World Watch: February 28

The Ups and Downs happening around the world.

Unclenching your fists

Arthur's final episodes aired this week, with 25 seasons under its belt. It is the longest-running children's animated series in history.

Beyond Vaccines

In Canada, the world's first plant-derived Covid vaccine was approved. It doesn't have to be kept at extremely low temperatures, just like an onion.

Obsessing over the medal count

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics was the least-watched Winter Games ever.  The broadcast attracted 40% fewer viewers than in 2018.

Wearing PJs

City leaders are encouraging businesses to bring their staff back into the workplace. "You can't stay at home in your pajamas all day," remarked New York City Mayor Eric Adams.


Thanks to new forms of authentication like biometrics, "the end of passwords" was ranked as the top breakthrough of innovation of 2022, by MIT Technology Review.

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