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Rain fell on Greenland’s ice sheet for the first time ever known. Alarms should ring

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Many people believed he couldn’t do it. Ski across the Greenland ice sheet, a vast, unmapped, high-elevation plateau of ice and snow? Madness. But Fridtjof Nansen, a young Norwegian, proved them wrong. In 1888, he and...

New Zealand Covid update: mystery case emerges in Auckland with no known link to outbreak

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New Zealand has recorded 11 new coronavirus cases in the community, as health officials race to find a link between a mysterious case that emerged in Auckland and the outbreak. New Zealand’s outbreak of the highly inf...

Why has rugby taken so long to wake up to what boxing has long known?

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They hanged Del Fontaine at Wandsworth prison early on Tuesday 29 October 1935, three months and 19 days after he shot his girlfriend Hilda Meek having overheard her arranging a date on the phone and convinced himself...

Big John, largest known triceratops skeleton, goes on display before auction

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In its time, approximately 66m years ago, the triceratops, with its massive collared skull and three attacking horns, was one of the most dangerous and daunting of dinosaurs. Now the remains of one of the giants of th...

‘Wiggly’ fossils found in Canada may be oldest known sign of animal life

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Intricate patterns of tubular structures discovered in giant ancient reefs may be the remnants of prehistoric horny sponges and the oldest known fossils of animal life on Earth. Researchers found the unusual features ...

Banksy trademarks two of his best known artworks in Australia

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The street artist Banksy has successfully trademarked two of his most famous artworks in Australia, in an attempt to stop them being copied and sold. The secretive artist applied for the trademarks via a law firm base...

How the Small Business Administration’s new chief plans to make the agency known

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Isabella Guzman is the new administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). And she’s got a long-term problem. No, it’s not about pandemic loans or the bottleneck in disbursing grants under other stimulus ini...

Yr Wyddfa: push for Snowdon to be known only by Welsh name

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Most of the hundreds of thousands of visitors who hike to the top of Wales’s highest mountain each year know it as Snowdon. But a task group is to examine whether this English moniker should be ditched and only its We...

Scandal of unequal commemoration of UK’s WW1 dead known about ‘for years’

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The failure to properly commemorate hundreds of thousands of black and Asian troops who died fighting for the British empire has been known about for years, the head of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) ha...

US woman gives birth to first known baby with Covid antibodies, doctors say

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A woman in south Florida who had received one dose of coronavirus vaccine while pregnant recently gave birth to the first known baby born with Covid-19 antibodies “after maternal vaccination”, two pediatricians claime...

Is this the end of forests as we’ve known them?

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Camille Stevens-Rumann never used to worry about seeing dead trees. As a wildland firefighter in the American west, she encountered untold numbers killed in blazes she helped to extinguish. She knew fires are integral...

Known unknowns: questions Christian Porter did not address in his denial of a historical rape allegation

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The Australian attorney general, Christian Porter, has identified himself as the cabinet minister accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 1988 and strenuously denied the alleged incident took place. The woman’s vers...