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Fire  progresses in the woods in the Angeles National Forest north of Monrovia, north east of Los Angeles, California in September. Signs -of ongoing climate change are all too apparent in the modern era.  Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

When it comes to the global response to the climate crisis, next Tuesday’s US presidential election is a critical juncture; the most significant cross(...)

The Antonine Plague, as it became known, was named after Marcus Aurelius Antoninus who reigned as emperor until his death in 180 AD, the very year the outbreak of what is believed to have been either smallpox or measles finally subsided. Photograph: PaoloGaetano/ Getty Images

The pandemic was suspected to have broken out in China and for 15 years it wreaked havoc across Europe, wiping out a third of the population of Rome –(...)

Sales of Apple’s iPads and Macs increased 46 per cent and 29 per cent, respectively. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The biggest US tech companies set aside their growing political troubles on Thursday to disclose the latest leg of their seemingly unstoppable busines(...)

On Monday, October 12th, the number of American deaths from Coronavirus surpassed 212,000, unemployment closed in on eight per cent and food banks rep(...)

“Ninety-nine point nine per cent of the parts I replace are made in China or Mexico or Taiwan,” says Greg Houghland. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Smoke from burning petroleum and dust rise high into the still air as the deafening sound of drag racing cars reverberates into the Indiana night. De(...)

Advanced Micro Devices plans to use the acquisition to broaden its business into chips for 5G wireless communications and automotive electronics. Photograph: Sam Yeh/AFP via Getty Images

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has agreed to pay $35 billion in stock for Xilinx, in a deal aimed at reshaping one of the computer chip industry’s pione(...)

Shopify merchants will be able to create ‘shoppable ads’ for TikTok under a new partnership. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

TikTok users will be able to shop as they scroll through its short-form videos via a new deal with ecommerce platform Shopify, bringing the Chinese-ow(...)

Jack Ma, billionaire founder of ecommerce giant Alibaba, controls Ant Group, on track for a record IPO. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP

Ant Group is set to raise more than $34bn after setting the price of shares in its initial public offering, putting the Chinese payments group on trac(...)

Maureen Bartee, associate director for global health security within the Center for Global Health at the CDC,  in Kazakhstan in 2007

Maureen Bartee has seen a lot during her two decades with the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) in the United States, but when news sta(...)

In Ireland, it is estimated that 8 per cent of Covid-19 deaths are linked to air pollution. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/ Reuters

At least 150 Covid-19 deaths in Ireland are attributable to long-term exposure to air pollution, according to a new study. About 15 per cent of all v(...)

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