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Global warming will cost £54 trillion MORE than previously thought2h Global warming will cost £54 trillion MORE than previously thought
Now, researchers have used state-of-the-art physical models to better explore the strength of both the permafrost carbon feedback and the surface albedo feedback in warming climates.
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Greta Thunberg teaches us about autism as much as climate change | Ian Birrell2h Greta Thunberg teaches us about autism as much as climate change | Ian Birrell
The young environmental activist has shown that being different is a gift. But too many people with autism still face cruel treatmentGreta Thunberg is an impressive individual. Just 16 years old, she has been
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Greta Thunberg: Teen activist says future has been stolen2h Updated Greta Thunberg: Teen activist says future has been stolen
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg tells UK politicians they have not listened to the science.
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Ancient wasp found in amber dating back 100 million years has frightening Dracula-like mouthparts2h Ancient wasp found in amber dating back 100 million years has frightening Dracula-like mouthparts
The amber in which the wasp was trapped was extracted from mines located in the the Hukawng Valley of Kachin Province in Myanmar and was studied by scientists in Moscow.
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Greenland ice is melting six times faster than in the 1980s2h Greenland ice is melting six times faster than in the 1980s
A study conducted by researchers from the University of California has found that the Greenland, home to Earth’s second-largest ice sheet, is melting six times faster than it was in the 1980's.
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‘I would go to prison’: the ordinary people getting arrested for Extinction Rebellion3h Updated ‘I would go to prison’: the ordinary people getting arrested for Extinction Rebellion
More than 1,000 demonstrators have been arrested in London in the past nine days. Here, nine of the climate change protesters explain the extraordinary ends they will go to for the Earth I have never been a campaigner or activist before, but I have been worrying about the environment for decades. For 20 years I have written letters, signed petitions, ridden a bike – I have done everything that is “polite” – but the situation has, if anything, gone backwards.
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Great white shark chokes to death on a sea turtle3h Updated Great white shark chokes to death on a sea turtle
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. The grisly images show the 4,500-pound creature splattered in blood while the front of its prey remains locked between its jaws in Japan.
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Alaskan war during the 17th century started during a game of darts4h Updated Alaskan war during the 17th century started during a game of darts
Archaeologists have found evidence of a massacre which took place in the 17th century. According to legend, it started when a boy accidentally hit another boy in the eye during a game of darts.
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Heart-breaking images reveal swans making a nest out of LITTER5h Updated Heart-breaking images reveal swans making a nest out of LITTER
Crisp packets, plastic bottles and other items carelessly thrown away by visitors to Drumpellier Country Park, near Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire pepper the land around the nest.
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Extinction Rebellion: police warn of Parliament Square arrests7h Extinction Rebellion: police warn of Parliament Square arrests
Order targeting the protest is first to explicitly mention organisers could be detained Police have warned Extinction Rebellion organisers that they face arrest if they incite protesters to block roads around Parliament Square. The Metropolitan police said it was imposing pre-emptive conditions restricting any demonstration outside the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday to the lawn in the centre of the square, after hearing that activists with the group planned to gather there.
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Volvo cars warn other drivers of upcoming hazards7h Volvo cars warn other drivers of upcoming hazards
The system, which warns other motorists of dangerous roads, will be coming to Volvo vehicles across Europe and the UK after being introduced in Sweden and Norway in 2016.
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Coal-free power hits record high as combination including gas, nuclear and wind fuel UK for 90 hours9h Coal-free power hits record high as combination including gas, nuclear and wind fuel UK for 90 hours
Britain smashed its record for the longest spell without generating electricity from coal over the weekend. Using gas, nuclear, wind, solar, imports, biomass and hydro instead.
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Astronomer warns that solar storms could one day DEVASTATE every electrical device on Earth 9h Astronomer warns that solar storms could one day DEVASTATE every electrical device on Earth 
Juan Carlos Casado from Spain snapped a beautiful aurora that lit up the night sky of Iceland in a swirl of green that has been chosen as a NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day.
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WhatsApp could BLOCK you from taking screenshots of private chats in its latest update 9h WhatsApp could BLOCK you from taking screenshots of private chats in its latest update 
The tool will block screen shots from being captured if fingerprint authentication is enabled. This feature is expected to be rolled out globally for Android soon.
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Melting permafrost in Arctic will have $70tn climate impact – study9h Melting permafrost in Arctic will have $70tn climate impact – study
Study shows how destabilised natural systems will worsen man-made problem The release of methane and carbon dioxide from thawing permafrost will accelerate global warming and add up to $70tn (£54tn) to the world’s climate bill, according to the most advanced study yet of the economic consequences of a
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Millennial climate protesters have called me out – and I love it11h Millennial climate protesters have called me out – and I love it
My empathy for the super-woke youth waxes and wanes, but Extinction Rebellion and the new wave of campaigners have woken me up I have been called out so many times online that it’s just white noise now. For my various sins I have been blocked, deleted and “cancelled” on social media, which doesn’t resemble real life at all. In real life, one may break bread with beings who think differently from you and, weirdly, no one dies. There are lists of what can and cannot be said now, but I am from a generation that derides trigger warnings and micro-aggressions, because we are harder than hard. I recognise myself in the rantings of the writer Bret Easton Ellis, whom I adore.
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To stop global catastrophe, we must believe in humans again | Bill McKibben13h To stop global catastrophe, we must believe in humans again | Bill McKibben
We have the technology to prevent climate crisis. But now we need to unleash mass resistance too – because collective action does work Because I am concerned about inequality and about the environment, I am usually classed as a progressive, a liberal. But it seems to me that what I care most about is preserving a world that bears some resemblance to the past: a world with some ice at the top and bottom and the odd coral reef in between; a world where people are connected to the past and future (and to one another) instead of turned into obsolete software. And those seem to me profoundly conservative positions. Meanwhile, oil companies and tech barons strike me as deeply radical, willing to alter the chemical composition of the atmosphere, eager to confer immortality.
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Disposable nappy recycling: How soiled nappies can be reused14h Disposable nappy recycling: How soiled nappies can be reused
Each year billions end up in landfill, but the world's largest nappy production company is now backing a scheme to recover the plastic and other materials inside them.
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Global Wealth Gap Would Be Smaller Today Without Climate Change, Study Finds15h Updated Global Wealth Gap Would Be Smaller Today Without Climate Change, Study Finds
Most of the world’s poor countries are poorer than they would have been had greenhouse gas emissions not altered the climate. In some rich countries, it's the opposite.
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19h Extinction Rebellion: How might ministers win over the protesters?
A closer look at Extinction Rebellion's demands and how the government might try to achieve them.
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Politicians’ reluctance on climate change is bizarre – action would not only be right but popular19h Politicians’ reluctance on climate change is bizarre – action would not only be right but popular
Ordinary people want radical climate policies so why do we not have policies that mirror that? Australians want environmental action. As Katharine Murphy
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Meal kits are BETTER for the environment than going to the store despite extra packaging20h Meal kits are BETTER for the environment than going to the store despite extra packaging
A new study finds that despite concerns over the amount of packaging used in popular meal delivery services like Blue Apron and HelloFresh, the services had a lower overall carbon footprint.
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Tesla will launch its first fleet of autonomous robotaxis by 202020h Tesla will launch its first fleet of autonomous robotaxis by 2020
Elon Musk said he's 'very confident' that Tesla will have autonomous robotaxis on the road as soon as next year and could remove the steering wheel and pedals from its vehicles by 2021.
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Q&A: Sea Sponges: Nature’s Disinfectants20h Q&A: Sea Sponges: Nature’s Disinfectants
The creatures host a number of chemicals that fight off bacteria and fungi.
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Extinction Rebellion protest: photos from day eight20h Extinction Rebellion protest: photos from day eight
The eighth day of the environmental group’s protest calling for political change to combat climate change. Protest leaders who brought parts of London to a standstill said they were prepared to call a halt if the British government will discuss their demands. Some 963 arrests have been made and 42 people charged in connection with the ongoing protests
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David Thouless, 84, Dies; Nobel Laureate Cast Light on Matter21h Updated David Thouless, 84, Dies; Nobel Laureate Cast Light on Matter
Using math to explain strange states of matter, like superconductivity, he had a “transformational” impact on physics, with real-world applications.
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Mental health joins genre of medical apps that share user data with little disclosure23h Updated Mental health joins genre of medical apps that share user data with little disclosure
Mental health applications geared towards helping people with addiction and depression are harvesting potentially sensitive user information with little disclosure according to a new study.
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Popular hotspot finder app exposed 2 MILLION WiFi network passwords, researchers find23h Popular hotspot finder app exposed 2 MILLION WiFi network passwords, researchers find
A security researcher found that a popular WiFi hotspot app was storing passwords for private networks on an unsecured database. The app has been downloaded by thousands of users.
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These Otters Are Popular Pets in Asia. That May Be Their Undoing.25h These Otters Are Popular Pets in Asia. That May Be Their Undoing.
Asian small-clawed otters are increasingly popular as novelty pets, particularly in Japan. Now international trade in the species may be banned.
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Samsung DELAYS the launch of its $2,000 folding phone until next month after display issues27h Samsung DELAYS the launch of its $2,000 folding phone until next month after display issues
Samsung has pressed pause on the release of its new $2,000 folding phones. The tech giant is delaying the release of the Galaxy Fold until 'at least next month,' after repeated display issues.
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Britain breaks coal-free power record over Easter weekend27h Britain breaks coal-free power record over Easter weekend
UK sees longest continuous period without generating electricity from coal as temperatures soar.
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Gardeners keen to protect their lawn from caterpillars should use more than one type of grass28h Gardeners keen to protect their lawn from caterpillars should use more than one type of grass
Experts at the University of Florida and the US Department of Agriculture wanted to find out which, if any, offered natural resistance to the fall armyworm, a caterpillar that often damages lawns.
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Brain training game boosts mental skills in less than an hour29h Brain training game boosts mental skills in less than an hour
Researchers at the D'Or Institute for Research and Education in Brazil found showing people real-time scans of their brain activity while completing a mental task boosted their brain power.
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Wary of Chinese Espionage, Houston Cancer Center Chose to Fire 3 Scientists33h Wary of Chinese Espionage, Houston Cancer Center Chose to Fire 3 Scientists
The director of the National Institutes of Health said that 55 similar investigations into possible foreign exploitation of American research are happening nationwide.
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Unbuttoned: Hello, Little Microbe. Doesn’t This Jacket Look Yummy?33h Unbuttoned: Hello, Little Microbe. Doesn’t This Jacket Look Yummy?
Now we can trick tiny bugs into eating our clothing. Consumption is finally a good thing.
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The Giants at the Heart of the Opioid Crisis36h The Giants at the Heart of the Opioid Crisis
Civil suits filed by three states accuse pharmaceutical distributors of flooding the country with opioids while devising systems to evade regulators.
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Greta Thunberg’s visit to Britain is a huge moment for the climate movement | Caroline Lucas36h Greta Thunberg’s visit to Britain is a huge moment for the climate movement | Caroline Lucas
Young people like Greta represent hope in the face of political inaction. Extinction Rebellion must succeed for their sakeThis afternoon an international sensation is taking to the stage in central London. She’s young, admired around the world and her name is
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Extinction Rebellion is leading a new, youthful politics that will change Britain | Matthew d’Ancona37h Extinction Rebellion is leading a new, youthful politics that will change Britain | Matthew d’Ancona
A generation of networked rebels will bring down an old order whose failings have been laid bare I am a fan of generation gaps. Though academics and the media love to identify new demographic cohorts – Generation X, Generation Z, Net Gen, Gen Wii – such distinctions often confuse mere fashion with decisive transformations in behaviour, social priority and worldview. But we need such transformations, the inter-generational arguments that they spawn, and the changes that, sooner or later, they compel upon us all.
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