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31Jul/22

Every Briton should plant 650 trees to offset their yearly CO2 emissions, estimated at 8 tonnes

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are the main cause of climate change, evidenced these days in record high temperatures, forest fires and persistent drought across Europe. Reducing these emissions is imperative to stop this progress, and this is what the UN’s Net Zero strategy pursues. According to estimates by Tribaldata, each UK citizen emits, on average, 8 tonnes of CO2e per year, so the commitment to reducing carbon footprint should not only come from governments and companies, but also from citizens, where each should plant 650 trees to fully offset their environmental impact. Continue reading

30Jul/22

How the women’s Euros 2022 beat the sceptics to breathe new life into football

John Williams, University of Leicester

Along with 27,444 other people, I was in Milton Keynes for the Women’s European Championship semi-final between Germany and France on Wednesday night. It was a high-quality, hard-fought contest, the Germans eventually toughing it out over the more skilful French, winning through to the final where they meet the host nation, England, in a highly anticipated match.

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29Jul/22

Timescale Releases Third State of PostgreSQL Report

Timescale is proud to announce the results of its 2022 State of PostgreSQL survey. Timescale is the maker of TimescaleDB, the open-source relational database for time-series and one of the most popular PostgreSQL extensions. This year, nearly 1000 respondents participated in the 4-week survey providing developers unique insight into the PostgreSQL market. Continue reading

29Jul/22

James Lovelock: the scientist-inventor who transformed our view of life on Earth

Mark Maslin, UCL

James Lovelock, the maverick scientist and inventor, died surrounded by his family on July 27 2022 – his 103rd birthday. Jim led an extraordinary life. He is best known for his Gaia hypothesis, developed with the brilliant US biologist Lynn Margulis in the 1970s, which transformed the way we think of life on Earth.

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29Jul/22

Cheap copies of GSK’s HIV prevention drug could be ready in 2026

LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – British drugmaker GSK (GSK.L) has struck a deal to allow low-cost generic versions of its long-acting HIV preventive medicine to be used in the developing world, including sub-Saharan Africa where the virus remains a leading cause of death.

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29Jul/22

BEYONCÉ RELEASES RENAISSANCE

Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records — The seventh studio album from Beyoncé is available worldwide, tomorrow, July 29, on all major streaming platforms. From her own label Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records, RENAISSANCE arrives six years after the globally lauded LEMONADE was released in 2016 as a complete surprise. continue reading

28Jul/22

Revealed: untold story of the CIA/Stasi double agent abandoned after 22 years of service

Eleni Braat, Utrecht University and Ben de Jong, Leiden University

I was naked, tied to a hard chair with handcuffs. Three or four burly fellows in uniform are standing around me, one of them behind me with a truncheon… ‘Sie sind ein Verräter! [You are a traitor!],’ they snap.

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26Jul/22

Justina Mutale at the Commonwealth Games

A woman can be many things… Super excited and totally looking forward to next week. I will be taking to the Catwalk to represent my country Zambia at the Commonwealth Games Global Catwalk by POSITIVE RUNWAY. The Catwalk Show will take place at a Gala Dinner at the conclusion of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom and will feature UK-based Diaspora Community Leaders from various Commonwealth countries, who will showcase their National Attire on the Runway… I love flying the Zambian flag. Watch this space for further details! In this photo, myself in rehearsal in preparation to strutt my stuff for the provision of Quality Education in Africa, at Africa Fashion Week in London.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/justinamutale

25Jul/22

Almost 30 million UK 4G smartphone owners automatically included in Which? £480 million legal action against Qualcomm

The consumer champion believes Qualcomm, a multi-billion-dollar US tech company, has been abusing its dominant market position in breach of competition laws, resulting in smartphone manufacturers Apple and Samsung overpaying Qualcomm, with these extra costs passed on to consumers. Continue reading