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future In order to understand and plan for the future, we need to know how much change will occur and when things will happen. Understanding the present and near future is informed by identifying and understanding what is already undergoing…

Ice cores from a glacier just 12 kilometres from the place the mummified Ötzi the Iceman was found in 1991 suggest that it formed just before or even within his lifetime

By Krista Charles Aerial view of the dome-shaped Weißseespitze glacier Andrea Fischer Glaciers in the Ötztal Alps in Austria are currently melting and may be lost within two decades, but this might not be the first time humans have seen…

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A shopper walks past an Evening Standard newspaper stand in central London on 16 December,…

A spacecraft on a mission to the sun had a surprise encounter with a comet last year – and discovered evidence that it may not be a comet after all

By Joe Paul Artist’s impression of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Parker Space Probe/NASA A spacecraft on a mission to the sun had a surprise encounter with a comet last year and discovered evidence that it may not be a comet…

Mosman woman accuses her ‘best customer’ of stealing candle idea

On first glance they could be the same product, from the same company with the same styling but the copycat images have been the catalyst of a champagne war on Sydneys affluent north shore.Shelley Seddon first started upcycling French champagne…

The Super 16 is back to close out 2020. This week, we rank the top 16 forwards in the NHL today.

The Super 16 is back to close out 2020. This week, we rank the top 16 forwards in the NHL today. Next week, the Super 16 will focus on the top defensemen, and in two weeks, we’ll rank the goalies.Who…

Ten years ago, a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire. His cousin reflects on that day and what followed.

17 December 2010 would have been a normal day if the local press and people hadnt been here, says Ali Bouazizi. The fact they decided to stop being afraid of the government changed everything. It is 9pm and Ali, who…

They call Tunisia an Arab Spring success story. But is it that simple?

Protests against joblessness, corruption, inequality in Tunisia in 2010 sparked a regional explosion of popular anger.

Economic hardships, corruption grip Tunisia 10 years after an uprising that spread across the Arab world.

Ten years since the early days of Tunisias revolution, hopes for a better future lie crushed as major economic hardships persist amid a pandemic that has exacerbated the situation. And in the rural town where it began, few are celebrating….