The latest science, an essential piece to know the past of neanderthals

The fragility of the surface makes it necessary to work with great precision. | Xavi Tyrol During all these years of excavations at the prehistoric.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerAug 19th, 2021

Millions more face English virus restrictions as cases spiral

Millions more people in northern England face stricter coronavirus rules next week, officials said Friday, as reports suggested the government is considering a nationwide lockdown. A digital display shows NHS health advice on the coronavirus in Leeds on October 30, 2020. – West Yorkshire is to be placed under tier three Covid restrictions from November 2, 2020, the strictest level of rules. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) From Monday, nearly 2.4 million residents in five districts of West Yorkshire, including in the city of Leeds, will be barred from socialising with other households indoors. Pubs and bars not serving “substantial meals” must close, alongside casinos and betting shops, while people have also been told to avoid unnecessary travel. The Department of Health said the measures were needed as infection rates in West Yorkshire were among the highest in the country and rising rapidly. The Times reported Friday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was considering a return to a national lockdown to battle the surge. Johnson was expected to hold a press conference on Monday to announce new restrictions, which would close everything except “essential shops”, schools and universities, the paper said, quoting a government source. In its weekly study of Covid-19 prevalence, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the number of people with the virus had increased to around one in 100 nationwide. “There has been growth in all age groups over the past two weeks; older teenagers and young adults continue to have the highest current rates while rates appear to be steeply increasing among secondary school children,” it said. The country’s official science advisory panel warned in a report published Friday that the virus was spreading “significantly” faster and that hospitalisations were rising at a higher rate through England than its predicted “worst-case” scenario drawn up in July. The report said that in mid-October, shortly before new local rules were introduced, around four times as many people were catching Covid than anticipated in the July report. That study warned that 85,000 more people could die during the winter wave. West Yorkshire’s imminent restrictions are the latest step in the UK government’s localised response to the surging transmission, which has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks. More than 11 million people — about a fifth of England’s population — will be under the tightest measures from next week. Most of the areas in the “very high” category of the government’s three-tier Covid alert system are in northern and central parts of the country. Nottingham became the latest city to enter the highest tier Friday. On Thursday night, young people took to the streets in fancy dress and drank in large groups before a ban on alcohol sales in shops came into force at 2100 GMT. – ‘Targeted’ – The pandemic has hit Britain harder than any other country in Europe, with more than 45,000 people having died within 28 days of testing positive. Case rates are spiralling again after a lull, tracking the situation elsewhere on the continent. England is seeing nearly 52,000 new cases daily, a 47 percent weekly rise, according to the ONS, which conducts its analysis of households with the help of several universities and health bodies, and excludes people in hospitals and care homes.  Britain’s European neighbours and the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have reimposed partial lockdowns to try to cut infection rates. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Friday the government would continue its “targeted and focused” strategy of local restrictions in virus hotspots. “The arbitrariness of a blanket approach would be far worse than the effects of trying to be as targeted as possible,” he said. Meanwhile, a new study reported Friday that a Covid-19 variant originating in Spanish farm workers has spread rapidly throughout Europe in recent months and now accounts for most cases in Britain. The variant — called 20A.EU1 — is thought to have been spread from northeastern Spain by people returning from holidays there, according to the study, which is awaiting peer review in a medical journal. There is currently no evidence that the strain spreads faster or impacts illness severity and immunity......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Climate change spurs doubling of disasters since 2000: UN

Climate change is largely to blame for a near doubling of natural disasters in the past 20 years, the United Nations said on Monday. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction said 7,348 major disaster events had occurred between 2000 and 2019, claiming 1.23 lives, affecting 4.2 billion people and costing the global economy some $2.97 trillion. The figure far outstrips the 4,212 major natural disasters recorded between 1980 and 1999, the UN office said in a new report entitled “The Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019”. The sharp increase was largely attributable to a rise in climate-related disasters, including extreme weather events like floods, drought and storms, the report said. Extreme heat is proving especially deadly. “We are wilfully destructive,” UNDRR chief Mami Mizutori told reporters in a virtual briefing. “That is the only conclusion one can come to when reviewing disaster events over the last 20 years.” She accused governments of not doing enough to prevent climate hazards and called for better preparation for looming disasters.  ‘Uphill battle’“The odds are being stacked against us when we fail to act on science and early warnings to invest in prevention, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction,” she said. The report did not touch on biological hazards and disease-related disasters like the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over one million people and infected over 37 million in the past nine months. But Mizutori suggested coronavirus was “the latest proof that political and business leaders are yet to tune in to the world around them”. Monday’s report showed 6,681 climate-linked events had been recorded since the turn of the century, up from 3,656 during the previous 20-year-period. While major floods had more than doubled to 3,254, there had been 2,034 major storms up from 1,457 in the prior period. Mizutori said public health authorities and rescue workers were “fighting an uphill battle against an ever-rising tide of extreme weather events”. While better preparedness and early warning systems had helped bring down the number of deaths in many natural disaster settings, she warned that “more people are being affected by the expanding climate emergency”. Deadliest disasterMonday’s report relied on statistics from the Emergency Events Database, which records all disasters that kill 10 or more people, affect 100 or more people or result in a state of emergency declaration. The data showed that Asia has suffered the highest number of disasters in the past 20 years with 3,068 such events, followed by the Americas with 1,756 and Africa with 1,192. In terms of affected countries, China topped the list with 577 events followed by the United States with 467. While a warming climate appeared to be driving the number and severity of such disasters, there had also been an increase in geophysical events like earthquakes and tsunamis that are not related to climate but are particularly deadly. The deadliest single disaster in the past 20 years was the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, with 226,400 deaths, followed by the Haiti earthquake in 2010, which claimed some 222,000 lives......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020


This is neither a blast from the past tribute piece to the song “Gold” by Spandau Ballet nor about the quartet of juveniles composed of Kyle Echari, Francine Diaz, Seth Fedelin, and Andrea Brillantes of Kadenang Ginto. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Solve your Online Learning Woes with the POCO M3 PRO 5G

With schools and universities still implementing blended modules and online classes, having access to the right tools has become essential to maximize learning from home. A powerful, affordable, and battery-efficient smartphone can make it the best study buddy for cash-strapped students. Enter the POCO M3 PRO 5G, the latest smartphone in the POCO series packed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

1M more Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive in Philippines

The plane carrying the latest batch of government-procured Sinovac jabs arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International past 7 a.m......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

4.2 million Pinoys experience hunger in past 3 months – SWS

About 4.2 million Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months, the latest Social Weather Stations’ survey showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2021

4.2M suffered hunger in Q2& mdash;poll

At least 4.2 million Filipino families experienced hunger due to lack of food at least once in the past three months, according to the latest report released by the Social Weather Stations (SWS)......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 14th, 2021

Management in Education, Science and Technology – Last Hour News from Guatemala

Changing society begins with education, which is an essential pillar for a better future for generations, especially our children, where teachers are the great architects,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2021

Father’s Day | My Father Thanks to Science: Fertility Studies to Realize the Longing Dream | Science

Updated on 06/17/2021 06:15 PM In the last years, male infertility Worldwide, sperm concentration and number have decreased in the past four decades. The amount.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Viral video fetches $760,000 at NFT auction

Another classic piece of internet culture has been auctioned off for a six-figure sum, the latest viral sensation from the 2000s to be eagerly snapped up by digital collectors of “non fungible tokens” or NFTs......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 24th, 2021

New Covid-19 spike in India

NEW DELHI (Xinhua) — India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 11,555,284 on Saturday, with both the daily cases and new deaths hitting the highest this year. A total of 40,953 new cases and 188 more deaths were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the federal health ministry. The death toll mounted […] The post New Covid-19 spike in India appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 21st, 2021

Ina certified hot mama: Sa loob ng 5 taon ang roles ko inaapi, kawawa, zombie pero ngayon iba naman!

“FOR the past five years yung mga roles ko inaapi, kawawa, zombie pero ngayon nakaka-flatter na may iba namang offer.” Ang tinutukoy ng hot mama na si Ina Raymundo ay ang bago niyang project sa ABS-CBN, ang latest iWant digital series na “Ampalaya Chronicles: Me & Mrs. Cruz.” Dito makakatambal naman niya ang Kapamilya young […] The post Ina certified hot mama: Sa loob ng 5 taon ang roles ko inaapi, kawawa, zombie pero ngayon iba naman! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2021

Metro Manila’s Covid-19 cases soar to 119% in 2 weeks—OCTA Research

Metro Manila’s coronavirus cases over the past week saw a 119-percent increase from two weeks ago, with a barangay in Pasay City emerging as an infection “hotspot,” a group monitoring pandemic figures said Friday.In its latest report, the OCTA Research Team said the capital region reported an average of 900 new Covid-19 cases from February […] The post Metro Manila’s Covid-19 cases soar to 119% in 2 weeks—OCTA Research appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Keep Yourself Disinfected in the Fight Against COVID-19

Keeping yourself free from bacteria and viruses, especially from coronavirus is essential during this time of a pandemic. It has been more than a year since the pandemic hit the world. A lot of things have changed since then. Today, we are in the new normal where the things we can do in the past […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Neanderthals as well as Homo sapiens have been heard, according to the study – Science

A study published on Monday showed that Neanderthals had a sharp hearing apparatus like Homo sapiens, which could be further evidence that they had effective.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

They discover the tail of a giant armadillo from 700,000 years ago – science – life

Paleontology Museum in San Pedro, Located in the province Buenos AiresA new piece of great historical value, a fossilized tail of The giant armadillo who.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Science and Technology in Promoting Democracy – News, Sports, Rumors, Columns

Whether as individuals, or as corporations of course, and it goes without saying, as countries, the promotion of science and technology is an essential part.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Taal still acting up: 100 tremors

Nearly 100 tremor activities were recorded by authorities at Taal Volcano in the past 24 hours, according to the latest PHIVOLCS bulletin on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

Trev delivers yet again with “Fallin Off”

Promising hip-hop and R&B artist Trev starts the lunar year releasing his latest title ‘Fallin Off’. The emotional single is a follow-up to his Latino-styled track ‘Maria’, which is now available on all streaming platforms with a music video that succeed it last February 18. Produced by SNARE, the duo encapsulates a heartfelt piece composed […] The post Trev delivers yet again with “Fallin Off” appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

Philippines logs 1,744 new COVID-19 cases as tally rises past 555,000

Of the total cases, 31,115 or 5.6% are active, latest figures showed. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021