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Esa’s Cryosat mission sees Antarctic ice losses double

Antarctica is now losing about 160 billion tonnes of ice a year to the ocean – twice as much as when the continent was last surveyed. The new assessment comes from Europe’s Cryosat satellite, which has a radar instrument specifically designed to measure the shape of the ice sheet. The melt loss from the White Continent is sufficient to push ...

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Australian researchers develop real-time emotion online tool

Tweet Canberra, May 19 (IANS) Australian researchers has developed a new online tool called “We Feel” which analyses words from millions of tweets to display a real-time view of our emotions, a statement from Australia’s national science agency, the…

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Australian researchers develop real-time emotion online tool

Tweet Canberra, May 19 (IANS) Australian researchers has developed a new online tool called “We Feel” which analyses words from millions of tweets to display a real-time view of our emotions, a statement from Australia’s national science agency, the…

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4 packaged foods that are killing you

Packaged foods help in time-management, but experts say they are killing you slowly Mornings are a rushed affair and to make life easy, you pour a glass of milk over the cereal that you picked from the supermarket. So you think you’ve had a wholesome meal, right? Not really. Medical experts say that packaged food — even the cereal that ...

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3-time F1 champion Jack Brabham dies at 88

BRISBANE, Australia — Jack Brabham, the three-time Formula One champion who famously pushed his car to the finish line to claim his first season title, died Monday at his Gold Coast home. He was 88. The Australian driver — known as Sir Jack in racing paddocks around the world after he was knighted in 1979 — won world titles in ...

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Atletico Madrid Crowned Champions Of La Liga

Atletico Madrid have been crowned champions of La Liga following a dramatic draw in the final fixture against Barcelona at Camp Nou on Saturday. Barcelona needed a…

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Trader appeals to French leader as jail looms

Travel deals PARIS – (AP) — A rogue trader facing three years in prison for one of the biggest trading frauds in history is appealing to the French president. Jerome Kerviel, who almost took down his bank, Societe Generale, with 4.9 billion euros in losses, has been on a months-long pilgrimage back to France after meeting the pope. He stopped ...

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Record Balkan floods claim at least 20 lives

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tens of thousands fled their homes Saturday in Bosnia and Serbia, evacuated by boat or helicopter as rising waters surged into villages and towns. Authorities said the record flooding killed at least 20 people and the death toll could rise further. Meteorologists say the flooding is the worst since records began 120 years ago and is ...

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Three Brazilian cities at higher dengue risk during Fifa World Cup

PARIS: Three Brazilian host cities — Fortaleza, Natal and Recife — are at higher risk than the other nine of a dengue fever outbreak during the World Cup, scientists said on Saturday. In absolute terms, the risk is low in all event venues, but comparatively greater in the three northeastern cities and authorities should beef up steps to prevent an ...

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‘Biggest dinosaur ever’ discovered

The “largest creature ever to walk the Earth” has been discovered in Argentina, palaeontologists say. Continue reading the main story This gigantic dinosaur stood 40m long and 20m tall, based on the length of its enormous thigh bones. Weighing in at 77 tonnes, it was as heavy as 14 African elephants, and seven tonnes heavier than the previous record holder, ...

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