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Conservation scientists are grieving after the bushfires -- but we must not give up

Jan 21, 2020 01:38 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

That a billion animals may die as a result of this summers fires has horrified the world. For many conservation biologists and managers, however, the unprecedented extent and ferocity of the fires has incinerated much more...

Microwaving sewage waste may make it safe to use as fertilizer on crops

Jan 18, 2020 12:15 pm UTC| Insights & Views Nature

My team has discovered another use for microwave ovens that will surprise you. Biosolids primarily dead bacteria from sewage plants are usually dumped into landfills. However, they are rich in nutrients and can...

Meet the narwhal, 'unicorn of the sea'

Jan 18, 2020 11:57 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Narwhals are often called the unicorns of the sea. The long tusk of the male narwhal sets these whales apart, but its not the only thing that makes Monodon monoceros among the most intriguing and mysterious marine...

The pitfalls of eco-efficiency

Jan 18, 2020 11:55 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

The saying the road to hell is paved with good intentions can be applied to many situations, and among them are companies efforts to preserve natural resources. For example, changes intended to reduce resource use can in...

Worst marine heatwave on record killed one million seabirds in North Pacific Ocean

Jan 18, 2020 11:55 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

The common guillemot (known as the common murre in North America) breeds in both the Pacific and the Atlantic and is among the most abundant seabirds in the northern hemisphere. But like many other seabirds, its numbers...

Beware of bushfire scams: how fraudsters take advantage of those in need

Jan 18, 2020 04:25 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Theres been an overwhelming outpouring of love and support around the world for those impacted by the bushfires, from social-media donation drives to music concerts to authors auctioning off their books. Sadly, but...

Bushfires left millions of animals dead. We should use them, not just bury them

Jan 16, 2020 10:02 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Bushfires this season have left an estimated 1 billion dead animals in their wake, their carcasses dotting the blackened landscape. Adding to the toll, farmers are being forced to euthanise injured and starving...

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Economy

Australian bonds gain in silent session as investors await December employment report

The Australian bonds gained during Asian session of the second trading day of the week Tuesday as investors remained side-lined in a silent session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the countrys...

UK gilts narrowly mixed ahead of November employment report, host of PMIs

The United Kingdoms gilts remained narrowly mixed during European trading hours Monday ahead of the countrys employment report for the month of November, scheduled to be released on January 21 by 09:30GMT and a host of...

German bunds flat ahead of ECB President Lagarde’s speech, January ZEW economic sentiment index

The German bunds remained tad higher during European trading session Monday ahead of the European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagardes speech, scheduled to be delivered today by 18:30GMT and the countrys ZEW...

EUR/PLN likely to rise towards 4.25 mark over the near-term, says Commerzbank

The EUR/PLN currency pair is expected to rise towards the 4.25 mark in the near term, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank. Polish inflation has been steadily accelerating and reached 3 percent y/y...

BoJ likely to stand pat tomorrow, slightly revise up its FY20 GDP growth forecast: DBS Economics & Strategy

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) is expected to stand pat at its two-day monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be concluded tomorrow, according to the latest research report from DBS Economics Strategy. GDP growth should have...

Politics

Barron Trump growth spurt: Donald Trump’s 13-year-old son now taller than him

It seems that Barron Trump, President Donald Trump, and Melanias 13-year-old son, experienced a massive growth spurt while no one was watching. In a recent public appearance with his high profile parents, many were...

Michelle Obama wants everyone to achieve their 2020 fitness goals, shares her workout playlist

Former First Lady Michelle Obama knows its a bit hard to stick to ones New Years resolutions especially the fitness goals part. For those who want some motivation to stay with their workout routines, Mrs. Obama is sharing...

Lev Parnas and Michael Cohen say working for Trump is 'cult-like,' expert confirms comments

Among the many people in the circle of President Donald Trump, a few former associates to his administration have come forward to shed some light on what it was like working for POTUS. Recently, Lev Parnas, a former...

Melania Trump humiliated: FLOTUS suffers wardrobe malfunction upon arrival in Florida

First Lady Melania Trump is known for always looking collected whenever she faces the frenzy of photographers. However, upon landing in Florida for the weekend, the First Lady suffered a little wardrobe...

Melania Trump revelation: FLOTUS's use of heavy filters in her photos

Despite being equally criticized as her husband, United States First Lady Melania Trump holds a solid presence in social media compared to the rest of her family, stepchildren included. If there is anything to be said...

Science

Asteroid warning: NASA keeps tabs on a giant asteroid hurtling towards Earth

Astronomers have once again spotted a giant asteroid making its way towards Earth. NASAs been keeping tabs on it, but the question is whether or not the asteroid would make an unannounced visit. The agencys asteroid...

Mexico earthquake: 5.2 magnitude quake affects the Oaxaca region

Since the beginning of the year, natural calamities such as eruptions, fires, and earthquakes have been plaguing many parts of the world. Recently, Mexico was struck by a 5.2 magnitude tremor, affecting those in the Oaxaca...

Black hole: Scientists spot strange objects near the Milky Way

Black holes reside in the heart of galaxies, and in a span of billions of years, can consume everything it can come across, including light. Recently, some scientists have spotted strange celestial objects lurking around...

UFOs: Leaked footage can threaten national security, says US Navy

The presence of UFOs or Unidentified Flying Objects has continuously baffled many, from enthusiasts to government agencies. Recently, the United States Navy has warned that having to release more footage of these...

Technology

Sony Xperia 5 Plus release date likely to be announced at the MWC 2020

The Sony Xperia 5 Plus release date will likely be announced by the company next month. Reports say that the tech giant will be unveiling its new set of Xperia mobile devices at the MWC 2020. Sonys current flagship, the...

Nintendo Switch game updates: ‘BioShock Collection,’ ‘Dead or School,’ and 14 titles coming to the console

Nintendo Switch gamers have a lot to look forward to in the coming months ahead. Aside from 14 confirmed new games coming to the console for week 4 of January 2020, there are two rumored titles that might be arriving as...

‘Wasteland 3’ release date, gameplay: inXile’ upcoming role-playing game to introduce a few changes

With the Wasteland 3 release date just four months away, interest about the upcoming squad-based role-playing video game from inXile Entertainment is starting to pick up. Heres whats currently known about the highly...

Are self-driving cars safe? Expert on how we will drive in the future

Cars are changing fast. But are innovations such as autonomous and flying cars a bright new dawn, or just a wild pipe dream? And if they become the futures way of getting from A to B, can we trust them to take us there...

Virtual reality could expand therapy options in remote areas

In recent years, experts have focused on finding better ways to improve remotely delivered mental health care. Now, virtual reality (VR) may pave the way for myriad new opportunities. Using VR for remote therapy...
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