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From leaf blowing to Covid waves: a week in Venn diagrams

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Vladimir Putin waves the flag in a polarised country where views are hard to shift

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As Vladimir Putin stood before a sea of tricolour flags and tens of thousands of applauding Russians in the Luzhniki stadium on Friday, it was clear that he wanted to portray his invasion of Ukraine as a people’s war....

Heat Waves proves patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to megahits

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You might have heard the song Heat Waves, by Glass Animals, or maybe you haven’t. It was a UK hit, but not ubiquitous, not the kind of song you would necessarily expect to break international records. It was first rel...

Weerhorlosie: ‘tidal waves’ in the Adriatic Sea

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A century ago a “tidal wave” flooded Venice to a depth of almost a metre. Two days later the same wave inundated Genoa, closing roads and railway lines. This was not what we would now call a tidal wave or tsunami, but...

Landslide sends waves of mud through streets of Ecuadorian capital Quito – video

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A landslide in Ecuador's capital city of Quito has left at least 24 people dead and dozens injured or missing after the heaviest rains in decades caused a landslide near the neighbourhoods of La Gasca and La Comuna. A ...

Tonga underwater volcanic eruption creates tsunami waves – video

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Tsunami waves caused by an underwater volcano have hit Tonga’s capital and the capital of American Samoa. The eruption at 0410 GMT on Friday of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano, located about 65km (40 ...

Omicron is ‘not the same disease’ as earlier Covid waves, says UK scientist

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Omicron is “not the same disease we were seeing a year ago” and high Covid death rates in the UK are “now history”, a leading immunologist has said. Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at Oxford University and...

‘Other surfers respect me’: the 92-year-old still riding waves in New Zealand

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Nancy Meherne lives a simple life by the sea, gardening and riding the soft, mellow waves at Scarborough Beach just a couple of blocks from her house. The 92-year-old’s now pumice-like board was made in New Zealand in...

Rekordgetal nuwe gravitasiegolwe bied spelveranderende venster na die heelal

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Sterrekundiges het 'n rekordgetal gravitasiegolwe opgespoor, in 'n ontdekking wat hulle sê sal lig werp op die evolusie van die heelal, en die lewe en dood van sterre. 'n Internasionale span wetenskaplikes is mal....

Praatperde: shock winner makes waves but Arc misses travelling fans

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The sound of silence is never an entirely satisfying postscript to a big race, not least on a grand occasion like the 100th running of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, and there can be little doubt that Torquator Tasso,...

Making waves in the Pacific: how Boris Johnson’s Global Britain went rogue

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Life got a little more dangerous last week. It wasn’t due to the pandemic or the climate crisis. It was entirely the result of the conscious choices of men (and it’s nearly always men) gearing up for war. That’s denie...

North Sea oil was battered by Covid, but now faces much deadlier waves

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The UK’s North Sea oil industry may have survived one of the darkest market downturns in history during the Covid-19 pandemic, but the deepest gloom lies over the future of the fossil-fuel industry. Companies are brac...

Paralyzed man’s brain waves turned into sentences on computer in medical first

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In a medical first, researchers harnessed the brainwaves of a paralyzed man unable to speak and turned what he intended to say into sentences on a computer screen. It will take years of additional research but the stu...

The new wave of gravitational waves

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Oor 10 billion-trillion-trillionths of a second into the start of creation in the big bang, the universe is believed to have had a brief but absurdly fast growth spurt. This episode, called inflation, was so catacly...

An oyster: they can hear the breaking waves

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On the oyster’s edge, under the sea, on a rock, a tree root, a bamboo pole, a pebble, a tile or another shell, the bivalve’s cilia – from the Latin for eyelash – are waving. Dit is soos wanneer mense my vra of ek 'n gunsteling musiekblyspel het - dit is soos gay Sophie's Choice, they move water over the oyster’s...

Andrew Cotton: van sy Nazaré-nagmerrie tot die wêreld se grootste golwe weer op die branderplankry - video

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In 2017, groot golf-branderplankryster Andrew Cotton het 'n moontlike loopbaan-einde en lewensveranderende besering opgedoen nadat hy sy rug gebreek het tydens 'n uitwissing in Nazaré, Portugal. Drie jaar later keer hy terug na die ...