Prince William goes undercover to highlight a big issue

That might explain the surprise of London’s commuters on Wednesday, when Prince William popped up on the city’s streets, selling copies of the Big Issue magazine. The publication covers homelessness and housing, and is sold by rough sleepers and other people below the breadline as a way of making a weekly income. “My brother in … Read more

India’s ‘digital vaccine’ that prevents real world health issues through metaverse gets first global patent – ET HealthWorld

Indian biomedical tech entrepreneur Bhargav Sri Prakash has been awarded the first patent globally by the US patent office for a ‘digital vaccine’, a platform that prevents real world health issues through the metaverse. Digital vaccines use applications via smart-phones, tablets, and other similar devices for nudging positive human behaviour through neurocognitive training. Sri Prakash, … Read more

Four killed, 15 severely injured after train derails in southern Germany

The regional train was traveling in the direction of Munich when it derailed near Burgrain, north of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a ski resort in the Bavarian Alps. ”The number of fatally injured in the train accident unfortunately increases to four people,” Upper Bavaria South Police, which have taken over rescue efforts, tweeted Friday afternoon. Police said of … Read more

Scrapping Roe v. Wade would make the US an outlier in the West

Such a move would represent a drastic reversal of decades of precedent that would isolate the United States from most of the developed world on reproductive rights. The court’s public affairs office on Tuesday confirmed the document is “authentic,” but stressed that “it does not represent a decision by the court or the final position … Read more

NASA’s next moon rocket gets final repairs ahead of mission launch

The NASA team is preparing to roll the 322-foot-tall (98-meter-tall) Artemis I rocket stack, including the Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft, back into the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 26. The crucial test, known as the wet dress rehearsal, simulates every stage of launch without the rocket leaving … Read more

Bank of Canada Increases Interest Rates by Half-Percentage Point, Biggest Jump in Decades

OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada pulled the trigger on its biggest rate increase in over two decades and said further rises are necessary to tame domestic spending and keep long-term inflation expectations anchored closer to its 2% target. The Bank of Canada lifted its target for the overnight rate by half a percentage point from 0.50% … Read more

Holocaust survivor, Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Gerda Weissmann Klein dies at 97

Born in Bielsko, Poland, on May 8, 1924, Klein had enjoyed a “normal life” until the Nazis invaded in September 1939, according to her obituary. She and her family were forced into a ghetto and her parents were ultimately deported to Auschwitz. Klein never saw them or her brother again. Klein endured years in slave … Read more