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Last week, Virgin Galactic whisked Richard Branson over to the edge of the space, approximately 86 kilometers above the ground, as part of a new and burgeoning space race, with billionaire Amazon boss, Jeff Bezos set to make a trip of his own on Tuesday. Both these, extremely wealthy, businessmen want to significantly increase the number of humans in space. Branson remarked immediately after his trip that his company Virgin Galactic is here to make space more accessible to everybody. adding another remark welcoming everyone to the start of a new epoch of space exploration.
Soaring oil prices may help speed climate action by boosting the shift towards electric vehicles, says the International Energy Agency (IEA). However, this would come at the toll of the economic recovery from the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, adds the global energy watchdog. As compared to May 2021, the global crude demand has escalated by an average of 3.2 million barrels per day in June 2021. However, the return of oil production has failed to maintain pace and has triggered a constant upsurge in market prices. For the record, U.S. drivers are a
Following the huge success of its chicken sandwich, Popeyes, a US-based multinational fast-food chain that serves fried chicken, is reportedly expanding its poultry menu by adding chicken nuggets to it. According to reports, customers in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada will be able to order the new item from the 27th of July. The nuggets will be smaller copies of the sandwich without the bread. Just like the fried chicken that is used in the firm's famous chicken sandwich, the nuggets are also coated in buttermilk and fried.
A new poll conducted by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) has reportedly found that a vast majority of British employees would not want to see the implementation of a four-day workweek if it entailed a wage cut. According to the research, eight out of ten British employees would not accept a scenario of fewer working hours if it resulted in lower earnings, with just one out of ten preferring to work less and earn less. The SMF found that UK employees now work 36.5 hours per week on average, and their research revealed a significant divid
The prospect of a prolonged lockdown in Sydney is reportedly looming closer as Australian health officials recorded yet another daily jump in COVID-19 cases for the year, bolstered by the extremely infectious Delta strain. The Australian state of New South Wales recorded 112 new locally transmitted cases of COVID-19, with a majority of them being in Sydney. This despite the nation's largest metropolitan city entering the third week of its lockdown. For the last three days, the number of cases have been at all-time high. However, there
A new league table has reportedly ranked Mumbai, India as the most stressful big city for anyone to live in, with Hong Kong closely following suit at rank number 74. Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum, Reykjavik, Iceland has been ranked the lowest-stress city in the world. According to the compiler of the list, which ranks 100 major cities, the current political turmoil in Hong Kong could bring its ranking, 74th for 2021, down more over the coming years. Supposedly, claiming that the ongoing unrest might work as an ‘anxiety accelerator’ for ma
A recent report has highlighted that over one in four youngsters are concerned that poor mental health might impact their ability to find work post the Covid-19 crisis. According to the Resolution Foundation, after the lifting of lockdown in the UK this spring, younger employees were affected more than the older ones and were paying a heavy toll with their mental state. The foundation suggested that the people aged 18 to 24 were 2.5 times more likely to be out of work or furloughed by May end than the other age groups although the hospita
The UK government has reportedly kicked the right to repair rules into the law, claiming that televisions, refrigerators, and other electric home appliances would now be less expensive to operate and repair under the new law. As per the new law, manufacturers would be required to make spare parts available to consumers purchasing consumer electronics. The ultimate goal of the rules is enhancing product lifespans by up to ten years and foster environmental well-being in the process. The right to repair regulations are intended to combat so
A new flying car prototype developed by up and coming automotive-aviation firm, Klein Vision, has reportedly completed a successful 35-minute test flight between two international airports in Slovakia. According to reports, the flying car, called AirCar, took off from Nitra and successfully landed in Bratislava. The completion of the flight has supposedly heralded in a new era of mobility and aviation. There have been high expectations from the nascent flying cars market, which has long been regarded as a milestone of a technologically ad