Europe experiences hottest summer on record, scientists say
10 September 2021 | 8:13 am
The high temperatures were particularly severe in countries such as Italy, Greece and Spain. The continent experienced a variety of extreme weather events this summer, including deadly flooding and wildfires.
10 Dec 2021
How effective will vaccines be against the new variant? Hope rests on research centers and vaccine developers to keep up with the speed of the variant's spread around the world.
11 Jan 2022
An EU climate agency has said 2021 was the fifth-warmest year ever recorded globally. Greenhouse gas emissions have supercharged wildfires, heat waves and flooding, affecting every continent.
27 May 2022
A robotic “sixth finger”, that can be worn on the hand next to the pinky to move like a real finger, has been created by Japanese researchers studying how brains react to new and independent body parts.
28 Aug 2022
Scientists recently discovered a crater off the coast of Guinea. While it was not as impactful as the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, its regional consequences would have been huge. Our regional correspondent Sam Bradpiece spoke to one of the researchers involved.
11 Sep 2022
Our current vaccines don't protect well against the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. But scientists say they have produced an antibody in a mouse model that could lead to new vaccines that fight all variants.
29 Oct 2022
Researchers in Botswana and South Africa, who separately identified the COVID-19 omicron variant, are the winners of the 2022 German Africa Award.
26 Oct 2022
Sikhulile Moyo und Tulio de Oliveira discovered the Omicron coronavirus variant, an achievement for which they were recognized, but also insulted and threatened.
A bird flu outbreak on a Spanish mink farm is alarming scientists. The virus may be spreading for the first time from mammal to mammal — and could become a danger for humans.
We take a look at how the press is covering the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, and how, for some, the tragedy is both a natural disaster story but a political one as well. We also discuss controversies over the Grammy Awards and a trans Harry Potter video game character.
Leaked plans for the world’s first octopus farm detail how the eight-legged creatures would be slaughtered: by hypothermia. Experts say it’s inhumane.
A recent report points to raccoon dogs as possible transmitters at the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic. DNA samples collected at the Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market in China show that several raccoon dogs were present in areas where the SARS-CoV-2 virus was found. FRANCE 24's Science Editor Shirli Sitbon looks at what the data may have revealed and why it has disappeared from data-sharing site GISAID.
Astronomers have made a discovery that confirms the existence of gravitational waves, which sound like the hum at a large gathering. These ripples in space-time were proposed by Albert Einstein over a century ago.
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Sam Bankman-Fried, also known by the initials SBF, has tumbled from crypto king to courtroom defendant. The trial of the founder of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange is due to start on Tuesday 3 October. The fraud charges against him - which he denies - stem from the November 2022 collapse of his now-bankrupt business.
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Nigerian reform drive falters, threatening Africa's biggest economy
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Niger says 29 soldiers killed in attack near Mali border
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A UN mission said it was struck by the "sudden manner" more than 100,000 people left the separatist region over the past week. Meanwhile, Armenia called for on the European Union to sanction Azerbaijan.
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The Asian Champions League match between Al-Ittihad and Iran’s Sepahan was called off after the Saudi side refused to leave their dressing room. Al-Ittihad, who are managed by former Tottenham and Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo, were opposed to a statue being placed pitchside.
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Behind every chart-topping hit and sold-out concert live stories of artists and labels locked in disputes that can be as dramatic as any chart-topping song. Recently, the unfortunate passing of Singer Mobhad has opened discussions about battles between labels and their artists. Here are a few Nigerian artists who have experienced clashes with their record labels.