Art

Mysteries of decorated ostrich eggs in British Museum revealed

Mysteries of decorated ostrich eggs in British Museum revealed

Image caption Two ostrich eggs found in the "Isis tomb", an elite burial at Etruscan Vulci (Italy). If you wanted to give an extravagant gift 5,000 years ago, you might have chosen an ostrich egg. Now some of these beautiful Easter egg-sized objects are in London's British Museum. The eggs were found in Italy but their origins have long been a mystery - ostriches are not indigenous to Europe. Now, research into the museum's collection by an ... Full story

Education

Coronavirus: Universities warn of going bust without emergency funds

Coronavirus: Universities warn of going bust without emergency funds

Image caption Universities face uncertainty over student numbers during the coronavirus outbreak. Universities across the UK are calling for emergency funding of at least £2bn, warning some institutions will go bust without it. Universities UK says the coronavirus pandemic is threatening to sharply cut overseas student numbers and put universities in financial danger. They are asking for controls on student numbers in each university, to keep ... Full story

Economics

Angolan futures 2050: beyond oil

Angolan futures 2050: beyond oil

Angolan futures 2050: beyond oil - ISS Africa - - - - - feature-5icon-printerlogologo-chlogo-fr ANGOLAN FUTURES 2050: BEYOND OIL. Quality education and a good standard of living remain out of reach for most Angolans, despite decades of rapid economic growth. The oil price-induced economic downturn beginning in 2014 exacerbated already high levels of severe poverty, particularly in the rural provinces. This report explores the impacts of ... Full story

Entertainment

How to evolve into a coder while sitting at home

How to evolve into a coder while sitting at home

Whenever there’s a widespread crisis, you’ll surely find programmers across the world putting something together that might help people. We’ve seen plenty of free tools including maps , trackers , and informative websites by companies and independent coders that are providing much-needed knowledge during the coronavirus pandemic. If you ever wanted to take part in this kind of techno-philanthropy and pick up coding to build cool applications, ... Full story

Health

Coronavirus: Inside India's busiest Covid-19 hospital  News

Coronavirus: Inside India's busiest Covid-19 hospital News

Image caption Indore is a bustling commercial city. In early March, 40-year-old Ravi Dosi, a chest specialist in India, saw a baffling surge in patients with respiratory problems at outpatient clinics. "There was almost a 50% jump in patients with upper respiratory issues and sore throat. They were not responding to antibiotics. Testing was still low and we didn't really know what was going on," Dr Dosi, who works at Sri Aurobindo Institute of ... Full story

Law

Nine police officers in Mwatate quarantined

Nine police officers in Mwatate quarantined

Advertisement By LUCY MKANYIKA. Nine police officers in Mwatate, Taita Taveta County, have been placed in quarantine after a colleague they had attended training with at National Police College in Kiganjo allegedly tested positive for Covid-19. A signal to officer in charge of Mwatate Police Station ordered the nine who had just returned from the college undergo a mandatory 14 days self-quarantine. The officers based at various police posts in ... Full story

Living

How conspiracy theories spread online – it's not just down to algorithms

How conspiracy theories spread online – it's not just down to algorithms

The debate has grown in recent years over the role that social media algorithms play in spreading conspiracy theories and extreme political content online. YouTube’s recommender algorithm has come under particularly severe scrutiny. A number of exposés have detailed how it can take viewers down a radicalization rabbit hole. While YouTube has certainly extended the reach of conspiracy theorists, it’s difficult to assess the objective role of ... Full story

Politics

AG William Barr says Russia probe was started ‘without basis’

AG William Barr says Russia probe was started ‘without basis’

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr believes the Russia investigation that shadowed President Donald Trump for the first two years of his administration was started without any basis and amounted to an effort to “sabotage the presidency,” he said in an interview with Fox News Channel that aired Thursday. Barr offered no support for his assertion that the FBI lacked a basis for opening the investigation and made no mention of the fact ... Full story

Sport

Wearing a mask key to fighting coronavirus

Wearing a mask key to fighting coronavirus

With the daily spike in the cases of the coronavirus, wearing of masks — in addition to other preventive measures like staying at home, hand washing and keeping social distance — might help to slow down the spread of Covid-19. On Tuesday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) revised its stand on masks, acknowledging that wearing a medical mask is one of the prevention measures that can limit the spread of certain respiratory viral diseases, ... Full story

Technology

Remembering the Nucleon, Ford's 1958 nuclear-powered concept car that never was

Remembering the Nucleon, Ford's 1958 nuclear-powered concept car that never was

Concept cars communicate in physical form, the potential, the beliefs, and the dreams that car companies have about the future of not just their own vehicles, but the whole automotive industry in general. Sometimes concept cars are created to demonstrate upcoming production models, in other cases they serve as pure abstract imaginations of the future. Take Ford’s 1958 nuclear-powered concept, the Nucleon, for example. Credit: Ford Motor Company ... Full story