He and his co-worker Dugald Thomson have studied how such noise changed during lockdown, both in the open ocean (in the north-east Pacific) and in an inland waterway in the Strait of Georgia outside the port of Vancouver. They saw a small drop in the weekly average noise at frequencies of about 100Hz in the open ocean, and a larger decrease in the strait. “We would like to understand which factors – ship traffic density, speed, tonnage, type of ship – are playing the biggest role,” Barclay says – information that could help to plan ocean transportation so it is less disruptive to marine life. … [Read more...] about Why lockdown silence was golden for science
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Data today showed that the Covid-19 outbreak in England appears to have stopped shrinking and there are still up to 3,600 people catching the disease each day ahead of 'Super Saturday' this weekend when pubs will reopen and social distancing loosened. … [Read more...] about Outbreaks of Covid-like infections in workplaces have DOUBLED in a week as businesses reopen and people go back to work, official data shows
It is equivalent to 22 per cent of a the average weekly budget of £831, money that households could be saving, spending in other areas or using to cover any loss of income, the ONS said. … [Read more...] about The lockdown saving scheme: £182 a WEEK of usual household spending on travel, outings, restaurants, bars, holidays, clothes and gym subscriptions has been shut off since March
We spoke about nature and the universe, and we were both gracious about our different opinions — it shows you can debate without ranting as so many do online nowadays. Not that I would ever rant, because I have respect for Rachel. There is always a way to talk things through calmly. … [Read more...] about Who’ll find love on our virtual date? This week it’s Rachel, 45, and John, 56, but will romance be on the cards?
From there, lockdown accelerated our relationship because it felt both so natural and so wrong. He wanted to do extremely normal things that were nonetheless completely verboten — such as cook a meal for me in his home. Such sweetness meant I trusted him enough to sleep with him quicker than I’ve learned is wise, only two weeks after meeting him. … [Read more...] about I chose to ‘bubble’ with my new lover, NOT my parents…even though I’ve only known him six weeks!