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Charcoal inscription points to date change for Pompeii...19m Updated Charcoal inscription points to date change for Pompeii...
The volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii probably took place two months later than previously thought, Italian officials said on Tuesday.
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How to cook the perfect piri piri chicken – recipe1h 31m How to cook the perfect piri piri chicken – recipe
Preparing the nation’s favourite dish at home begins with tracking down that all-important chilli
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Could carbon-capture technology be a silver bullet to stop climate change?2h Could carbon-capture technology be a silver bullet to stop climate change?
Few companies specialize in carbon removal and the tools they produce are currently still expensive Peter Fiekowsky, a physicist and entrepreneur, hates silver bullets. But at a climate summit in California last month he found himself pitching one. In partnership with the company Blue Planet, he was demonstrating a low-tech-looking machine that can pull carbon dioxide from the air and store it in construction materials.
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Republican lawmakers react to the IPCC report – ‘we have scientists’ too! | Dana Nuccitelli2h Republican lawmakers react to the IPCC report – ‘we have scientists’ too! | Dana Nuccitelli
Journalists grilled GOP politicians on climate change. It didn’t go well Major climate science reports usually pass by largely unnoticed, but in the wake of
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Bahrain applies to Green Climate Fund to help clean up waste from fossil fuels2h Bahrain applies to Green Climate Fund to help clean up waste from fossil fuels
Oil-rich kingdom says money is needed to protect against water scarcity but request sparks strong criticism and fears over the fitness of the public fund Bahrain – one of the world’s most oil-rich nations – has applied to the international Green Climate Fund for $9.8m for its National Oil and Gas Authority, raising questions over whether taxpayer-funded assistance for poor countries is reaching its intended targets. The
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Thom Yorke releases Greenpeace single Hands Off the Antarctic2h Thom Yorke releases Greenpeace single Hands Off the Antarctic
The Radiohead star’s new track is accompanied by footage shot by Greenpeace’s research ship Arctic Sunrise
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What’s at Stake in Brazil’s Election? The Future of the Amazon3h What’s at Stake in Brazil’s Election? The Future of the Amazon
The next president of Brazil may shape the destiny of the Amazon, which is vital to reining in climate change. The stakes for the planet are huge.
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3h Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)
The appropriation of genetic research by those with extremist views on race has scientists grappling with how to respond.
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Environment minister accused of misleading House and insulting Kiribati president4h Environment minister accused of misleading House and insulting Kiribati president
Witnesses say Melissa Price made disparaging remarks and said ‘For the Pacific, it’s always about the cash’ The environment minister, Melissa Price, has been accused of misleading the House over gauche remarks witnesses insist she made to the former president of Kiribati during a chance encounter in a Canberra restaurant. One witness, the Labor senator Patrick Dodson, wrote to the minister on Wednesday declaring he was “appalled” by her remarks to
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Ian Kiernan, Australian Sailor and Environmentalist, Dies at 784h Ian Kiernan, Australian Sailor and Environmentalist, Dies at 78
Appalled by the trash he saw in the world’s oceans, he began a cleanup campaign in Sydney that went global.
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 – the winners6h Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 – the winners
Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten’s stunning portrait of two endangered golden snub-nosed monkeys in China’s Qinling mountains has won this year’s prestigious prize. The winners were announced on Tuesday at London’s Natural History Museum.
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Cindy R. Lobel, Who Traced New York History Through Food, Dies at 4811h Updated Cindy R. Lobel, Who Traced New York History Through Food, Dies at 48
Professor Lobel was among the first historians to explore the economic and social elements of city life in the 19th century through the lens of eating.
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Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world11h Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world
Ian Kiernan's iconic anti-litter campaign, begun in Australia in the 1980s, became a global success.
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A long walk: New insight into history of dogs and humans12h A long walk: New insight into history of dogs and humans
A study of ancient dog DNA shows man's best friend has been at our side for at least 9,000 years.
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Judge approves SEC settlement with Tesla and Musk over his tweets promising to take company private13h Judge approves SEC settlement with Tesla and Musk over his tweets promising to take company private
Judge Alison Nathan has approved a settlement between a federal regulator, Tesla and Elon Musk (inset), over his tweets promising to take the company private.
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Scientists warn extinction now outpaces evolution13h Scientists warn extinction now outpaces evolution
Researchers from Aarhus University and the University of Gothenburgs say evolution will not be able to keep up with rate by which mammals are dying out unless we ramp up conservation efforts.
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Trilobites: City Rats Eat Meat. Country Rats Eat What They Can.13h Trilobites: City Rats Eat Meat. Country Rats Eat What They Can.
New research on rats suggests that Aesop was on to something in his ancient fable, “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.”
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The first animals on Earth: Scientists find fossil sponges that lived 635 million years ago13h The first animals on Earth: Scientists find fossil sponges that lived 635 million years ago
Ancient rocks and oils from Oman, Sibera, and India have been found to contain a compound produced only by sponges, dating as far back as 635 million years ago to before the Cambrian Explosion.
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Gazing monkeys image wins top wildlife photo award14h Gazing monkeys image wins top wildlife photo award
Two snub-nosed monkeys sitting on a stone is the top shot at Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018.
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TSA to launch facial recognition on domestic flights in bid to eliminate lines and passports15h TSA to launch facial recognition on domestic flights in bid to eliminate lines and passports
TSA plans to use fingerprints and facial scans at airport checkpoints, leading to shorter lines. It may also mean travelers can leave their passports at home in the future.
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Take a Number: Cats v. Rats? In New York, the Rats Win15h Updated Take a Number: Cats v. Rats? In New York, the Rats Win
At a recycling plant in Brooklyn, fat, stealthy rats were more than a match for feral cats, scientists found.
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Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play in...16h Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play in...
Google will charge smartphone makers a licensing fee for using its app store and also allow them to use rival versions of Android to comply with EU antitrust order.
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We’re Covering Heritage Sites Threatened by Climate Change. The List Just Got Longer. 17h We’re Covering Heritage Sites Threatened by Climate Change. The List Just Got Longer.
A new study says some of the most important ancient places in the Mediterranean might not survive global warming.
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Nonfiction: The Man Who Pioneered Food Safety17h Nonfiction: The Man Who Pioneered Food Safety
In “The Poison Squad,” Deborah Blum tells the story of the early-20th-century U.S.D.A. inspector who changed the way we think about food.
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Kevin Systrom talks about his departure from Instagram but refuses to discuss Zuckerberg17h Kevin Systrom talks about his departure from Instagram but refuses to discuss Zuckerberg
Speaking at the Wired25 summit in San Francisco, Systrom said 'You don't leave a job because everything's awesome.'
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Parliamentary committee makes history by taking evidence from a ROBOT17h Updated Parliamentary committee makes history by taking evidence from a ROBOT
Pepper the robot gave evidence to the education select committee on the fourth industrial revolution and how UK schools should respond.
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Uber IPO proposals value it at whopping $120 billion17h Uber IPO proposals value it at whopping $120 billion
The company accepted proposals from Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan last month which puts it on track to achieve the biggest ever IPO when it eventually goes public late next year.
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Vaccine that protects against anthrax and plague has been developed amid fears of terror threats18h Vaccine that protects against anthrax and plague has been developed amid fears of terror threats
Researchers from The Catholic University of America created a single vaccine that could provide protection against the two diseases, even if someone is infected with a deadly dose.
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US senator Elizabeth Warren faces backlash after indigenous DNA claim18h US senator Elizabeth Warren faces backlash after indigenous DNA claim
President Donald Trump goes on the attack after the Cherokee nation dismisses Elizabeth Warren's claim.
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Heartbreaking image shows a fish found dead after choking on a plastic wrapper18h Heartbreaking image shows a fish found dead after choking on a plastic wrapper
The fish was found by nature-lover Liz Elmont, who snapped the photo on Dunster beach in West Somerset and said it represented a much bigger problem.
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Hundreds of rare photos including Buzz Aldrin taking a space selfie are published in a new book19h Updated Hundreds of rare photos including Buzz Aldrin taking a space selfie are published in a new book
EXCLUSIVE: Unseen pictures have emerged in a book by Queen legend Brian May that capture the lunar landscape when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon in 1969.
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Florida Child Dies From Flu, the First Young Death Reported in the U.S. This Season20h Florida Child Dies From Flu, the First Young Death Reported in the U.S. This Season
A child who had not gotten the flu shot tested positive for influenza B, state health officials said. The flu season has just begun, and flu activity remains low across the country.
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Harvard Calls for Retraction of Dozens of Studies by Noted Cardiologist20h Harvard Calls for Retraction of Dozens of Studies by Noted Cardiologist
Some 31 studies by Dr. Piero Anversa contain fabricated or falsified data, officials concluded. Dr. Anversa popularized the idea of stem cell treatment for damaged hearts.
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Drug trafficking at sea is devastating island states, ministers say20h Drug trafficking at sea is devastating island states, ministers say
Ministers of island states call for help in tackling organised crime in the fishing industry, which they say is harming both the environment and human rights Ministers from tiny island states including Palau, the Solomon Islands and Kiribati are calling for help over the “devastating” impacts of criminal networks in the fishing industry. Fishermen, unable to work because stocks are so low, are being lured into gun-running and drug trafficking by international organised crime, the nations’ officials told an industry conference in Copenhagen this week.
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Herefordshire firm launches biodegradable crisp packet21h Herefordshire firm launches biodegradable crisp packet
The manufacturer says the bags once disposed have a six-month lifespan.
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Plastic fighting pipe named Wilson takes on the biggest ocean trash pile on Earth21h Updated Plastic fighting pipe named Wilson takes on the biggest ocean trash pile on Earth
The 2,000 foot-long floating pipe is set to take on the 'Great Pacific Garbage patch', a giant floating trash pile located between San Francisco and Hawaii.
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You really CAN follow your nose: People with a good sense of smell are better at navigation21h You really CAN follow your nose: People with a good sense of smell are better at navigation
Research from McGill University in Canada used MRI scans to find out that a well functioning nose and a strong sense of direction rely on the same two regions of the brain.
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Company launches an at-home gym inside a full-length MIRROR, and it comes with classes21h Company launches an at-home gym inside a full-length MIRROR, and it comes with classes
Brynn Putnam, a former ballerina and Harvard University alum, launched MIRROR - an interactive at-home gym that hangs on your wall.
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Mediterranean World Heritage sites could be DESTROYED by rising sea levels21h Mediterranean World Heritage sites could be DESTROYED by rising sea levels
UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the Mediterranean Sea are at risk of flooding and coastal erosion from rising sea levels by the year 2100, scientists at Kiel University in Germany show.
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Jeff Bezos says tech firms SHOULD work on military contracts21h Jeff Bezos says tech firms SHOULD work on military contracts
'If big tech companies are going to turn their back on US Department of Defense, this country is going to be in trouble,' Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told the Wired25 summit in San Francisco.
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Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption may have been later than thought23h Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption may have been later than thought
Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24 August, 79 AD - or at least, that's what historians thought until now.
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Leaders move past Trump to protect world from climate change23h Leaders move past Trump to protect world from climate change
Far more must be invested in adapting to warming, says new global commission that aims to rebuild political will after US withdrawal from Paris agreement Far too little is being done to protect people from the heatwaves, storms and floods being
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MIT unveils new $1 bn college for artificial intelligence24h MIT unveils new $1 bn college for artificial intelligence
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has secured funding for 50 new faculty members to create an interdisciplinary hub for work in computer science, AI, data science, and related fields.
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UK restaurants and cafes bin 320m fresh meals a year, data shows24h UK restaurants and cafes bin 320m fresh meals a year, data shows
Almost 900,000 unsold meals are chucked out a day, according to food waste app Too Good To Go Almost 900,000 perfectly edible, freshly prepared meals end up in the bin in the UK every day, new figures reveal, because they haven’t been sold in time by restaurants and cafes. This means that more than 320m
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Amazon wants to turn Alexa into a makeshift doctor24h Updated Amazon wants to turn Alexa into a makeshift doctor
Amazon, the tech giant based in Seattle, has obtained a patent for technology which would allow Alexa to detect abnormalities in the voice patterns of its users when they are ill or upset.
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I was arrested at my first fracking protest. This is too important to stand aside | Esme North25h I was arrested at my first fracking protest. This is too important to stand aside | Esme North
As a paramedic I understand emergency situations. In the face of catastrophic climate change, direct action is a moral obligationI was arrested yesterday for blockading Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road in Lancashire for over 12 hours. It was the
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Heartbreaking image shows a fish found dead after choking on a plastic energy drink bottle27h Heartbreaking image shows a fish found dead after choking on a plastic energy drink bottle
The fish was found by nature-lover Liz Elmont, who snapped the photo on Dunster beach in West Somerset and said it represented a much bigger problem.
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Scottish Power shifts to 100% wind generation after £700m Drax sale27h Scottish Power shifts to 100% wind generation after £700m Drax sale
Company becomes first of UK’s big six energy firms to drop fossil fuels for generation Scottish Power has become the first of the UK’s big six energy firms to ditch fossil fuels for electricity generation, by selling off its last remaining gas power stations to Drax for more than £700m. Iberdrola, Scottish Power’s Spanish parent company, said the move was part of its strategy to tackle climate change and would free it up to invest in renewables and power grids in the UK.
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 Squirrel! Dog MRI study reveals canines really CAN understand some of what their owners say 29h Updated Squirrel! Dog MRI study reveals canines really CAN understand some of what their owners say
The Emory study suggests that dogs have at least a rudimentary neural representation of meaning for words they have been taught.
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The Results of Your Genetic Test Are Reassuring. But That Can Change. 30h The Results of Your Genetic Test Are Reassuring. But That Can Change.
Laboratories frequently “reclassify” genetic mutations. But there is no reliable system for telling patients or doctors that the results of their genetic tests are no longer valid.
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Invasion of the ‘frankenbees’: the danger of building a better bee31h Invasion of the ‘frankenbees’: the danger of building a better bee
Beekeepers are sounding the alarm about the latest developments in genetically modified pollinators. By Bernhard Warner The spring of 2008 was brutal for Europe’s honeybees. In late April and early May, during the corn-planting season, dismayed beekeepers in Germany’s upper Rhine valley looked on as whole colonies perished. Millions of bees died. France, the Netherlands and Italy reported big losses, but in Germany the incident took on the urgency of a national crisis. “It was a disaster,” recalled Walter Haefeker, German president of the European Professional Beekeepers Association. “The government had to set up containers along the autobahn where beekeepers could dump their hives.”
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How to beat air pollution? Stop burning the fields32h How to beat air pollution? Stop burning the fields
Instead of contributing to smog by burning stubble, farmers are learning that waste products can be turned into profit Deep breath. Autumn in India is smog season, the worst time of year for some of the world’s most polluted cities. There’s a reason for this. In addition to everyday problems such as traffic, industry, domestic cooking and road dust, this is the time of year when farmers set fire to their post-harvest fields. It’s called “stubble burning” – a cheap and easy way to deal with crop residue that needs clearing for the next planting season.
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