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Screen time can make you sick; here are some tips for dealing with cybersickness.

Do you ever feel like the light of your computer screen is burrowing into your eyes and making your head pulse? Or feel dizzy...

What MPs’ music streaming plans mean for artists and audiences

Musicians, including session players and instrumentalists, would receive a fairer share of revenues from streaming platforms under reforms being considered in the UK. If implemented, new...

Vaccine passports: what businesses need to know

Imogen, a night club owner from London, hopes that COVID-19 “passports” could help with the return of customers to her venue. But the 42-year-old...

5 ways emojis have reflected COVID culture

Over the past decade, emojis have become an integral part of the way we communicate, and have attracted attention from scholars in subjects ranging...

Three unconventional forms of travel to try this summer

There has never been a better time to rethink the traditional vacation. International tourism has been decimated by the pandemic, and it is likely to be difficult for...

Why more older New Zealanders are starting businesses

You’re never too old to become your own boss, it seems. All over the world there has been an increase in people aged 50...

Will pay transparency help to close the gender pay gap? The EU believes so.

After seven years of promoting a voluntary approach to pay transparency, the EU has proposed new binding measures for member states. The president of the European...

Children are using soft drinks to fake Covid-19 positive tests –Here’s the science and how to spot it

Children are always going to find cunning ways to bunk off school, and the latest trick is to fake a positive COVID-19 lateral flow test (LFT)...

Latin America could become a world leader in non-commercial open science

To meet the challenges of the next century – from pandemics to climate change, automation and big data – science needs to be open to...

How the SPAC bubble burst

What do Taylor Swift’s record company and Asian “superapp” Grab have in common? They are both part of Wall Street’s recent dealmaking fad: special...

Amsterdam is laying down a model for what tourism should look like after COVID

When COVID hit the Netherlands in 2020, Amsterdam emptied of visitors overnight. Long-term residents, inured to the permanent noise and litter and tourists peeing...

What is Fastly and why did so many websites go down

If you were having difficulty accessing your favourite website on Tuesday evening Australian time, you’re not alone. A jaw-dropping number of major websites around...

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