01 December 2021

Science and Education

China says 85% of citizens will use Mandarin by 2025 (18)
AP / Updated: Dec 1, 2021, 12:54 IST ARTICLES China says 85% of citizens will use Mandarin by 2025 US accuses China of 'economic warfare' against Australia Why 'phasing down' coal is a realistic and optimistic objective Global stocks mixed after new virus variant spreads China's ruling Communist Party has denounced all such movements as a form of separatism and repressed them ruthlessly.
December 1, 2021 Science report: US should make less plastic to save oceans (7)
by Seth Borenstein America needs to rethink and reduce the way it generates plastics because so much of the material is littering the oceans and other waters, the National Academy of Sciences says in a new report. The United States, the world's top plastics waste producer, generates more than 46 million tons (42 million metric tons) a year, and about 2.2 billion pounds (1 million metric tons) ends up in the world's oceans, according to the academy's report.
EU unveils $340B global infrastructure plan to counter China (4)
'Countries that have experienced Chinese investments need better and different offers,' says EU Commission chief Aysu BiГer | 01.12.2021 ANKARA The European Union on Wednesday unveiled a strategy to mobilize up to €300 billion (some $340 billion) in investment spending between 2021- 2027, a key plan to counter China's Belt and Road Initiative. "The Global Gateway Strategy is a template for how Europe can build more
Universities could offer students fee refunds amid strike disruption - watchdog (4)
Thousands of staff have begun a three-day strike at 58 UK institutions in disputes over pensions, pay and conditions. Eleanor Busby Wednesday 01 December 2021 14:38 Thousands of university staff have begun a three-day strike in disputes over pensions, pay and conditions (Peter Byrne/PA) (PA Wire) Universities should consider offering partial tuition fee refunds to students if their learning has been affected by the latest wave of strikes,
Even T. Rex had to deal with bone disease, fossil study shows (4)
HealthDay News They once ruled the planet, but even the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex could suffer from bone disease, new research shows. Scientists used imaging to examine the lower left jaw of a fossilized T. rex skeleton discovered in Montana in 2010. The skeleton, which is about 68 million years old and one of the most complete skeletons of the carnivorous dinosaur ever found, is at the Museum fц╪r Naturkunde Berlin in Germany.
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