Monthly Archives: mayo 2020

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    Coronavirus: Ghana’s dancing pallbearers become Covid-19 meme

Coronavirus: Ghana’s dancing pallbearers become Covid-19 meme

In 2017, a troupe of Ghanaian pallbearers went viral following BBC Africa’s coverage of their flamboyant coffin-carrying dances, garnering millions of views. Three years later and the group has experienced a second round of internet fame, with social media users adopting the troupe as a dark-humoured symbol of death in the time of Covid-19.

BBC Africa’s Sulley Lansah met up […]

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    Cutting phone time when hours with your devices are a necessity

Cutting phone time when hours with your devices are a necessity

With social distancing protocols in place amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and hours of isolation taking a toll on our sanity, screens have been a saving grace for many.
Amid the crisis, views on Instagram Live doubled in one week, Facebook reported a 70% increase in Messenger group video calls and WhatsApp has seen a 40% increase in usage.
“Reaching for our phones is a common coping […]

Can English remain the ‘world’s favourite’ language?

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English is spoken by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, but do the development of translation technology and “hybrid” languages threaten its status? Which country boasts the most English speakers, or people learning to speak English?
According to a study published by Cambridge University Press, up to 350 million people in China have at least some […]

How to get to sleep during lockdown

Since the coronavirus lockdown, the hashtag “can’t sleep” has been trending, with tales of people struggling to get their heads down for the night.

One of those people is Laura Coppell who declares that before the lockdown, she would sleep like a log, but now it’s the opposite. If that’s also you, here’s how you can reverse that trend. Follow […]

You are more than you think: Discover what you are made of

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Our bodies are extraordinary. They contain elements that have a commercial value, megabytes of data, and trillions of cells, most of which aren’t our own. Welcome to The Making of Me and You, a unique, new digital interactive from BBC Earth that details extraordinary personalised facts and instantly find out things like: the chemical ingredients […]