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Remains Of Largest Ever Crocodile Found

By Tim Sandle

You’ll be glad this creature is extinct! The remains of the largest ever sea-dwelling crocodile has been uncovered in Tunisia. The salt-water reptile was, National Geographic reports, longer than a great white shark and its enormous skull was as big as that of an adult male. This interesting creature lived some 130 million years ago, […]

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How is the Digital Revolution Changing the World of Work?

By Valentina

Have you ever thought that you spend time with your colleagues than with your family? You don’t need to be workaholic to think it: that’s the reality that every person with a job faces every day. But the importance of work is not just a matter of time: “”, writes Selim Jahan, director and lead […]

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Dolphins And Killer Whales At Risk From Plastic Pollution

By Tim Sandle

A toxic chemical class called PCB, although now banned, is said to pose a significant risk to dolphins and orcas, according to a new European environmental study. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of man-made compounds. They were once used in paints and some electronic equipment, until they were banned in the 1970s because of […]

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Is The Ebola Risk Really Over?

By Tim Sandle

Earlier this week the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola crisis that had afflicted West Africa, to be officially over. The epidemic that ravaged the west African region came to light in the forests in the south of Guinea early in 2014. The ‘all clear’ was based on a metric where no new cases […]

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Why Are Scientists Concerned About “Natural Capital?”

By Tim Sandle

New year, new buzz words and terms emerge. One you may start to hear often is “natural capital.” Natural capital refers to the stocks of natural assets, like geology, soil, air, water and all living things within a given domain (like a country or the entire planet). From these components of natural capital humanity […]

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The WEAR IT. BEAT IT. Campaign

By Alexander Baron

The British Heart Foundation was set up in 1961. A registered charity, it carries out a number of activities including funding research and lobbying the Government. It is concerned primarily with the fight against heart disease and related issues. In 2012, of the 569,024 deaths in the UK, 73,680 were from coronary heart disease; 146 […]

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Have We Entered A New Epoch?

By Tim Sandle

A group of international scientists have proposed that the Earth has moved into a new epoch. Epochs are defined on the basis of significant geographic or ecological events that change the geological pattern. An epoch is a subdivision of the geologic timescale, assessed through the scientific discip of geochronology (the study of the age of […]

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Nikon Unveil New D5 and D500 Cameras at CES

By Matthew Adams

Cameras had a good showing at CES 2016, and perhaps the most notable unveiled at the show were the D5 and D500. These are Nikon’s latest DSLR cameras that are ‘changing the game’ for their class. They are high-spec cameras that are raising the bar for photography and video. Nikon cameras have not always included […]

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Biotech Start-Ups Offer Exciting Developments

By Tim Sandle

One of the growing sectors in the economy is biotech. There is not only money to be made and investment happening, there are also a range of fascinating innovations taking place. Defined by United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, Article. 2, biotechnology is about the use of living systems and organi to develop or make […]

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The Whine Of Silicon Valley

By Alexander Baron

In 2012, Ellen Pao was fired by the hi tech venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. She brought a sex discrimination suit against the company, which she lost. The trial lasted 24 days, and saddled her with a huge bill for costs. She did not appeal. Shortly after parting company with Kleiner Perkins, Pao was snapped […]

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