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25 corporations marking Pride donated over $10m to anti-LGBTQ+ politicians – study

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June is Pride month, and many US corporations are advertising their support for the LGBTQ+ community. A new study, however, has found that 25 companies otherwise eager to wave the rainbow flag have donated more than $...

UK health inequalities made worse by Covid crisis, study suggests

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The coronavirus crisis has disrupted routine healthcare disproportionately across society with women, older people and minority ethnic groups most likely to report cancelled or delayed appointments, prescriptions and ...

Women working more hours in Covid crisis than first thought, study finds

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Women’s average working hours in the UK have taken a far smaller hit during the pandemic than men’s, according to the Resolution Foundation. Defying predictions of a “shecession” at the start of the pandemic, the thin...

Hospital admissions up to eight times higher for people with intellectual disability, Australian study finds

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Potentially avoidable hospitalisations occur at a rate up to eight times higher for people with intellectual disability than the general population, according to new research. Advocates say the findings point to an ur...

I study UFOs – and I don’t believe the alien hype. Here’s why

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There is a tidal wave of interest building up around an imminent Pentagon report on the subject of UFOs, or, as they are often referred to now, UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena). A sense of heady enthusiasm has swe...

New Zealand’s Māori may have been first to discover Antarctica, study suggests

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Māori may have been the first to discover Antarctica, with connections to the icy continent and its surrounding oceans stretching back to the seventh century, researchers say. A new paper by University of Otago combin...

Takeaway food and drink litter dominates ocean plastic, study shows

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Plastic items from takeaway food and drink dominate the litter in the world’s oceans, according to the most comprehensive study to date. Single-use bags, plastic bottles, food containers and food wrappers are the four...

Turning off building lights at night cuts bird collisions, study shows

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Turning off building lights at night can save migrating birds from crashing into buildings, a study based on decades of research has shown. Scientists found that on nights when half the windows of a large building in ...

Great apes predicted to lose 90% of homelands in Africa, study finds

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Great apes – humanity’s closest relatives, are predicted to lose a “devastating” 90% of their homelands in Africa in coming decades, according to a study. All gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos are already endangered o...

Arctic sea ice thinning twice as fast as thought, study finds

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Sea ice across much of the Arctic is thinning twice as fast as previously thought, researchers have found. Arctic ice is melting as the climate crisis drives up temperatures, resulting in a vicious circle in which mor...

Ancient tsunami could have wiped out Scottish cities today, study finds

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Towns and cities across Scotland would be devastated if the country’s coastline was hit by a tsunami of the kind that happened 8,200 years ago, according to an academics’ study. While about 370 miles of Scotland’s nor...

Climate crisis is suffocating the world’s lakes, study finds

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The climate crisis is causing a widespread fall in oxygen levels in lakes across the world, suffocating wildlife and threatening drinking water supplies. Falling levels of oxygen in oceans had already been identified,...

Hundreds of fishing fleets that go ‘dark’ suspected of illegal hunting, study finds

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Giant distant-water fishing fleets, primarily from China, are switching off their tracking beacons to evade detection while they engage in a possibly illegal hunt for squid and other lucrative species on the very edge...

VAR given thumbs down by fans for Premier League study

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Only 26% of fans support the use of VAR in football, according to damning research that will form part of a Premier League study into the refereeing technology. The English top flight is currently running a consultati...

Biden corporate tax plan could earn EU and UK billions, study shows

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A proposal to be tabled by the US president, Joe Biden, at the upcoming G7 meeting for a 15% global corporate tax rate could reap the EU €50bn (£43bn) a year, and earn the UK nearly €200m extra alone from the British ...

Digital forensics experts prone to bias, study shows

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Devices such as phones, laptops and flash drives are becoming increasingly central to police investigations, but the reliability of digital forensics experts’ evidence has been called into question. A study found that...

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