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Sep 26, 2023

Solar-powered looms boost income and safety for India’s silk weavers

A Delhi-based social enterprise is selling solar-powered looms to women artisans across India, aiming to promote self-reliance and sustainable practices Budhari Goyari is busy reeling cocoons of ‘eri’ silk in the courtyard of her two-room house in Bhaoragwaja village, in the Kokrajhar district of Assam, north-eastern India. Beside her container of silk cocoons,

Sep 26, 2023

Excessive screen time can affect young people’s emotional development

ph. Shutterstock Rachael Sharman, University of the Sunshine Coast and Michael Nagel, University of the Sunshine Coast A recent Beyond Blue survey of more than 2,000 teachers identified mental ill-health and excessive screen time as the biggest problems facing their students. Comments from teachers revealed a perceived lack of social skill development in

Sep 25, 2023

Zimbabwean names are still haunted by the ghosts of colonialism

Tendai Mangena, University of Leeds In African cultures, the names given to children play an important role because they are often laden with meanings. As a team of professors of literature, linguistics and onomastics (the scientific study of names and naming practices) we have shown in our research that the names parents give

Sep 25, 2023

Forecasting the Future: An Overview of Economic Indicators and Trends

In the intricate tapestry of global finance, forecasting the future is as much an art as it is a science. One might even argue it’s akin to navigating a ship through turbulent waters, drawing upon the constellations above whilst remaining acutely aware of the deep undercurrents below. While envisioning the economic future has

Sep 22, 2023

Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte – Complete

Title: Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte – Complete Author: Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne (Author), Ralph Waldo Emerson (Contributor) “Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte – Complete” is a captivating and intimate account of one of France’s most iconic historical figures, written by Louis-Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne, who served as Napoleon Bonaparte’s secretary. Originally published in

Sep 21, 2023

Virtual-reality tech is fast becoming more real

Imagine a single technology that could help a robot perform safety checks at a nuclear plant, cure a person’s arachnophobia and simulate the feeling of a hug from a distant relative.  Welcome to the world of “extended reality”. Researchers funded by the EU have sought to demonstrate its enormous potential.  Relevant research Their