Month: April 2018

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About 10,000 years ago, humans evolved a tolerance to cow’s milk; over the past 150 years, we’ve added 10 centimetres to our average height; and over the past 65 years, we’ve added 20 years to the average lifespan, mostly thanks to advances in science.   We’ve come so far in such an incredibly short period
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About 10,000 years ago, humans evolved a tolerance to cow’s milk; over the past 150 years, we’ve added 10 centimetres to our average height; and over the past 65 years, we’ve added 20 years to the average lifespan, mostly thanks to advances in science.   We’ve come so far in such an incredibly short period
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Current solar cycle 24 is declining more quickly than forecast, NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) reports. The smoothed, predicted sunspot number for April to May 2018 is about 15. However, the actual monthly values have been lower, they say. Will solar minimum be longer than usual or might solar cycle 25 begin earlier? Leading
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From the raising of the Egyptian pyramids to the mysterious Nazca Lines and the ominous heads of Easter Island, the creation of many ancient constructions has been attributed to interstellar visitors. For decades, these impressive man-made sites have been scoured by crypto-archeologists in the hopes of discovering evidence of extraterrestrial intervention. Over the years many
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Washington chiefs are thought to be discussing the plans which would put China closer to the United States. The move would also mean China would sail warships past Australia – two nations whose relationship has been deteriorating in recent years. China is currently in discussion with government officials in Vanuatu about the military base, according
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A study titled Countering China’s Militarisation Of The Indo-Pacific report, by Washington’s Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), urges the likes of the US and Australia to “spotlight and push back” the east Asian nations strengthening position in the Pacific Ocean. The report says that the US, Australia and allies must stand up to
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“the sun is a beautiful thing in silence is drawn between the trees only the beginning of light”  Was that poem written by an angsty middle schooler or an artificially intelligent algorithm? Is it easy to tell?   Yeah, it’s not easy for us, either. Or for poetry experts, for that matter. A team of researchers from Microsoft
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More than 211,000 people have been displaced, 72 people have died and 33 others have been injured by flooding in Kenya since March 2018. The current wave of flooding began around mid-April. In mid-March the country experienced flooding which left at least 15 people dead and displaced hundreds. At the beginning of March at least
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Severe weather, including heavy rain and strong winds, has been affecting Israel and Palestine over the past few days, causing casualties and damages. Two people have been killed by flash floods, one in Mamshit Stream, Negev desert (Southern District/Israel) and one in Bethlehem (West Bank/Palestine), local media reported. In addition, at least 12 people have