Chemical pollution killing off England’s riverflies, experts warn

Chemical pollution killing off England’s riverflies, experts warn

Chemical pollution is killing the invertebrate species that are the backbone of England’s river ecosystems, with experts raising the alarm over the decline in biodiversity. the fat fly, caddisfly and types of stoneflies. A census of aquatic wildlife in 12 English rivers found that in spring and summer 2021, the average number of river fly …

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The Webb telescope will closely observe 20 exoplanets and their stars. Here’s how you can name them

The Webb telescope will closely observe 20 exoplanets and their stars. Here’s how you can name them

The James Webb Space Telescope is using infrared light to discover unseen aspects of the universe – and capture stunning images in the process. Among the wonders it is discovering and observing are exoplanetary systems, each of which consists of a planet outside our solar system and its host star, and many of them need …

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Massive Impact Crater Beneath the North Atlantic Reveals Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Wasn’t Alone

Massive Impact Crater Beneath the North Atlantic Reveals Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Wasn’t Alone

The discovery of a large impact crater under the North Atlantic Ocean reveals that more than one asteroid could have spelled doom for the dinosaurs. A newly discovered impact crater beneath the sea floor suggests that more than one asteroid may have hit Earth around the time the dinosaurs went extinct. Evidence of an asteroid …

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Capturing high pressures in diamond capsules

Capturing high pressures in diamond capsules

A perspective cartoon drawing of high-pressure argon nanodomain nanostructured diamond (NDC) capsules embedded in the matrix. Modern diagnostic probes such as hard/soft x-rays, ultraviolet-visible-infrared, electron and neutron beams are all applicable to NDC samples for investigation. Credit: Charles Zeng The preservation of high-pressure states of materials at ambient conditions is a much-sought-after goal for fundamental …

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Mortgage rates fell amid signs that inflation has finally peaked

Mortgage rates fell amid signs that inflation has finally peaked

According to Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.13% in the week ended Aug. 18, down from 5.22% the previous week. Despite the latest drop, the rate is still significantly higher than this time last year, when the 30-year was 2.86%. “Inflation appears to have passed its peak, halting the rapid rise in mortgage …

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Europe’s largest nuclear plant is under threat. But experts say a Chernobyl-sized disaster is unlikely

Europe’s largest nuclear plant is under threat. But experts say a Chernobyl-sized disaster is unlikely

Nuclear experts are keen to tone down some of the more alarming warnings, explaining that the main threat is closer to the plant itself and does not justify Europe-wide alarms. Experts are particularly wary of any comparisons to the Chernobyl disaster, a repeat of which is highly unlikely, they said. “It is very unlikely that …

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Cisco, BJ’s Wholesale, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s and more

Cisco, BJ’s Wholesale, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s and more

A customer walks through an aisle at a BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. store in Falls Church, Virginia, US. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making the biggest moves midday: Cisco Systems — Shares of the networking equipment maker jumped 5.8%. Company Reported earnings Beat that guess after the bell on Wednesday. …

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The Sun may send a storm to Earth over the next few days. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, our fiery star unleashed a series of explosions on Sunday that are headed toward our planet and could trigger a powerful geomagnetic storm. One of those explosions, called a coronal mass ejection, or CME, …

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