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The metaverse: More of a social revolution than a technical one?

The metaverse is, and it isn’t a lot of things. It isn’t a single place you can go, a persistent, immersive virtual reality like the Oasis in Ready Player One. Although that might well be the dream. Facebook’s idea of the metaverse is a full-on virtual experience, layering 3D visuals on top of its social […]

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Entertainment

‘Right to Offend’ charts the ‘Black Comedy Revolution’

The first half is perhaps inevitably a trip down memory lane, dealing with trailblazers on the standup circuit, foremost among them Gregory, who essentially gave up performing in order to throw himself into the civil-rights movement. It also affords a fair amount of time, grudgingly, to Cosby (“There’s no Barack Obama without Bill Cosby,” D.L. […]

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Health

Sons of the American Revolution members celebrate ancestors patriotism, sacrifice

Rev. Wallace Shook, of Conroe, had been told by his mother that their family was related to early American folk hero Daniel Boone. All his 95 years, he’d wondered if it was indeed true. When Marie Underdown gave a patriotic presentation last Fourth of July as a part of Bible study at their church, Shook […]

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Science

Energy crisis revolution: British firm to harness UK’s nuclear waste for green power

In an effort to make the UK energy self-sufficient, and to fulfil its climate ambitions, the UK has invested heavily in nuclear energy, with a goal to generate at least a quarter of the country’s supply from nuclear power by 2050. However, a build-up of nuclear energy poses another problem, as critics point out that […]

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Sports

Bruce Buck ends 19-year tenure as Chelsea chairman as Stamford Bridge revolution continues

Chelsea have announced Bruce Buck will step down from his role as club chairman on June 30, ending his 19-year tenure at Stamford Bridge. Buck’s impending departure is the latest mammoth change after Todd Boehly bought the Blues from long-serving owner Roman Abramovich in May. Since the 76-year-old’s tenure began in 2003, Chelsea’s men’s team […]

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Science

Heat wave: how Orkney is leading a tidal power revolution

On a small passenger boat about 10 miles north of Kirkwall, Orkney, at the point where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea, an immense yellow structure heaves into view. This is the world’s most powerful tidal stream energy generator, Orbital Marine Power’s O2. Its shadow quickly dwarfs the tiny vessel. Today, the generator’s turbines […]

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Technology

AFib History is the quiet beginning of a huge Apple Health revolution

When Apple announced AFib History as part of watchOS 9, it sounded like a kind of useful feature to have, but not really relevant to most people. But stated quietly within the announcement was something that I think will be absolutely huge, as the Watch gains the ability to detect more health conditions. The Watch […]

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Life Style

Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton inspire white blazer revolution – how to get the royal look

“She put a simple white T-shirt underneath and the smooth fabric of the T-shirt contrasted nicely with the waffle texture of the blazer.” The Duchess of Sussex is also partial to a white blazer, according to the expert. “Meghan also favours pale colours and recently wore a white trouser suit for the Invictus Games in […]

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Science

Meet Mansukhbhai Prajapati, a rural innovator who started an eco-friendly revolution with clay products

The tradition of cooking in earthenware is not alien to India, but the age-old practice is slowly being overshadowed by technological advancements. And as we swiftly moved towards the stainless steel and melamine era, clay products gradually got erased from our lives. Bringing it back into the mainstream with innovative products is a man with […]

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Health

DNA test detecting cancer and heart disease to be offered by NHS – ‘Healthcare revolution’

The revolutionary test will be used to help identify mutations in faulty genes that increase the risk of diseases, but can be managed through lifestyle and treatment. For example, patients with a gene linked to high cholesterol could be put on statins at a young age, while women with the BRCA breast cancer gene can […]