November 25, 2020 In Science By admin

Zombie fires spark record Arctic CO2 emissions

This summer’s carbon emissions from Arctic wildfires were a third higher than last year’s previous record levels, research suggests. The atmospheric monitoring service Copernicus says the fires which blazed during summer’s heatwaves are a cause for concern. They say some so-called...

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Shark researchers size up real ‘Megalodon’ for first time

The enormity of a prehistoric mega-shark made famous in Hollywood films has finally been revealed by researchers. Until now, only the length of the Otodus Megalodon, as featured in the 2018 film The Meg, had been estimated from fossils of its teeth. However a team from Swansea and Bristol...

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E-scooter trial rolled out in West Midlands

A 12-month trial of e-scooters is being rolled out across parts of the West Midlands. From 10 September, 200 e-scooters will be available in Birmingham and Coventry, before more will be deployed to Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Warwickshire. The devices are limited to...

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Why are there so few black tech entrepreneurs?

"I think a lot of folks like myself never even get a chance, because folks don't answer their phones, or listen to their idea, but put them in a box they shouldn't be in," says Zack Smith, the founder of Boston-based Jobble. He's talking about how hard it can be for black tech entrepreneurs to...

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The surprising secret hidden in a pregnancy test

A teardown of a digital pregnancy test has created a buzz after revealing it contained a standard paper test, similar to those used by GPs. The experiment has raised questions about whether the extra cost of digital pregnancy tests is justified.Some say the electronics give women a clearer...

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Japan finds second survivor from capsized ship

The Gulf Livestock 1 was carrying 6,000 cows and 43 crew members when it went missing on Wednesday after being caught up in Typhoon Maysak. Japanese officials said a 30-year-old Philippine national became the ship's second known survivor when he was found drifting on a life raft on...

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Rare sighting was ‘possibly third in 100 years’

The whale was seen last month in waters near the beachside suburb of Maroubra in New South Wales. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) confirmed the "extremely rare" sighting on Friday. Blue whales - the largest animals on Earth - are rarely seen so close to the shore, it...

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Tony Abbott: Ex-Australian PM appointed UK trade adviser

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been appointed as an unpaid trade adviser to the UK government. Boris Johnson rejected claims Mr Abbott was not suitable for the role, despite criticism over past comments on women, LGBT people and climate change. The UK prime minister said he...

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Coronavirus: Russian vaccine shows signs of immune response

The report published by medical journal The Lancet said every participant developed antibodies to fight the virus and had no serious side effects.Russia licensed the vaccine for local use in August, the first country to do so and before data had been published.Experts say the trials were too small...

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Chinese students face increased scrutiny at US airports

As US-China relations reach a boiling point, Washington has started to screen Chinese students at airports for technology theft. When Boston Logan International Airport's announcement asked Keith Zhang to come to the boarding desk, he thought it was a regular boarding check. But when he saw...

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