Ocean acidification: a healthy experiment

Tough but vulnerable GLOBAL warming is not the only environmental change that is being wrought by rising emissions of CO dioxide. This gas, acidic when dissolved in water, is also obscure the pH of the world’s sea water—a materialisation famous as sea acidification. How much to worry about this acidification …

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Bombs that can recognize their targets are back in fashion

IT IS easy to forget, given the ubiquity of satellite-navigation inclination in cars and mobile phones, that the Global Positioning System (GPS) of orbiting satellites on which they rest was originally—and, indeed, remains—a military technology. The complement is, for instance, relied on by the JDAM (joint direct-attack munition) kits that …

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How to dull the ketchup bottle every time

FOR anyone (and that is almost everyone) who has jarred and thumped a bottle of ketchup to fist the last dollop out of it, or flattened and then rolled up a tube of toothpaste to eject one final eruption onto their brush, help may shortly be at hand. For some-more …

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Machines are training to find secluded weapons in X-ray scans

Prettier than an x-ray EVERY day some-more than 8,000 containers upsurge by the Port of Rotterdam. But only a fragment are comparison to pass by a hulk cat-scan appurtenance to check for unlawful contents. The machine, done by Rapiscan, an American firm, can capture images as the containers pierce along …

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Why disrupted physique clocks trigger liver cancer

DRINKING too much and eating too much are both good ways of getting liver cancer. But there is a third. The disrupted circadian rhythms caused by operative shifts or channel time zones also seem to satisfy the disease. Precisely how and because nosiness with day and night cycles has such …

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An ever flourishing problem

A step off the housing ladder EXACTLY 50 years ago, a play aired on British radio that changed the way the ubiquitous open suspicion of homeless people. Entitled “Cathy Come Home”, it told the story of an typical couple who deplane by collision into misery and homelessness, and whose children …

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There is a case for staying in the etiquette union

Whose rules, what origin? ARGUMENTS fury over either post-Brexit Britain should try to stay in the EU’s singular market, maybe by joining Norway in the European Economic Area (EEA). This week a report for Open Britain, a pro-EU run group, by the Centre for Economics and Business Research gave warning …

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Keir Starmer, a Lilliputian against a giant

SIR KEIR STARMER draws a plane line. He labels its left finish the World Trade Organisation and its right finish the European Union’s singular market. “We wish to be as close to that as possible,” he says, encircling the second. “Trade and services but impediment, common regulation.” Immediately to the …

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Evidence grows of child abuse in football

WATCHING the man who abused him for years marry his sister was torture, pronounced Andy Woodward, a former veteran footballer. Mr Woodward recently suggested the abuse he suffered as a child at the hands of Barry Bennell, a girl coach, in the 1980s. Mr Bennell, who has served 3 jail …

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A soothing immature paper

THE “vision thing” can be tricky indeed. Helpful to get elected, it can come back to haunt you afterwards. When Theresa May was using to attain David Cameron as personality of the Conservative Party in Jun she announced that her “mission” was to “make this a country that works for …

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