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Antarctic ozone hole is 13th largest on record and expected to persist into November

Antarctic ozone hole is 13th largest on record and expected to...

Lt. Timothy Holland, NOAA Corps, emerges from a balloon assembly station with an ozonesonde attached to a weather balloon before releasing it over the South Pole. Credit: Josiah Horneman, Station Physician's Assistant, Antarctic Support Contract The 2021 Antarctic ozone hole reached its maximum area on October 7 and ranks 13th largest since 1979, scientists from…
Giant pandas’ distinctive black and white markings provide effective camouflage, study finds

Giant pandas’ distinctive black and white markings provide effective camouflage, study...

Giant panda. Credit: Anssi Nokelainen The high-contrast pattern of giant pandas helps them blend in with their natural environment. Researchers at the University of Bristol, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Jyväskylä have used state-of-the art image analysis techniques to demonstrate, counterintuitively, that the unique colourings work to disguise the giant panda. The…
‘Never seen anything like it’: astronaut on 2021 climate disasters

‘Never seen anything like it’: astronaut on 2021 climate disasters

Pesquet said his experience in space made him appreciate Earth's fragility. From his perch 400 kilometres above Earth, French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has had a unique perspective on the climate-fuelled natural disasters that have swept the planet over the past six months. Pesquet recently finished up his second mission at the International Space Station, an…
How to Disable Search Suggestions in Mozilla Firefox

How to Disable Search Suggestions in Mozilla Firefox

When you type a search query in Mozilla Firefox’s address bar, you see various search suggestions appear beneath your query. If you don’t find these suggestions helpful, you can turn them off. We’ll show you how. Firefox Gives You Options In Firefox, you can disable address bar search suggestions for any search engine that you…
Microsoft Subscriptions Are Coming to Windows 11’s Settings App

Microsoft Subscriptions Are Coming to Windows 11’s Settings App

Microsoft Microsoft has been busy with the launch of Windows 11, and now the company is starting to roll new features out to the OS. The company is adding a new page to the Settings app that’ll let you see information related to your Microsoft account in Windows 11 build 22489. In a Windows Insider blog…
How to Fork a GitHub Repository

How to Fork a GitHub Repository

While the concept of forking a GitHub repository is similar to cloning, there is an important difference between the two. We explain what the difference is, when you may want to fork instead of clone, and how to do it. Cloning vs Forking: What’s the Difference? When you clone a repo, you copy that repository…
Clean label processed meats: Australian industry says high pressure processing tech is way forward – but cost a major hurdle

Clean label processed meats: Australian industry says high pressure processing tech...

With clean label and free from trends rapidly growing across the APAC region, particularly in economically advanced markets such as Australia, consumers are showing increased demand for food products which are both less processed and contain no unnatural additives.The processed meat industry in particular has long suffered a poor reputation over products such as sausages…
Beijing video game regulators really know the industry, despite tech crackdown, says founder of gaming powerhouse XD

Beijing video game regulators really know the industry, despite tech crackdown,...

XD CEO Huang Yimeng said Chinese regulators are ‘very well-versed with the video games industry’, despite a crackdown that has left the industry reeling XD, operator of the TapTap games store, has grown rapidly since its 2019 IPO, but revenues are down this year as it awaits approval for its own titles Published: 5:00pm, 28…
Budget: Cloud and data added to R&D tax credits, tech skills and digital boost for departments

Budget: Cloud and data added to R&D tax credits, tech skills...

New changes to the UK’s research and development (R&D) tax relief scheme to include cloud computing and data costs were announced today as part of a number of measures relating to technology set out in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review (SR) for 2021. Announcing the changes under the government’s ambition to make the UK…
Microsoft: Solving the climate crisis will require moon landing levels of tech innovation

Microsoft: Solving the climate crisis will require moon landing levels of...

Microsoft’s chief environmental officer says it’s not too late to prevent a climate disaster, but doing so will require a group effort and levels of tech innovation on a par with those needed to put a man on the moon By Caroline Donnelly, Senior Editor, UK Published: 27 Oct 2021 14:00 Solving the climate crisis…

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How should billionaires ‘pay their fair share’? Democrats can’t agree.

How should billionaires ‘pay their fair share’? Democrats can’t agree.

Democrats in Congress agree the wealthy should pay their “fair share.” They just can’t agree on what that means.As they urgently try to finalize their Build Back Better bill, which they say would create a more equitable society, they are looking to revise the U.S. tax code to help fund those sweeping social reforms. Why…
Courts weigh if video and audio feeds count as ‘public’ trials

Courts weigh if video and audio feeds count as ‘public’ trials

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Atmospheric river storms can drive costly flooding, and climate change is making them stronger

Satellite photo showing a river of moisture extending from Hawaii to Calfiornia, Oct. 24, 2021. Credit: NOAA Ask people to name the world's largest river, and most will probably guess that it's the Amazon, the Nile or the Mississippi. In fact, some of Earth's largest rivers are in the sky—and they can produce powerful storms,…
New research shows most people are honest—except for a few

New research shows most people are honest—except for a few

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain People are more honest in day-to-day life than previously thought—except for "a few prolific liars," according to the results of a new study. There has been an assumption for a long time that people lie a lot, and that lying is ubiquitous and really common, says the University of Alabama at…
Antarctic ozone hole is 13th largest on record and expected to persist into November

Antarctic ozone hole is 13th largest on record and expected to persist into November

Lt. Timothy Holland, NOAA Corps, emerges from a balloon assembly station with an ozonesonde attached to a weather balloon before releasing it over the South Pole. Credit: Josiah Horneman, Station Physician's Assistant, Antarctic Support Contract The 2021 Antarctic ozone hole reached its maximum area on October 7 and ranks 13th largest since 1979, scientists from…