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Richer nations accused of stalling progress on climate crisis

Brazil, India and China singled out in UN talks as acting to block agreement on article 6 of Paris agreement Poor countries have accused a handful of richer nations of holding up progress on tackling the climate crisis at carbon markets, governed by a provision of the 2015 Paris agreement known as article 6. Brazil, […]

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India’s crashed Vikram moon lander spotted on lunar surface

Nasa satellite sends back images showing wreckage of Chandrayaan-2 mission, with debris found scattered nearly a kilometre away A Nasa satellite orbiting the moon has found Indias Vikram lander, which crashed on the lunar surface in September, the US space agency said on Monday. Nasa released an image taken by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) […]

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The five: ways to slow the onset of Alzheimers

Various ways to check the progress of the disease Drugs Last week, a US biotechnology company suggested to reduce cognitive decline. Limiting saturated fats and simple carbohydrates benefit the cardiovascular system, having an effect on overall health. While evidence based on these dietary recommendations is not yet conclusive, increased consumption of fresh fruit, vegetables and […]

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Frozen wolf’s head found in Siberia is 40,000 years old

Fur, teeth and tissue largely intact on remains of animal bigger than a modern wolf The severed head of a wolf that died about 40,000 years ago has been found in Siberia, and because of the freezing conditions, the remains are so well preserved that the fur, teeth, brain and facial tissue are largely intact. […]

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White House physicist sought aid of rightwing thinktank to challenge climate science

William Happer contacted Heartland Institute, one of the most prominent groups to dispute that fossil fuels cause global heating A member of the climate crisis, a trove of his emails show. Jim Bridenstine, the Nasa administrator, had accepting the science of climate breakdown. In May 2018, an exchange between Happer and Heartlands Wysmuller called Bridenstines […]

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Watching This Ape Use Instagram Is Completely Surreal

A surreal clip of an ape using a smartphone has been making the rounds online after appearing on reddit last week. The short clip raises more questions than it answers. What is he thinking as he scrolls? Why does he select to view the images and videos he does? What is going on?! Seriously, I […]

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We once marvelled at Neil Armstrong. Now space is a playground for the rich | John Harris

Nasas greatest feats were a triumph for mankind. History will be less kind to todays space pioneers, says Guardian columnist John Harris The promised journey is from Earth to the edge of space, rather than London Euston to Crewe, but the story of Richard Bransons company Virgin Galactic still has echoes of a bad passenger […]

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Robotic bees could pollinate plants in case of insect apocalypse

Dutch scientists say they can create swarms of bee-like drones to take over if the insects die out Intensive modern farming methods and the unravelling consequences of global climate change are said to have put the future of the common bee under threat like never before. But in Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands […]

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How to be human: the man who was raised by wolves

The long read: Abandoned as a child, Marcos Rodrguez Pantoja survived alone in the wild for 15 years. But living with people proved to be even more difficult The first time Marcos Rodrguez Pantoja ever heard voices on the radio, he panicked. Fuck, he remembers thinking, those people have been inside there a long time! […]

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Giant African baobab trees die suddenly after thousands of years

Demise of nine out of 13 of the ancient landmarks linked to climate change by researchers Some of Africas oldest and biggest baobab trees have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the past decade, according to researchers. The trees, aged between 1,100 and 2,500 years and in some cases as wide as a bus […]

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