The global face of environmental activism is undoubtedly Greta Thunberg. In less than two years, the 17 year old has gone from holding solitary protests to being nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. But it is not just in Europe that teenagers are kicking back: in the Middle East and North Africa, young people—some aged just ten—are proving that age is just a number when it comes to fighting for our future.

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Dr. Nir Barzilai was just a young child when he realized that he would one day age—and that it might not be a very pleasant experience when he did. Observing his grandfather, who looked so old and barely moved but had somehow achieved so much in his life, Barzilai wondered how all this had come to be. And thus began a lifelong fascination with the mysterious condition of aging that would ultimately lead him on a quest for answers.

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Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. This is perhaps the perfect summation of our relationships with Big Tech, a term encompassing companies so powerful that it demands capitalization. Technology companies have so wormed their way into our lives that even with the fallout from controversies around “fake news” and infringements of digital rights, it can be difficult to avoid them.

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Interruptions to vaccination programmes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could result in new waves of measles or polio outbreaks, health experts warn. A growing number of one-off immunisation campaigns and national routine vaccine introductions are being delayed amid social distancing and other measures to curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2, leaving millions unprotected.

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