The climate crisis message in Jamaican environmentalist’s new novel is rooted ‘in love for home’ · Global Voices

‘Daylight Come’ is Diana McCaulay’s dystopian take on the future Jamaican author and environmentalist Diana McCaulay. Photo by Jonathan Chambers, used with permission. “How do you live, when daylight kills?” That’s the question posed in award-winning Jamaican writer and environmental activist Diana McCaulay’s fifth novel, “Daylight Come,” published by Peepal TreeContinue Reading

Can children really stop you catching a bad case of COVID-19?

Don't be fooled. They don't really have super powers. nazarovsergey/Shutterstock Having young children in your home may lower your risk of being hospitalised with COVID-19, according to a new study of NHS workers in Scotland. Children often catch coughs and colds, and this includes seasonal coronaviruses that cause the commonContinue Reading

Turkey’s involvement in the Karabakh conflict could harm Azerbaijan, warns journalist Rovshan Aliyev · Global Voices

Should Azerbaijanis be wary of their close friend’s embrace? Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan meets Azerbaijani President IIham Aliyev in Baku, February 2020. Photo CC-BY-4.0: President.Az / Wikimedia Commons. Some rights reserved. This isn’t the first time in recent years when fighting has flared up in Nagorno-Karabakh. But what isContinue Reading

‘The war in Karabakh has made the possibility of conflict resolution even more distant’, fears Armenian politician Mikayel Zolyan · Global Voices

As fighting rages in Nagorno-Karabakh, what are the chances for peace? Armenian politician and analyst Mikayel Zolyan. Photo courtesy of Mikayel Zolyan, used with permission. The conflict currently raging in Nagorno-Karabakh does not only concern Armenia and Azerbaijan. Thus this conflict has significant international dimensions: neighbouring countries with interests inContinue Reading

Nobel Prize: how Penrose, Genzel and Ghez helped put black holes at the centre of modern astrophysics

NASA/JPL-Caltech The award of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez will be greeted with enormous pleasure by physicists and astronomers worldwide. It recognises the central importance of black holes in modern astrophysics, and the unique contributions of these three scientists in establishingContinue Reading

KKR vs CSK IPL 2020 Score: Chennai Super Kings will look to strike early.© BCCI/IPL Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have won the toss and opted to bat against last season’s runners-up Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 21st match of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on October 7. TheContinue Reading

Excel errors: the UK government has an embarrassingly long history of spreadsheet horror stories

TeodorLazarev/Shutterstock When the UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, first said the country would develop a £12 billion “world-beating” system for testing and tracing cases of COVID-19, few people probably imagined that it would be based around a £120 generic spreadsheet program. Yet the news that the details of 16,000 positiveContinue Reading