image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionFile photo of pro-Beijing supporters at a 2020 eventChina has passed sweeping changes to Hong Kong’s electoral rules which will tighten its control over the city.The number of directly elected seats in parliament has been cut almost by half, and prospective MPs will first be vetted by a pro-Beijing committee to ensure… . . .
The science of psychology benefits society and enhances our lives. Psychologists examine the relationships between brain function and behavior, and the environment and behavior, applying what they learn to illuminate our understanding and improve the world around us.The Go-To ScienceCuriosity is part of human nature. One of the first questions children learn to ask is… . . .
image copyrightEPAimage captionBrisbane Airport on Monday was bustling as people flew out of the city prior to its lockdownThe Australian city of Brisbane will enter another snap three-day lockdown to contain a coronavirus outbreak which has grown to seven cases.The Queensland state capital – home to over two million residents – will begin the lockdown… . . .
Congress established the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in 1976. The OSTP advises the President and others within the Executive Office of the President on the scientific, engineering, and technological aspects of the economy, national security, homeland security, health, foreign relations, and the environment.OSTP leads efforts across the Federal government to… . . .
image captionMilitants have been battling the Mozambican army around Palma for daysIslamist militants have ambushed a convoy that was trying to rescue civilians from a hotel amid fighting in northern Mozambique, reports say.A South African man has been confirmed as dead, but many details are unclear. Hundreds of people fled the fighting, which began on… . . .
Shops in England will be allowed to stay open until 22:00 six days a week when customers return from 12 April, the government has said.After months of coronavirus-related closures, non-essential retailers will be able to apply to trade from 07:00 BST Monday to Saturday.Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said the move would help businesses to recover… . . .
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Jockey Adrian McCarthy, pictured at Chelmsford races in October 2019A jockey has expressed regret after he was 1,000 times above the cocaine limit in a test at Chelmsford races in 2020.Adrian McCarthy said he was depressed during lockdown and took the drug four or five times while drinking in a pub a day or two… . . .
media captionThe giant ship is causing a traffic jam in one of the world’s busiest waterwaysA giant container ship the length of four football pitches has become wedged across Egypt’s Suez Canal, blocking one of the world’s busiest trade routes. Dozens of vessels are stuck, waiting for rescue boats to free the 400m-long (1,312ft) ship,… . . .
The backpack contains a laptop, which can process images from a front-facing camera. The system can then tell the wearer about their surroundings.40 minutes ago By Michael KanNetflix’s spring offerings include action, comedy, and even a show designed to help you sleep better.2 hours ago By K. Thor JensenYou probably have more time than ever… . . .