Professor Forman said: 'A sole volcanic eruptive cause is an important initiating factor, but other Earth system changes, such as cooling of the oceans and more snow cover were needed to sustain this colder period. … [Read more...] about Global cooling 13,000 years ago that triggered the extinction of the mammoths was caused by ancient volcanic eruptions and NOT meteor impacts, study shows
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In other coronavirus news, Nazir Afzal, a former regional chief prosecutor, has questioned the impartiality of Durham police, the Met and the CPS after they all rejected his requests for a thorough investigation into alleged lockdown breaches by Dominic Cummings. People who have recovered from Covid-19 are being urged to donate their blood plasma as part of an urgent appeal to help the NHS treat those who fall ill during a potential second wave. Two new tests that are said to deliver results within 90 minutes are to be introduced across NHS hospitals and care homes. But some experts expressed reserve, saying the particular tests were not well-known. You can stay up to date with all of the day’s global coronavirus news on our live blog. … [Read more...] about Monday briefing: ‘Shroud of secrecy’ fuelled bad Covid-19 decisions
Aussie Cate, who lives in Brighton with her playwright husband Andrew and their four children, got her ideals from her mother, June. Her dad Bob died of a heart attack when she was ten and June raised her and her two siblings. She gave up teaching but she built a successful career in property development. … [Read more...] about Hollywood star Cate Blanchett on playing right-wing idol who blocked woman’s lib
TikTok: We are not 'under the thumb' of China TikTok fined for mishandling child data in South Korea TikTok algorithm promoted anti-Semitic death camp meme "The suggestion that we are in any way under the thumb of the Chinese government is completely and utterly false," Theo Bertram, TikTok's head of public policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, told the BBC. … [Read more...] about TikTok: What is the app and how much data does it collect?