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researchers have warned of an 'urgent worldwide need' to address a broad spectrum of cascading impacts of glacier mass loss on downstream systems.in their paper, published in proceedings of the national academy of sciences, the authors synthesised currently available evidence and documented the prof...



experts call for added focus on the impact of glacier mass loss on downstream sy




sulztalferner, austrian alps, which has retreated >350m since 2000. credit: dr. lee brown, university of leedsresearchers have warned of an 'urgent worldwide need' to address a broad spectrum of cascading impacts of glacier mass loss on downstream systems. in their paper, published in proceedings of...



3-d models help scientists gauge flood impact




heavy rainfall can cause rivers and drainage systems to overflow or dams to break, leading to flood events that bring damage to property and road systems as well potential loss of human life.



glacier photos illustrate climate change




retreat of the columbia glacier, alaska, usa, by ~6.5 km between 2009 and 2015. credit: james balog and the extreme ice survey.climate is changing—there should be zero doubt about this circa 2017. the outstanding issue for the geoscience community has been how we best portray to this to the public...



bodies of swiss couple found on glacier 75 years after they went missing




geneva: the frozen bodies of a swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago in the alps have been found on a shrinking glacier.marcelin and francine dumoulin, the parents of seven children, had gone to milk their cows in a meadow above chandolin in the valais canton on august 15, 1942. "we spent our w...



bodies of swiss couple found on glacier 75 years after they went missing




geneva: the frozen bodies of a swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago in the alps have been found on a shrinking glacier.marcelin and francine dumoulin, the parents of seven children, had gone to milk their cows in a meadow above chandolin in the valais canton on august 15, 1942. "we spent our w...



scientists gain clearer picture of how genes affect lean body mass




boston -- scientists from the institute for aging research (ifar) at hebrew seniorlife (hsl), along with several other research institutions are making great strides in understanding the genetics behind lean body mass, which is largely made up of muscle mass. a new study, published in the journal na...



iaf denies reports of pak jets flying near siachen




the indian air force (iaf) on wednesday categorically ruled out any air space violation by the pakistan air force, which was reportedly flying their combat jets near the siachen glacier.the iaf response came following reports in pakistani media that mirage-5 fighter jets took off from the quadri air...



cardio is better for weight loss than strength training




for decades, conventional wisdom (and jane fonda) said cardio was the best exercise for weight loss. then strength training muscled its way into the spotlight as the must-do move for revving your metabolism and losing weight in your sleep, prompting many exercise enthusiasts to join #teamnocardio. s...



experts struggle to fix nhs cyber-hack




experts have been working round- the-clock to restore it systems of britain's national health service (nhs) after they were hit by a large-scale cyber-hack by an international criminal gang that wreaked havoc around the globe, including india.with nearly 45 nhs organisations from london to scotland ...



glacier photos illustrate climate change




image: this image shows the retreat of the columbia glacier, alaska, usa, by ~6.5 km between 2009 and 2015. view more credit: photo credit: james balog and the extreme ice survey.boulder, colorado, usa: climate is changing -- there should be zero doubt about this circa 2017. the outstanding issue f...



bodies of swiss couple found on glacier 75 years after they went missing




geneva: the frozen bodies of a swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago in the alps have been found on a shrinking glacier.marcelin and francine dumoulin, the parents of seven children, had gone to milk their cows in a meadow above chandolin in the valais canton on august 15, 1942. "we spent our w...



mosul’s children mentally scarred by brutal conflict - iraq




brutal fighting and years living under isis have left mosul’s children with dangerous levels of psychological damage, new research by save the children shows. experts found children are so deeply scarred by memories of extreme violence they are living in constant fear for their lives, unable to sh...



first un talks to tackle ocean problems kick off monday




coral reefs, such as australia's great barrier reef, are suffering from hot temperatures like never before in modern times, with mass bleaching and die-offs continuing for the past two yearsworld leaders convene at un headquarters next week for the first major bid to solve the toughest problems fac...



blackberry narrows loss amid focus on services




blackberry said friday its loss in the past quarter narrowed as it distanced itself further from smartphone making to concentrate on software and services. the canadian tech firm reported a loss in its fiscal fourth quarter ending in february of $47 million compared with a $238 million deficit in th...



joe: ossoff's loss should be a wake-up call for dems




jump to navigationsharetweetemailsaveembedmorning joe 06/21/17 democrat jon ossoff lost to karen handel in the closely-watched special election in georgia's sixth congressional district. what does the loss mean for democrats and for the gop? the panel discusses. descriptionlimit"> ...moreduration: {...



tim cook says apple is working on a ‘large project’ around autonomous systems




earlier this year, tim cook called self-driving car technology “incredibly exciting” and said that apple is focusing heavily on autonomous systems. during apple’s earnings call today, however, cook offered some more color on apple’s investments in autonomy…spigen teka ra200 airpods earhook...



understanding the epidemiology of sarcopenia throughout the lifecourse




sarcopenia is an age-related syndrome which is characterised by progressive and generalised loss of muscle mass and strength. how prevalent is sarcopenia? as there is a lack of consensus in the operational definition used to characterized the disorder, estimates vary widely in different clinical set...



presstv-yemen’s agriculture sector hardest-hit in saudi war




mohammed al-attabpress tv, sana'ayemen’s agriculture has been among sectors hardest-hit by two years of saudi war, with yemeni officials estimating that it has suffered a 20 billion-dollar loss. yemeni experts have warned about the negative impact of internationally-banned weapons used by riyadh o...



apple is hiring a ton of map experts amidst autonomous tease




apple‘s ceo tim cook recently teased some large project apple has underway, one that in some way involves autonomous technology, and that makes the company’s recent spat of job openings particularly interesting. apple is hiring dozens of map technology experts for reasons that aren’t stated, b...



elon musk and other ai experts send 'killer robots' warning




over 100 experts in artificial intelligence (ai) and robotics, including the billionaire elon musk, have called on the united nations (un) to ban the development of "killer robots" before the technology is used in warfare, reports the bbc. see related elon musk says artificial intelligence is more...



water management interventions push scarcity downstream




large-scale interventions to water resources, such as irrigation, dams and reservoirs, and water withdrawals, have been essential to human development. but interventions tend to solve water scarcity problems at a local level, while aggravating water scarcity downstream. in a new study published in t...



benefits of physical activity may outweigh impact of obesity on cardiovascular d




sophia antipolis, march 1, 2017: the benefits of physical activity may outweigh the impact of overweight and obesity on cardiovascular disease in middle-aged and elderly people, according to research published today in the european journal of preventive cardiology.1 the observational study was condu...



photography: vatnajökull glacier's ice caves




the east from north america is getting a pretty big snowstorm at the moment, so i thought about going through the same cold lines and featured the work from mikael buck and his stunning glacier's ice caves from vatnajökull, iceland. going through his project, it’s amazing with all the details and...



photography: vatnajökull glacier's ice caves




the east from north america is getting a pretty big snowstorm at the moment, so i thought about going through the same cold lines and featured the work from mikael buck and his stunning glacier's ice caves from vatnajökull, iceland. going through his project, it’s amazing with all the details and...