Back to Class #78

Editor: Christopher Brennan
It’s a question that has been looming over the heads of parents, students and administrators since lockdowns began in the spring. What happens when everyone is supposed to go back to school? This week’s Digest, chosen in part by our Twitter followers, is the return to classes, online or off. Read up on issues of safety, technology and equality, all gathered together with the Deepnews Scoring Model.

Reaching for the Red Planet #77

Editor: Christopher Brennan
While summer heat continues on parts of this planet, this past week saw major moves towards somewhere much colder: Mars. The United Arab Emirates made a historic launch on Monday and China followed by sending up a probe that could make it the second country to ever successfully land a rover on rocky red soil. This week’s Digest, gathered from around the world with the Deepnews Scoring Model, takes a look at what went into the missions and what they mean for the future.

The Recovery Fund #76

Editor: Christopher Brennan
While worries about the extent of a second wave persist, leaders in some parts of the world are looking to how they build back. In a return to normal, the heads of state for the European Union are gathering today and tomorrow for their first face to face meeting since the pandemic. This week’s Digest covers the summit in Brussels and the EU recovery more broadly, with questions over whether countries hard hit by the coronavirus can persuade the “Frugal Four” to help fund a pan-European effort to keep their economies afloat.

Hong Kong Security Law #75

Editor: Christopher Brennan
Tensions between the opposition in Hong Kong and its government, as well as Beijing, have been mounting for years, with last summer’s protests one of the earliest subjects covered by this Digest when we launched more than a year ago. Now a new national security law has been imposed, with some fearing it will forever change the city by criminalizing “subversion.” This week’s Digest, gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model, explores the law and its aftermath, with articles from local sources as well as those wondering about Hong Kong’s place in the world going forward.

The Second Wave #74

Editor: Christopher Brennan
It has been one of the dreaded outcomes since the coronavirus first appeared, though now more serious questions are being raised about the “second wave.” This week’s Digest tackles the subject, as well as the related topics of antibodies, reopening and whether the “first wave” ever really passed. The collection of in-depth articles comes from both from media outlets and scientific bodies, all gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model and all trying to understand where we are and where we’re heading.