🚀 Ideas shaping tomorrow 🚀 Future-focused news looking at global innovation, science and technology from a European perspective. By @euronews 🌍

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Scientists found the algorithm predicted with high accuracy the survival or death of hospitalised COVID patients up to nine days before either outcome occurred. Read more 👇 euronews.com/next/2022/05/18…
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UPDATE: The rare smallpox-related virus has now spread to Portugal and Spain. All the Portuguese cases involve young men, authorities said. Experts also say the virus may be spreading through sex among the gay and bisexual community. Read more 👇 euronews.com/next/2022/05/18…
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⚠️Apple iPhones are vulnerable to malware even when they're switched off, according to new research. Researchers from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany found that a chip that enables Bluetooth can be exploited and hacked.📱 In full 👇 euronews.com/next/2022/05/18…
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Leaked reports last week suggested three to five days would be offered to those experiencing severe period pain, but the government announced there will be no limits placed on the number of days a woman can take.
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Under the agreed plans, women would also need to obtain a doctor's note, with leave being paid by the country's social security system from their first day off work.
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The proposal, which was endorsed by ministers on Tuesday, is part of a broader package on reproductive rights that includes allowing teenagers to seek an abortion from the age of 16 without the need to get their parent or guardian's consent. euronews.com/next/2022/05/17…
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Although the government has agreed on the draft law, it will still need to be passed by Spain's parliament — a legislative process that could take several months.⚖️
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Spanish government spokeswoman Isabel Rodríguez said the proposals represented "a new step forward for women, a new step forward for democracy".
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But the issue of menstrual leave is still proving controversial. Politicians — including those within Spain's ruling coalition — and trade unions have been divided over a plan some fear could backfire and stigmatise women in the workplace.
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In 2019, evidence of water vapour in the atmosphere of an exoplanet named K2-18b caused widespread excitement, signalling a “habitable zone” outside of our solar system.👽 However, a new study suggests that vapour may not be the life-supporting h20, but methane.👇
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