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Disaster relief. Aid:Tech was the first company to deliver international aid using blockchain technology and digital identity when it worked with the Irish Red Cross on the Syrian refugee crisis in 2015. Photograph:  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Social welfare payments in Singapore, microinsurance services for women in the developing world, disaster relief in the US, and a means to put people (...)

Democratic representative Jeff Van Drew speaking to reporters  at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

Before the House of Representatives voted on Thursday to endorse the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry into US president Donald Trump, two of the mos(...)

Big cittie: Digital reconstruction of Dublin circa 1500

When we move away from behemoth social networking platforms, one of the best things about the internet is the fact that it caters to niche interests –(...)

Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a joint hearing  at the Rayburn House Office building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Wednesday. Photograph: Alastair Pike/AFP/Getty

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, delivered a pointed message before a Congressional hearing on (...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘Denmark carries Greenland at  great loss and strategically for the United States it would be very nice’. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

Donald Trump has confirmed he is considering an attempt to buy Greenland for strategic reasons, though he said the idea was “not number one on the bur(...)

Tasty alternatives to beef. But are they burgers?  The state of Arkansas says no. Photograph: iStock

Is a veggie burger actually a burger? More to the point, is it misleading to call it one? By the end of this week, stores in Arkansas might not be a(...)

Tyler Holland guides his bike through the water as winds from Tropical Storm Barry push water from Lake Pontchartrain over the seawall. Photograph: David J Phillip/AP Photo

Weakened but still potent, Storm Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it continued its slow advance. Neverth(...)

A palm tree blows in the wind in Morgan City, Louisiana as Hurricane Barry approaches the Louisiana coast. Photograph: Bryan Thomas/The New York Times

A storm forecasters warn is carrying “off the chart” amounts of moisture is slowly crawling towards shore along the US Gulf coast, having already caus(...)

Much blood variance has been driven by evolutionary selection by bacteria, malaria and parasites. If malaria finds its way into the bloodstream via a particular antigen, that antigen may change to defend itself, leading to different blood types.

“We need black blood.” I didn’t know what to say to this, not least because it had been said by the head of donor services at England’s National Heal(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing the White House on Tuesday: he said the US were in a very, very strong position in the escalating trade war with China. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump dismissed the deepening trade war with China as a “little squabble”, as he reiterated threats to place tariffs on an extra $(...)

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