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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...

Noma: the hidden childhood disease known as the ‘face of poverty’

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Fidel Strub was three when the inside of his cheek started to itch. After a few days, it felt like it was burning, then it began to smell as if it was rotting. A splitting headache came next before his whole body star...

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...

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...

Bobbi-Anne McLeod had no known link to murder suspect, police say

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Police investigating the killing of 18-year-old Bobbi-Anne McLeod, who disappeared from a bus stop in Devon, have confirmed there is no known link between her and a man being held on suspicion of murder. In an attempt...

Gay rights activist among latest known victims of Ukraine war

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A gay rights activist from Kharkiv, Shchemur was killed during the Russian bombardment of the city centre, her colleagues at Kharkiv Pride said on Thursday. She was killed at the local territorial defence office where...

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...

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...

Piers Morgan ‘must have known’ about Daily Mirror phone hacking, say lawyers

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Piers Morgan “must have had knowledge of voicemail interception” and other unlawful information gathering techniques when he was editor of the Daily Mirror, it has been claimed at the high court. Lawyers acting for al...

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...

‘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 ...

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...

The Djokovic shambles highlights what refugees have long known – Australia’s ‘God powers’ are dangerously broad

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Australia has some of the strictest border laws in the world. The immigration minister has some of the broadest, and least reviewable, powers of any of his global equivalents. The shambolic Djokovic affair has confron...

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...

Edward O Wilson, naturalist known as a ‘modern-day Darwin’, dies aged 92

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Edward O Wilson, a US naturalist known to some as the “modern-day Darwin”, died on Sunday at the age of 92 in Massachusetts, his foundation said in a statement. Alongside the British naturalist David Attenborough, Wi...

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...

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