Climate crisis: average world incomes to drop by nearly a fifth by 2050 | Climate crisis

Average incomes will fall by almost a fifth within the next 26 years as a result of the climate crisis, according to a new study that shows the costs of damage are six times higher than the price of limiting global heating to 2C. Rising temperatures, heavier rainfall and more frequent and intense extreme weather… Continue reading Climate crisis: average world incomes to drop by nearly a fifth by 2050 | Climate crisis

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Football-based mentoring found to boost wellbeing for at-risk pupils in England | Schools

Intensive mentoring for troubled schoolchildren using football kickabouts has significantly increased wellbeing, delivering happiness boosts equivalent to an unemployed adult getting a job, a study has found. A project involving more than 2,000 pupils in dozens of secondary schools in Greater Manchester showed that instead of wellbeing declining among pupils at risk of exclusion who… Continue reading Football-based mentoring found to boost wellbeing for at-risk pupils in England | Schools

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I slashed my unloved football – and 40 years later, I’m still living with the shame | Adrian Chiles

How long must guilt last? When I was a boy, aged about 10, I had a football that I kicked around for years, with my mates, with my brother or all on my own, dribbling aimlessly about or booting it against a wall. This ball conferred upon me some status, for it was what we… Continue reading I slashed my unloved football – and 40 years later, I’m still living with the shame | Adrian Chiles

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Sunshine at midnight on the arctic tundra: Inuuteq Storch’s best photograph | Art and design

In the summer of 2023, I was living in Qaanaaq, Greenland, one of the most northern cities in the world. It’s a tundra: there are no plants, it barely rains and, in the summer months, there are 24 hours of sun. During the night, the weather is calmer and more colourful – by day, it’s… Continue reading Sunshine at midnight on the arctic tundra: Inuuteq Storch’s best photograph | Art and design

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TikTok questioned by EU over Lite app that ‘pays’ users for watching videos | TikTok

The EU has given TikTok 24 hours to provide a risk assessment over a new service it has launched amid concerns it could encourage children to become addicted to videos on the platform. The watch-and-get-rewarded application, TikTok Lite, launched in France and Spain this month, in effect offers users prizes such as Amazon vouchers, gift… Continue reading TikTok questioned by EU over Lite app that ‘pays’ users for watching videos | TikTok

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Dutch heir to throne spent year in Madrid amid safety fears, reports say | Netherlands

The heir to the Dutch throne, Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, spent more than a year in Spain as the Dutch royal family grappled with threats to her safety, according to media in the Netherlands. The 20-year-old lived and studied in Madrid, royal sources told the public broadcaster NOS on Wednesday, after reports she had been… Continue reading Dutch heir to throne spent year in Madrid amid safety fears, reports say | Netherlands

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Three Russian missiles hit Chernihiv, killing and wounding civilians | Ukraine

At least 17 people have been killed after three Russian missiles hit the centre of Chernihiv, a city in northern Ukraine near the Russian borderDozens more were injured. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called on Kyiv’s allies to send air defence support after Chernihiv, which had a prewar population of 300,000, became the latest target of an… Continue reading Three Russian missiles hit Chernihiv, killing and wounding civilians | Ukraine

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Gene editing crops to be colourful could aid weeding, say scientists | Agriculture

Genetically engineering crops to be colourful could help farmers produce food without pesticides, as it would make it easier to spot weeds, scientists have said. This will be increasingly important as hardy, climate-resistant “weeds” are grown for food in the future, the authors have written in their report published in the journal Trends in Plant… Continue reading Gene editing crops to be colourful could aid weeding, say scientists | Agriculture

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Georgia footballers protest against Tbilisi’s ‘foreign influence’ bill | Georgia

Leading players in Georgia’s national men’s football team have come out in support of pro-EU protests sparked by a controversial “foreign influence” bill criticised for mirroring a repressive Russian law. Riot police have clashed in recent nights with large rallies of people protesting outside the parliament building in Tbilisi against a controversial “foreign influence” bill,… Continue reading Georgia footballers protest against Tbilisi’s ‘foreign influence’ bill | Georgia

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