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Shoalhaven Zoo lions could be euthanised following attack of North Nowra zookeeper

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-05-30 04:41
Two lions could be put down after they attacked a Shoalhaven Zoo worker, in New South Wales, while she was cleaning their cage.
Categories: UK News

George Floyd's autopsy claims he died of underlying heart conditions and not strangulation

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-05-30 04:38
The preliminary results of Tuesday's autopsy on the body of George Floyd, 46, concluded it saw 'no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation'.
Categories: UK News

EU's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Continue To Fall As Coal Ditched

Slashdot - Sat, 2020-05-30 04:30
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Greenhouse gas emissions in the EU continued their fall in 2018, the latest year for which comprehensive data is available, according to a new report from Europe's environment watchdog. Emissions fell by 2.1% compared with 2017, to a level 23% lower than in 1990, the baseline for the bloc's emission cuts under the UN's climate agreements. If the UK is excluded, the decline since 1990 was smaller, standing at 20.7%. The continuing fall, revealed in a report by the European Environment Agency, came as the result of EU-wide and country-specific policies, with energy generation showing the biggest decline in emissions as coal was phased out further and renewable power increased. Carbon dioxide emissions from transport flattened off in 2018, after rising for the previous four years, giving hope that this major source of emissions may be brought under control. However, emissions must be brought down much further and faster to satisfy the EU's obligations under the Paris agreement, campaigners said. Annual falls of about 7% are estimated to be needed to keep global heating within the Paris upper limit of 2C above pre-industrial levels.

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Categories: Technology

Face of paedophile who abused young girl for 5 years

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2020-05-30 04:00
An investigation covered alleged abuse between 2006 and 2011
Categories: Essex News

Nuns' care home facing 200% price hikes for PPE is saved by The Mail Force mercy mission

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-05-30 03:14
Mail Force has come to the aid of St Anne's home in Stoke Newington, north London, delivering a batch of the latest shipment of high-quality face masks, aprons and gowns.
Categories: UK News

Stilton, Scotch whisky and Melton Mowbray pork pies are under EU copycat threat 

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-05-30 02:58
There are currently 83 British food and drink products on the EU's register of Geographical Indications, or GIs. This makes it illegal to create rip-off versions, using the same names.
Categories: UK News

Jeffrey Epstein's ex-butler says Prince Andrew 'maybe has something to hide'

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-05-30 02:42
Jeffrey Epstein's former butler, Juan Allesi, 70, has broken his decade-long silence to urge Prince Andrew to co-operate with the FBI and exposed some of the jobs he was tasked with by Epstein.
Categories: UK News

Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs created a network of hot waterways

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-05-30 02:37
Researchers took soil samples from the Chicxulub crater that is buried underneath the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico that was left behind by dinosaur asteroid.
Categories: UK News

'Cytokine storm' may be to blame for life-threatening condition in kids with covid

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-05-30 02:31
A Mt Sinai Icahn School of Medicine report on four children suggests that kids who have mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 may have a 'cytokine storm' later, triggering Kawasaki Syndrome.
Categories: UK News

Biotech Startup Aims to Make Use of Humanity's Genetic Outliers

Slashdot - Sat, 2020-05-30 02:25
pacopico writes: A startup called Variant Bio has quietly been going around the world for the past couple of years, looking for genetic outliers. We're talking about people with super high metabolisms, amazing eyesight, the ability to hold their breaths for really long times. Variant wants to sequence their DNA and come up with a new class of drugs based off these traits found among isolated, indigenous people. The whole business is sort of the opposite of 23andMe or Ancestry where you sequence a ton of people and hope something interesting pops out. Instead, you're going to the obviously interesting spots and then trying to strike deals to get the DNA and turn the interesting genes into the basis of drugs. Tons of ethical and moral questions but very sci-fi and at the frontier of bio-tech.

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Categories: Technology

Thousands of care home and NHS staff may have to stay home in Government's test-and-trace programme

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-05-30 02:10
Those who have come into contact with someone who tests positive for coronavirus will be ordered to self-isolate. Officials are considering whether some key workers should be exempt.
Categories: UK News

What a year it's been for the Downing Street mutt... Dilyn's diary as told by JAN MOIR

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-05-30 02:08
Downing Street's dog Dilyn turned one this week and JAN MOIR has looked back on his first year. From being rescued from a breeder, to welcoming baby Wilfred into the world, Dilyn saw it all.
Categories: UK News

Warm weather sees British growers harvest one of the country's biggest ever hauls 

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-05-30 02:02
Record levels of sunshine in recent weeks have led to an estimated 20 per cent increase in strawberry production, according to Tesco.
Categories: UK News

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