella Degen (left), Co-Founders ISCF Medicines Manufacturing Round 2 … [+] Winners Quintech, 16th January 2019 Jim Johnston For millions of people living with diabetes around the world, insulin is a daily lifeline. But it’s believed that a staggering 92%