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U.K. Appoints Minister for Suicide Prevention 10 Oct 11:45pm U.K. Appoints Minister for Suicide Prevention
Months after appointing its first minister for loneliness, Britain named the health minister to the new role as part of a push to tackle mental health issues.
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The children living on the frontline of climate change 10 Oct 8:06pm The children living on the frontline of climate change
The frightening impact of global warming is seen in drawings by schoolchildren in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.
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 The blue rose is (almost) here: Researchers reveal bloom injected with bacteria 10 Oct 7:00pm Updated The blue rose is (almost) here: Researchers reveal bloom injected with bacteria
Researchers found a way to express pigment-producing enzymes from bacteria in the petals of a white rose, tinting the flowers blue.
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 Snapchat unveils new original shows under own brand 10 Oct 6:46pm Updated Snapchat unveils new original shows under own brand
The shows unveiled under the Snap Originals brand include a new comedy, a mystery thriller and a 'docuseries' following rising stars in Laguna Beach, California.
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The Hurricanes, and Climate-Change Questions, Keep Coming. Yes, They’re Linked. 10 Oct 6:28pm The Hurricanes, and Climate-Change Questions, Keep Coming. Yes, They’re Linked.
Scientists say the links between global warming and hurricanes are real, although it’s still too early to say what the climate-change impact has been on Hurricane Michael.
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 The terrifying robot snake that can scale ladders, swim underwater and slither down a pipe 10 Oct 5:46pm The terrifying robot snake that can scale ladders, swim underwater and slither down a pipe
Japanese researchers at Kyoto University have unveiled a prototype 'robot snake' that slither, curl around surfaces and climb just like the real thing. They believe it could be used to save lives.
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 Australian researchers DOUBLE the number of known fast radio bursts 10 Oct 5:46pm Updated Australian researchers DOUBLE the number of known fast radio bursts
Australian researchers have discovered a record breaking number of brief but powerful bursts of mysterious 'FRB' radio waves they say come from 'the other side of the universe'.
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 Car-sized Sarahsaurus that roamed Arizona 185m years ago hold the key to how they got big 10 Oct 5:27pm Updated Car-sized Sarahsaurus that roamed Arizona 185m years ago hold the key to how they got big
A paleontologist at Petrified Forest National Park says the rare find 'can help tell us how getting big happens.'
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 Was a Neanderthal child eaten by a giant bird? 10 Oct 5:25pm Updated Was a Neanderthal child eaten by a giant bird?
Researchers at  Jagiellonian University in Krakow say tiny holes in the bones, found in a cave in South Poland, show they passed through a 'large bird's digestive system'.
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Thomas A. Steitz, 78, Dies; Illuminated a Building Block of Life 10 Oct 5:07pm Thomas A. Steitz, 78, Dies; Illuminated a Building Block of Life
A Nobel laureate, he discovered the structure of a huge molecule crucial to translating genetic information into the proteins that make up living matter.
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 Hurricane Michael turns into a terrifying skull in satellite image 10 Oct 4:19pm Updated Hurricane Michael turns into a terrifying skull in satellite image
The sinister-looking skull appeared briefly on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite images on Tuesday as Hurricane Michael moved closer to Florida.
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Nepal busts chimp smugglers after BBC investigation 10 Oct 3:52pm Nepal busts chimp smugglers after BBC investigation
Police in Kathmandu rescue two trafficked chimps after the BBC revealed the smugglers' methods.
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The Moon Eclipsed the Sun. Then the Bees Stopped Buzzing. 10 Oct 2:52pm The Moon Eclipsed the Sun. Then the Bees Stopped Buzzing.
Researchers worked with a small army of elementary school children to collect audio recordings of bees as they visited flowers along the path of last summer’s total eclipse.
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 Mount Etna may trigger a TSUNAMI as the iconic volcano is slowly sliding into the Mediterranean 10 Oct 2:00pm Mount Etna may trigger a TSUNAMI as the iconic volcano is slowly sliding into the Mediterranean
A new analysis of the volcano in Sicily shows its gradual movement is mainly being driven by it collapsing under its own weight - a phenomenon known as 'gravitational instability'.
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Hurricane Michael: How to Prepare and Stay Safe 10 Oct 1:33pm Hurricane Michael: How to Prepare and Stay Safe
Officials said it was too late for Florida Panhandle residents to evacuate their homes and advised them to shelter in place. Here are some tips if you’re in the path of the storm.
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 More than 300 silver coins that are thought to be 1,000 years old have been unearthed in Poland 10 Oct 1:08pm More than 300 silver coins that are thought to be 1,000 years old have been unearthed in Poland
Farmers in the region had been ploughing along a sloped field for decades, unearthing ancient artifacts in the village of Stare Czarnowo in north-western Poland.
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We label fridges to show their environmental impact – why not food? 10 Oct 1:04pm We label fridges to show their environmental impact – why not food?
Mandatory environmental labels would change how we produce and consume in far-reaching ways
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Huge reduction in meat-eating ‘essential’ to avoid climate breakdown 10 Oct 1:00pm Huge reduction in meat-eating ‘essential’ to avoid climate breakdown
Major study also finds huge changes to farming are needed to avoid destroying Earth’s ability to feed its population Huge reductions in meat-eating are essential to avoid dangerous climate change, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of the food system’s impact on the environment. In western countries, beef consumption needs to fall by 90% and be replaced by five times more beans and pulses. The research also finds that enormous changes to farming are needed to avoid destroying the planet’s ability to feed the 10 billion people expected to be on the planet in a few decades.
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 NASA animation shows the International Space Station pass by the sun 10 Oct 12:58pm NASA animation shows the International Space Station pass by the sun
This composite image, made from nine frames, shows the ISS, with a crew of three onboard, in silhouette as it transits the Sun at roughly five miles per second on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
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 Stunning NASA animation shows the International Space Station passing in front of the sun 10 Oct 12:47pm Stunning NASA animation shows the International Space Station passing in front of the sun
This composite image, made from nine frames, shows the ISS, with a crew of three onboard, in silhouette as it transits the Sun at roughly five miles per second on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
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A forestry boom is turning Ireland into an ecological dead zone | Mary Colwell 10 Oct 12:08pm A forestry boom is turning Ireland into an ecological dead zone | Mary Colwell
Susbsidised spruce plantations cover vast tracts of the Irish countryside. They don’t offset carbon emissions and are driving bird species to extinctionWe all love trees. We think of woods and forests as green lungs, peaceful spaces, brimming with wildlife. So when
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The Climate Outlook Is Dire. So, What’s Next? 10 Oct 11:55am The Climate Outlook Is Dire. So, What’s Next?
A new report paints a stark portrait of how quickly the planet is heating up. With a new round of international climate negotiations set for December, the next months will be crucial.
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Trees are wiping out Ireland’s biodiversity | Mary Colwell 10 Oct 11:24am Trees are wiping out Ireland’s biodiversity | Mary Colwell
The huge Sitka plantations covering the country don’t offset carbon emissions, and are driving rare birds to extinction We all love trees. We think of woods and forests as green lungs, peaceful spaces, brimming with wildlife. So when
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Is climate change making hurricanes worse? 10 Oct 11:13am Is climate change making hurricanes worse?
Hurricane season is here, and long-term trends paint a worrying picture
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 Richard Branson issues stark warning to rival Elon Musk 10 Oct 10:58am Updated Richard Branson issues stark warning to rival Elon Musk
The British billionaire said Musk's late-night tweets - which have landed him in hot water a number of times this year - are a 'flaw' he needs to overcome.
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 Social worker takes her first steps in 14 YEARS – thanks to a £80,000 robotic exoskeleton 10 Oct 10:57am Updated Social worker takes her first steps in 14 YEARS – thanks to a £80,000 robotic exoskeleton
Lucy Dodd, 34, from Aldershot, can be seen striding out, wearing the bionic ReWalk contraption that allows paraplegics to stand and move.
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 Swarms of robot bees can pollinate plants if climate change and pesticides kill off insects 10 Oct 7:31am Swarms of robot bees can pollinate plants if climate change and pesticides kill off insects
Researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands believe they may have solved the problem if climate change or pesticides kill off insects.
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 Antibiotic that could herald ‘a golden age of discovery’ is found in deep sea Atlantic sponge 10 Oct 6:16am Antibiotic that could herald ‘a golden age of discovery’ is found in deep sea Atlantic sponge
Experts from the University of Bristol took sponges (pictured) from five locations and froze them in liquid nitrogen then found one which killed all bacteria in the lab.
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What does climate change really cost society? This lab is trying to find out 10 Oct 6:00am What does climate change really cost society? This lab is trying to find out
Studies by the Climate Impact Lab have found that higher temperatures increase suicide rates One of the biggest hubs of real-time climate research is a lab hundreds of miles from the rising seas and melting ice caps. There are no test tubes or beakers. Instead young scientists and economists hunch over computers analyzing the newest data. A group of them are currently reviewing a study that considers whether crime levels are connected to monsoon seasons. The findings are a tiny part of a big question: how much is climate change costing society, and who’s paying?
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 Shocking study finds microplastics in a THIRD of fish in the Thames Estuary 10 Oct 5:04am Shocking study finds microplastics in a THIRD of fish in the Thames Estuary
Research into the severity of plastic pollution in the UK found that 28 per cent of fish living in the estuary have come into contact with plastic waste (pictured, microplastic under a microscope).
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University of Texas: eco-conscious campus and major fracking landlord 10 Oct 5:00am University of Texas: eco-conscious campus and major fracking landlord
While the Austin campus has a sustainability plan and promotes recycling, the university is also a major fracking landlord that leases millions of acres to oil and gas companies The dusty oilfields of west Texas can feel a world away from the bustling heart of Austin, the state’s eco-conscious capital. A common thread is the University of Texas: one of America’s biggest academic institutions and one of its largest landowners. University land managers control 2.1m acres in Texas, much of it leased to oil and gas companies who have installed 9,000 wells on its property.
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 Average person can recall 5,000 faces in their lifetime 10 Oct 4:12am Average person can recall 5,000 faces in their lifetime
University of York researchers carried out tests on 25 undergraduate students and they were asked how many faces they could picture in their minds.
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 Internet fuelling increase of conditions including cyberchondria and cyberhoarding 10 Oct 3:59am Updated Internet fuelling increase of conditions including cyberchondria and cyberhoarding
European researchers said concerns have grown over how the internet may affect public health and spark subsequent issues with gambling, pornography, and online bullying.
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While my island nation sinks, Australia is doing nothing to solve climate change | Anote Tong 10 Oct 3:00am While my island nation sinks, Australia is doing nothing to solve climate change | Anote Tong
The inaction and recalcitrance of Australia’s federal politicians is making Kiribati despair A new report
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Poor countries urge Australia to honour Green Climate Fund commitments 10 Oct 1:21am Poor countries urge Australia to honour Green Climate Fund commitments
Exclusive: UN group responds to Scott Morrison’s statement that Australia won’t be ‘throwing money’ into fund An official United Nations grouping of 47 of the world’s poorest countries has urged Australia to “honour its international commitments” after the prime minister, Scott Morrison, said the country would not be “throwing money” into a key international climate change fund. Australia has previously pledged $200m to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), set up through the UN’s climate convention to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of climate change and cut their own greenhouse gas emissions.
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The one good thing about Brexit? Leaving the EU’s disgraceful farming system | George Monbiot 10 Oct 1:00am The one good thing about Brexit? Leaving the EU’s disgraceful farming system | George Monbiot
The government’s plans are an improvement, but still fatally flawed. We need a proper agriculture debateI’m a remainer, but there’s one result of Brexit I can’t wait to see: leaving the EU’s common agricultural policy. This is the farm subsidy system that spends
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Country diary: apples and mistletoe, yin and yang 10 Oct 12:30am Country diary: apples and mistletoe, yin and yang
Brockhampton, Herefordshire
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