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"The prospect of a Russian military intervention is the ultimate guarantor of Lukashenko’s grip on power. It also explains the intensity of Tikhanovskaya’s efforts to keep Belarus at the centre of world attention."

#Budget2021  : "Seriously transforming the country’s economic geography requires a real devolution of power in one of the most centralised and unequal countries in Europe. "

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"This raises the question of how to address a poorly known natural hazard that takes place relatively infrequently but which poses a potentially serious environmental threat."

Evidence so far does not suggest that infection with more than one variant leads to more severe disease. If a person is infected with several variants, if they replicate in different parts of the body, they will not interact with each other.

It's no wonder that shrinking household size is emerging as a fundamental challenge to reducing resource consumption and mitigating climate change.

All six cuttlefish waited for the better live shrimp and were able to tolerate delays up to 130 seconds.

"In 2016, almost two thirds of all households in the EU were composed of one or two people ... As countries move up the human development index, households are expected to continue to shrink."

Both men and women are delaying having children. The average age of first-time mothers in the UK is nearly 29 and fathers 33.

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How Korean popstars #BTS  became a social force by fighting for social rights

Victorian poet Michael Field was nominated as poet laureate: then it was discovered he was actually two lesbians writing under a pseudonym. Literature academic @DrSarahParker  explains.

Self-determination is legal under international law – it's hypocritical to argue otherwise for Catalonia

Gaming addiction listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organization. Evidence shows that gaming addiction is best viewed as a coping mechanism associated with underlying problems such as anxiety or depression.

Analysis of 1,000 news articles and editorials from 2006 and 2013 shows that UK newspapers have systematically ignored the evidence to influence the public against EU migrants.

Chinese tech billionaire Jack Ma has allegedly fallen out with the Beijing government. But behind the spat is a much bigger story about tech regulation.

#BluePlanet2 academic consultants have a message – it's one that humanity cannot afford to ignore: Retweet this THREAD to sensitise more people about human impact on our marine life.

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Animals are disappearing from forests, with grave consequences for the fight against climate breakdown – new research

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