Each week, we scour the worlds of innovation, tech for good and social impact to bring you seven of our top stories…
- Orbital congestion created by space debris is one of the biggest global challenges facing the space sector. The UK will be co-hosting a global summit in June to discuss how to create and ensure a sustainable space industry.
- The Guardian reveals that billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Peter Thiel are funding start-ups aiming to achieve perpetual youth and maybe cheat death by reprogramming cells.
- Scientists believe it might be possible that life does flash before our eyes before we die, after they accidentally continued to monitor the brain patterns of a heart attack victim after he passed away.
- Earth’s water cycles are getting damaged by climate change, causing harsher droughts in already dry areas, and intensifying rainfall and flooding in wet areas.
- A woman in the USA has been cleared of HIV following a new stem cell treatment using cells from donated umbilical cord blood.
- Open banking has surpassed five million UK customers after only four years of being mandated by the competition regulator.
- The UN has pledged an additional $54million to low- and middle-income countries to prevent progress on the Sustainable Development Goals falling back as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic
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