Day: November 28, 2019

Antarctica shock: Scientists drill out 2 million-year-old ice and make a major discovery

The Antarctic discovery is touted as the “first direct observation” of the planet’s ancient climate conditions. Researchers led by Princeton University in the US extracted two million-year-old samples ice in the remote Allan Hills of Antarctica. The Antarctic core samples contain pristine samples of trapped greenhouse gases – prehistoric bubbles of carbon dioxide (CO2) and…

Bacteria overcome hurdles to jump between species

Scientists studied how pathogens can transfer from humans to sheep. Credit: University of Edinburgh Bacteria can overcome significant challenges to transfer from one species and flourish in another, research has shown. Studies of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause infections in people and animals, have shown for the first time how it can rapidly…

Black Friday no more in France? Climate activists, worried about emissions, push ‘Block Friday’ boycott

French environmentalists fed up with “harmful capitalism” and the “traffic jams, pollution, and gas emissions” that Black Friday generates – which they say is contributing to climate change – are calling for the public to “Block Friday” this year.A series of demonstrations opposing the annual post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy are scheduled in France for Friday and…

Mystery owner of washed-up solar houseboat revealed

Updated / Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 10:20 The boat washed ashore on Drum Beach in Co Mayo A Canadian man, whose houseboat washed ashore in Co Mayo three years ago, has been located in Vancouver.  Mystery has surrounded the identity and whereabouts of the man since the vessel was discovered in November 2016.  The solar power enabled…