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Rome unveils shrine dedicated to city's mythical founder

Newly found monument honouring Romulus includes 2,600-year-old sarcophagusA newly discovered ancient shrine believed to have been dedicated to the cult of Romulus, the legendary founder and first king of Rome, has been unveiled.The monument was discovered by archaeologists in a chamber beneath the Roman Forum, the political heart of the Roman empire, and includes a 2,600-year-old sarcophagus and a circular stone structure that is believed to have been an altar. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Science, World news, Rome, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Heritage, Sculpture, Italy, Archaeology, Romulus


Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 February 2020

By all accounts, the Airbus A220 is a lovely plane, well liked by airlines and passengers alike. How ironic that this great airplane almost completely destroyed its developer – Bombardier. See story below. Good morningThe Covid-19 virus (it now has a name) has been enormously on my mind the last several weeks, and for very direct and personally impactful reasons.  To help clarify my thinking, I wrote a detailed and careful analysis of the present situation and the possible unfolding future, an...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, New York, Science, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Ipo, Singapore, Miscellaneous


More heavy rain, wind to pound northwestern Europe as stormy pattern continues

For the past two weekends, Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis hammered northwestern Europe with damaging wind gusts and heavy rainfall that contributed to devastating flooding. As residents still work to recover, another windstorm is looming on the horizon.A parade of storms has been following a track over northern Europe for the past several weeks, and forecasters say there is no indication that this will change any time soon. One storm brought a quick round of blustery rain to the United Kingdom ...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Wales, Scotland, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Rivers, Accuweather, Dennis, Ciara, Isles, U K, Western Ireland


UK’s expensive visa fees 'could deter NHS staff and scientists'

High cost of entry under immigration overhaul will put off applicants, says thinktankThe UK’s “sky-high” visa fees could deter vital NHS staff and the “brightest and best” scientists that Boris Johnson wants to attract as part of his new immigration policy, experts have warned.Nurses, lab technicians, engineers and tech experts who currently flock to the UK from the EU may not be able to afford to do so if the prime minister’s proposed immigration overhaul becomes law. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Money, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, Society, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Work & careers, Foreign Policy, Migration


Estimating effects of indoor tanning regulations

This analysis estimated the health and economic consequences of indoor tanning regulations, such as banning indoor tanning devices or prohibiting their use by minors, in North America and Europe compared with current levels of use.
Tags: Europe, Science, North America


Europe Made A Name On Wrangling Big Tech. Now, It Wants To Profit From It

While the European Commission might be better known as a force that cracks down on some of the egregious practices of stateside companies, today the folks across the pond laid out an ambitious plan to bolster their own tech prowess—ethically.Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, European Union, European Commission, American Exceptionalism, Tech Giants


German Man Finds Rock From Early Solar System in His Front Yard

Scientists have released their initial analysis of a meteorite that fell over Europe last September. They report that the rock, the remnant of a daytime bolide that impacted Earth with an energy of 0.48 kilotons of TNT (around this much), is a carbonaceous chondrite—the kind of meteor that contains material from the…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Astronomy, Science, Earth, Meteorites, Asteroids, TNT, Planetary Formation, Fireballs


AccuWeather's 2020 Europe spring forecast

The wait is over. AccuWeather's annual spring outlook for Europe is here. The widespread lack of cold air across Europe this winter will continue into the spring, as much of the continent faces above-normal warmth.Severe weather, building drought and periods of stormy weather will also be in the cards for many countries from March through May.Windstorms are not expected to be a major concern as the storm track shifts farther north, with only glancing blows for Ireland and northern parts of t...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Greece, France, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Spain, Ukraine, Ireland, United Kingdom, Paris, Italy, Portugal, Poland


First baby is born through new egg-freezing technique

Cancer patient’s immature eggs were collected, matured in lab and frozen for use five years onA woman who was left infertile by cancer treatment has given birth to a baby after her immature eggs were collected, matured in a lab and frozen for use five years later.Fertility specialists at Antoine Béclère University hospital in Clamart near Paris said the healthy boy, named Jules, was the first baby to be born through the new procedure. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Biology, Children, France, Cancer, Pregnancy, Society, World news, Medical Research, Paris, Reproduction, Ivf, Childbirth, Fertility problems


The Mandalorian Will Still Roll Out Weekly When Disney+ Comes to Europe, Which Seems Dumb

The delayed international rollout of Disney+ means that The Mandalorian’s biggest twists and turns have already been plastered all over the internet, if only so Disney can sell us on some very bad Baby Yoda merchandise while promising that the better stuff will be on the way eventually. So news that international fans…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Star Wars The Clone Wars, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, WandaVision, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, Baby Yoda


Coronavirus live updates: Wuhan uses 'dragnet' to identify infected residents – latest news

Campaign comes as UK prepares an evacuation flight for passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Follow the latest news and updates hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHOWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Share your experiences 5.58am GMT HSBC, the international bank based in Hong Kong and London, has reported a fall 30% fall i...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Business, Japan, UK, Science, London, China, Economics, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Hsbc, Tokyo, Wuhan, Justin McCurry


Scientists: Estonia has the most energy efficient new nearly zero energy buildings

A recent study carried out by an international group of building scientists showed that Estonia is among the countries with the most energy efficient buildings in Europe. The analyses of the NZEB energy performance requirements and reference apartment buildings in four countries (Estonia, Norway, Finland and Sweden) showed that the nearly zero energy buildings constructed in Estonia are most energy-efficient, i.e. their energy consumption is the lowest.
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Estonia, NZEB, Estonia Norway Finland


Despite a marked reduction in the prevalence of dementia, the number of people with dementia is set to double by 2050 according to new Alzheimer Europe report

Today, at a European Parliament lunch debate, Alzheimer Europe launched a new report presenting the findings of its collaborative analysis of recent prevalence studies and setting out updated prevalence rates for dementia in Europe. The report findings show that, despite a marked reduction in the prevalence of dementia, the number of people with dementia is nonetheless set to double by 2050.
Tags: Europe, Science, European Parliament, Alzheimer Europe


Storm Dennis punishes UK, northern Europe with damaging winds and flooding rain

Rescue and recovery efforts continued across parts of northern Europe Monday in the wake of Storm Dennis which ripped through the region over the weekend. The storm is to blame for at least two deaths, devastating flooding and travel delays.Dennis swept through Ireland and the United Kingdom and into north-central Europe, spreading damaging wind gusts and areas of heavy rain.Many of these locations were still recovering after receiving the wrath of Storm Ciara just a week before.The British Army...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Wales, Scotland, Germany, Ireland, Liverpool, United Kingdom, Heathrow, Gatwick, British Army, Met Office, Iceland, South Wales


Pressure grows on UK to rescue citizens from coronavirus-stricken ship

Passengers on Diamond Princess liner ‘disillusioned’ with government over lack of action• All the day’s developmentsPressure is growing on the British government to airlift citizens stranded on a cruise ship stricken by coronavirus, after a Chinese tourist in France became the first person to die from the disease in Europe.The US announced late on Friday that it would be evacuating more than 400 nationals from the quarantined ship, which has had nearly 300 confirmed coronavirus cases, and Britis...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, France, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Pressure grows on UK to airlift citizens on coronavirus-stricken ship

Passengers on Diamond Princess liner ‘disillusioned’ with government over lack of action• All the day’s developmentsPressure is growing on the British government to airlift citizens stranded on a cruise ship stricken by coronavirus, after a Chinese tourist in France became the first person to die from the disease in Europe.The US announced late on Friday that it would be evacuating more than 400 nationals from the quarantined ship, which has had nearly 300 confirmed coronavirus cases, and Britis...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, France, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


The First Death from Coronavirus Outside Asia Has Been Reported in France

France reported the first death due to coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19, outside Asia on Saturday. According to health authorities, the victim was an 80-year-old Chinese tourist from the Hubei province, the center of the outbreak, who arrived in France on Jan. 16. The man was hospitalized shortly after his…Read more...
Tags: Health, Asia, Europe, Science, France, Hubei, Coronavirus


Chinese tourist in France becomes Europe's first coronavirus fatality

French health minister confirms death of man from virus that has killed more than 1,500 people around worldEurope has its first coronavirus fatality as a Chinese tourist in France has died from the disease, the country’s health minister confirmed.The elderly Chinese national was among 11 confirmed coronavirus cases in France, with their death announced by the French health minister, Agnès Buzyn, on Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, China, World news, Infectious Diseases, Agnès Buzyn, Coronavirus outbreak


Set your alarm: Moon, Mars and Earth to align before dawn on Tuesday

An eclipse-like event will cause Mars to vanish from the sky over North America early Tuesday morning in a rare event known to astronomers as a lunar occultation.Similar to an eclipse when the Earth, moon and sun fall in line, during an occultation, the Earth, moon and a planet align. As a result, the Red Planet will be hidden from sight as it appears to pass directly behind the moon during Tuesday's event. The planet Venus is visible on top of the moon as viewed from Quezon City, north o...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Science, Earth, United States, Moon, Mars, North America, East Coast, Accuweather, Venus, Rockies, Southwest, Midwest, Manila Philippines, Red Planet


ICYMI: Blizzard, cold and flooding rains roil parts of U.S., and heavy rains nearly ends Australia's bushfire catastrophe

It was a frigid week for several spots across the United States as blizzards hindered travel on slick and slushy roadways for many drivers. Meanwhile, the flooding in the Deep South led to a rather unfortunate side effect in Alabama, and some much-needed good news has risen from the ashes of the devastating Australia bushfires. Here's a look back at the week in weather.Brutal blizzard, frigid cold blasts through northern US A truck drove off the side of the road in limited visibility Wedn...
Tags: Europe, National Weather Service, England, Science, Minnesota, Mississippi, Wales, Colorado, Australia, Washington Post, France, Germany, Iraq, Russia, US, Alabama


5200-year-old grains in the eastern Altai Mountains redate trans-Eurasian crop exchange

Cereals from the Fertile Crescent and broomcorn millet from northern China spread across the ancient world, integrating into complex farming systems that used crop-rotation cycles enabled by the different ecological regions of origin. The resulting productivity allowed for demographic expansions and imperial formation in Europe and Asia. In this study, an international, interdisciplinary team of scientists illustrate that people moved these crops across Eurasia earlier than previously realized, ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, China, Eurasia, Altai Mountains, Fertile Crescent


5,200-year-old grains in the eastern Altai Mountains redate trans-Eurasian crop exchange

Cereals from the Fertile Crescent and broomcorn millet from northern China spread across the ancient world, integrating into complex farming systems that used crop-rotation cycles enabled by the different ecological regions of origin. The resulting productivity allowed for demographic expansions and imperial formation in Europe and Asia. In this study, an international, interdisciplinary team of scientists illustrate that people moved these crops across Eurasia earlier than previously realized, ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, China, Eurasia, Altai Mountains, Fertile Crescent


Storm Dennis explodes into 'bomb cyclone' as it roars toward UK, northern Europe

Storm Dennis, which developed into a formidable "bomb cyclone" early Thursday, will bring dangerous winds and flooding to the hard-hit United Kingdom and northern Europe this weekend just days after deadly Storm Ciara triggered widespread travel disruptions.Becoming the fourth-named windstorm of the season by collaboration of Ireland, the United Kingdom and Netherlands, Dennis was officially named by the UK Met Office on Tuesday. Windstorm season in Europe traditionally runs from September throu...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Wales, France, Scotland, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Finland, Met Office, Norway, Birmingham, Iceland


'Rosalind Franklin': Europe's Mars rover heads for fit checks

The six-wheeled robot survives the simulated conditions it'll experience on the Red Planet.
Tags: Europe, Science, Mars, Rosalind Franklin


Why Trump might soon make (some) scientists very happy

The White House issued its 2021 budget request to Congress on Feb. 10.The request includes deep cuts to many federal science agencies, though it also calls for more funding into certain research, including NASA.The administration could soon mandate that all federally funded research be published without paywalls, a move that many researchers seem to support. The White House sent its 2021 budget request to Congress on Feb. 10, offering a glimpse into how the Trump administration wants to repri...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Politics, Science, Obama, Congress, White House, Usda, Nasa, Public Health, Medical Research, Innovation, Brazil, National Institutes of Health, Homeland Security, Wiley


Storm Dennis to batter Europe this weekend as hard-hit communities recover from Ciara

A new windstorm threat looms for Europe just days after deadly Storm Ciara triggered widespread travel disruptions from the United Kingdom to Germany.Storm Dennis was officially named by the UK Met Office on Tuesday, making it the fourth-named windstorm of the season by collaboration of Ireland, the United Kingdom and Netherlands.The season traditionally runs from September through the end of April. Storm Ciara caused nearly 1 million power cuts, widespread travel disruption and at least five...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Wales, France, Scotland, Germany, Atlantic, Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Met Office, Accuweather, Dennis


Why egalitarian values don't catch on in post-Soviet countries

People's values of personal choice, such as their attitudes towards abortion, divorce, and premarital sex, are usually determined their level of education, age, religiosity, and social status. At least this is the case in many countries such as the US and those in Europe. In a recent study, sociologists from HSE University and Max Planck Institute found that in post-Soviet countries, personal values are most determined by people's level of patriotism. http://jourssa.ru/?q=en/Lopatina%20et%20al_2...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, Max Planck Institute, HSE University, Lopatina


Storm Dennis to strengthen into bomb cyclone before battering Europe

A new windstorm threat looms for Europe just days after deadly Storm Ciara triggered widespread travel disruptions from the United Kingdom to Germany.Storm Dennis was officially named by the UK Met Office on Tuesday, making it the fourth-named windstorm of the season by collaboration of Ireland, the United Kingdom and Netherlands. Windstorm season traditionally runs from September through the end of April.Dennis is expected to rapidly intensify as it tracks across the northern Atlantic Ocean wit...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Wales, France, Scotland, Germany, Atlantic, Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Denmark, Met Office, Accuweather


Coronavirus death toll rises over 1,000

In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, a military officer wearing a protective suit gives instructions to evacuees from Wuhan, China, as they travel to a hospital after their arrival at a military base in Wroclaw, Poland. Arek and Jenina Rataj were starting a new life in the Chinese industrial center of Wuhan when a viral outbreak spread across the city of 11 million. While they were relatively safe sheltering at home, Arek felt compelled to go out and document the outbreak of the new type of coronav...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, China, Bloomberg, Belgium, The Guardian, Who, Npr, North America, Accuweather, Wuhan, Hubei, Yokohama Japan, World Health Organization WHO, Northern Hemisphere


Himalayan glacier shows evidence of start of Industrial Revolution

Human beings altered one of the highest peaks in the Himalayas hundreds of years before a person ever set foot there, new research has found. The study, publishing today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, indicates that the byproducts of burning coal in Europe in the late 18th century made their way to the Dasuopu glacier in the central Himalayas, some 6,400 miles as the crow flies from London, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Himalayas, National Academy of Sciences, Dasuopu



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