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Sweden – no more tooth decay

Sweden – no more tooth decay

  DENTAL caries (better known as tooth decay) is a major public health problem globally and is the most widespread non-com­municable disease. Dental caries is the breakdown of teeth due to bacteria (“Caries” in Latin for “rot­tenness”). A staggering 60 to 90 percent of children and nearly 100 percent of adults worldwide have or have […]

Cashless society

  SWEDEN, one of the most tech­nologically advanced nations in the world, is expected to become the world’s first cashless society by March 2023. By then, cash will not be accepted any longer as a means of payment in Sweden. Most Swedes, especially those in the younger generations in bigger cities, never carry cash these […]

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Gundam robots in space

  GUNDAM is a science fiction anime featur­ing giant robots with the name “Gundam”. The series launched in 1979 and told the story of a fu­turistic version of the world where space colonies and intergalactic wars are the norm. To win these wars, a desperate population turns to giant teenager-manned robots known as Gundam. Next […]

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Toxic tide of plastic

  A NEW United Nations agree­ment last May 2019 has re­stricted developed countries, such as the United States of America and Canada, from dumping their plastic waste in developing coun­tries, especially those in Asia. Developing Asian countries have been receiving the plastic waste of these developing countries even if they are already experiencing problems dealing […]

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Do cats recognize their names?

  DOMESTIC cats and dogs are the most pop­ular companion animals. Worldwide, over 600 mil­lion cats live with humans, and in some countries their number exceeds the num­ber of dogs. For example, in Japan, there are 8,920,000 dogs, while cats number 9,526,000. Cats started to cohabit with humans about 9,500 years ago. Cats, too, have […]

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Verona, city of ‘Romeo & Juliet’

  THE city is situated in northern Italy at the foot of Monte Lessini on the River Adige. In its urban structure and its architecture, Verona is an outstanding example of a town that has developed pro­gressively and uninterruptedly over 2,000 years, incorporating artistic elements of the highest quality from each succeeding period. The city […]

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