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Ocho libros para entender el mundo de hoy

Patrick Tomasso/Unsplash, CC BY Cristina Sánchez Sánchez, UOC – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; Ainamar Clariana Rodagut, UOC – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; Aina Vidal-Pérez, UOC – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; Diana Roig Sanz, UOC – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; Elisabet Carbó Catalan, UOC – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; Laura Fólica, UOC – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; Neus Rotger, UOC – …

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Stablecoins: these cryptocurrencies threaten the financial system, but no one is getting to grips with them

Safe as houses? iQoncept Jean-Philippe Serbera, Sheffield Hallam University Cryptocurrencies have had an exceptional year, reaching a combined value of more than US$3 trillion (£2.2 trillion) for the first time in November. The market seems to have benefited from the public having time on their hands during pandemic lockdowns. Also, large investment funds and banks have stepped in, not least …

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Vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian diets could save you money – new research

Going plant-based doesn’t have to mean spending more. marilyn barbone/ Shutterstock Marco Springmann, University of Oxford Many people are choosing to make the switch to plant-based diets for many reasons – including as a way of cutting their climate footprint or to be healthier. Yet there’s long been the notion that plant-based diets are inherently more expensive than following a …

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North Korea, nuclear proliferation and why the ‘madman theory’ is wrong about Kim Jong-un

Colin Alexander, Nottingham Trent University The two missile tests conducted by North Korea in recent days have reopened discussions about the country, its leadership, its foreign policy, its perception around the world and the use (and usefulness) of nuclear weapons as an option within global politics. You can listen to more articles from The Conversation, narrated by Noa, here. North …

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Agreements that favour Egypt’s rights to Nile waters are an anachronism

The Nile River during sunset in Luxor, Egypt. EPA-EFE/Khaled Elfiqi Salam Abdulqadir Abdulrahman, University of Human Development, Iraq Egypt has historically adopted an aggressive approach to the flow of the River Nile. Cairo considers the Nile a national security matter and statements continue to include threats of military action against Ethiopia should it interfere with the flow as set out …

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Merck v Pfizer: here’s how the two new COVID antiviral drugs work and will be used

Nina Drozdowa/Shutterstock Alexander Edwards, University of Reading We’ve waited 20 months for a medicine to blunt the coronavirus, and now two have appeared. Earlier this month, the UK medicines regulator approved molnupiravir, the COVID antiviral developed by Merck and Ridgeback Therapeutics. Among adults with mild to moderate COVID who were at risk of developing serious disease, it cut the chances …

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Grammar still matters – but teachers are struggling to teach it

Willem Hollmann, Lancaster University Do you know what a suffix is, or how to distinguish adjectives from adverbs? If you have a six or seven-year-old, the chances are they do. Or at least, the UK government now says they should – by the end of year 2, to be specific. In year 3, primary schoolers turn their attention to prefixes …

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Five things you need to know about the Glasgow Climate Pact

Simon Lewis, UCL and Mark Maslin, UCL The COP26 UN climate talks in Glasgow have finished and the gavel has come down on the Glasgow Climate Pact agreed by all 197 countries. If the 2015 Paris Agreement provided the framework for countries to tackle climate change then Glasgow, six years on, was the first major test of this high-water mark …

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Five things we learned about the state of the planet at the world’s biggest meeting of biodiversity experts

Louise Gentle, Nottingham Trent University Every four years, some of the biggest issues facing the planet are thrashed out in a global meeting of conservation scientists. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the global authority on the status of the natural world, recently hosted the World Conservation Congress in Marseille, France, which was attended by 4,000 people, …

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