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Time magazine names teenage inventor its first 'kid of the year'

Gitanjali Rao has used technology to address contaminated drinking water, opioid addiction and cyberbullying A 15-year-old scientist and inventor has been named as Time magazine’s first “kid of the year”. Gitanjali Rao, from Denver, Colorado, has invented new technologies across a range of fields, including a device that can identify …

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How to have a Covid-safe Christmas

Families across the UK are being allowed to gather over Christmas, even as tens of thousands of new coronavirus cases are recorded each day. Is it possible to have a safe holiday? The Guardian’s science correspondent Nicola Davis offers some guidance Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage …

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Wisconsin supreme court refuses to hear Trump's election lawsuit

Justices rule 4-3 that case must move through lower courts, in blow to president’s team Wisconsin’s supreme court has refused to hear Donald Trump’s lawsuit attempting to overturn his loss to Joe Biden in the battleground state, sidestepping a decision on the merits of the claims and instead ruling that …

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Met chief defends 'strong record' on stop and search tactics

Cressida Dick says many young black men had been saved from being stabbed despite disproportionate searches Britain’s top police officer has denied her force’s leadership were too slow to realise it had race a problem and said its controversial tactics had not oppressed young black men but saved scores from …

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Italy bans travel between towns over Christmas

Midnight mass to be brought forward so worshippers can get home before 10pm curfew Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Italian government has approved a controversial ban on inter-regional travel during the Christmas period as the country registered the highest daily coronavirus death toll since the …

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