Popes are for life, quitting should be rare: Francis

In a shift from previous remarks, Pope Francis has insisted that a pontiff’s ministry should be for life and opting to retire shouldn’t become the norm.

Condoms to be free for young people in France

Young people in France will be able to get condoms free of charge from next year in an effort to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday.

Buffett donates over $750 million to his family charities

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett donated more than $750 million in Berkshire Hathaway stock to the four foundations run by his family Wednesday, but unlike his annual gifts to charity each summer, the recipients didn’t include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Pope lunches with poor at the Vatican

Pope Francis has celebrated the Catholic Church’s World Day of the Poor by inviting 1300 migrants and homeless people to a special lunch at the Vatican.

New Zealand targets cow burps to help reduce global warming

How do you stop a cow from burping? It might sound like the start of a humorous riddle, but it’s the subject of a huge scientific inquiry in New Zealand. And the answer could have profound effects on the health of the planet.

Drone taxi take first spin in air traffic near Paris

An electric helicopter with multiple rotors took its first flight in conventional air traffic near Paris on Thursday as it prepares for commercial
flights from 2024.

Scientists unlock methane-busting seaweed

An Australian-led research team has cracked the genome for a native seaweed that can be fed to cattle and cut their methane emissions by more than 80 per cent.