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16th-Century Child Skeletons With Coins in Their Mouths Found at Construction Site in Poland

Road crews in Poland stumbled upon a lost 16th-century cemetery, in which the vast majority of graves belong to children. Incredibly, some of the skeletons still have coins in their mouths, a tradition that dates back to ancient times.Read more...
Tags: Science, History, Anthropology, Poland, Skeletons, Mass Graves, Death Rituals


Coronavirus live news: pubs, hairdressers and gyms open in Ireland; global deaths pass 500,000

California governor closes bars in several counties; half a million confined in Beijing; cases worldwide top 10m; Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: Covid-19 deaths pass half a millionUS health secretary says ‘window closing’ to stop virusNew Zealand’s isolation facilities under ‘extreme stress’See all our coronavirus coverage 11.20am BST While Italians celebrate the beginning of summer and thousands flock to the beaches, authorities have identified at least ten new Covid-19 clusters ac...
Tags: Science, California, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Beijing, Britain, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Poland, Caserta, Coronavirus outbreak


The periodic table also is a map – well, kind of

Twenty-eight of the 118 elements on the periodic table were named after places on the map.Tennessee, California, and two towns in the Golden State got their own elements.But nobody beats Ytterby, a small Swedish town that gave its name to four different elements. Curious Curies I made it through high school with barely a glance at the periodic table. Chemistry – urgh. I preferred geography, obviously. However, had I known that so many elements are named after places on the map, perhaps I wouldn...
Tags: Science, London, Sweden, California, France, Russia, Cyprus, Chemistry, Tennessee, Paris, Innovation, Reddit, Poland, Map, Scandinavia, Copenhagen


Prisoners' Tools Found Hidden in Chimney at Auschwitz

A team working to restore a historic building at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland have stumbled upon numerous items hidden by prisoners inside a chimney. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nazis, History, Holocaust, Second world war, Poland, Chimney, Auschwitz, Concentration Camps


Coronavirus live news: Russia records 10,000 new cases in a day as Wuhan prepares to test 11m residents

Pence avoiding Trump after aide’s positive test; Saudi oil profits drop 25%; French schools reopenBrazil and Mexico record deadliest day from Covid-19EU could reopen borders to countries with similar risk profilesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates - live 10.34am BST The continuing ban on public and religious gatherings in Nigeria has led to increasingly divided reactions from Churches in Nigeria. In recent weeks, two of the most influent...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, China, Russia, Nigeria, Africa, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases


Death rates from prostate cancer predicted to decline overall in EU but rise in Poland

Death rates from prostate cancer are predicted to fall in 2020 in the EU, largely due to better diagnosis and treatment, according to new research published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology. Death rates from lung and pancreatic cancers continue to rise in women. A total of 1.4 million people are predicted to die from all cancers by the end of 2020.
Tags: Science, Eu, Poland, Annals of Oncology Death


Coronavirus live news: Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro fires health minister

Dismissal comes after weeks-long stand-off, and as Trump casts doubt on China death toll and almost 700 test positive on French aircraft carrierCoronavirus latest: at a glanceTrump fans flames of Chinese lab theory during daily briefingAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 8.24pm BST Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has sacked his popular health minister Luiz Mandetta after a weeks-long stand-off between the two men over radically different views of the cor...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, China, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Poland, Brazil


Coronavirus live news: Italy sees lowest increase in infections for a month as global cases near 2 million

Leader of Ireland’s Sinn Féin tests positive; confirmed cases in Africa pass 15,000; Trump repeats WHO funding threatPutin warns Russia faces ‘extraordinary’ crisisTrump turned a briefing into a presidential tantrumUK coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.30pm BST Health authorities in France have reported 762 new deaths from coronavirus, including 559 in hospitals and 221 in care homes. In total the number of confirmed cases reported by ...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, China, Russia, Africa, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology


Coronavirus live news: China's Wuhan city reopens as Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; Global cases pass 1.4 millionBoris Johnson ‘stable’ in intensive care and not on ventilator, says No 10Australia coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsSee all of our coronavirus coverage 7.28am BST The last-minute decision to carry out the May presidential election by post in Poland due to the coronavirus pandemic has raised concern, EU values and transparency commissioner Vera...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Africa, Global, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Poland, Who, Boris Johnson


Estimote launches wearables for workplace-level contact tracing for COVID-19

Bluetooth location beacon startup Estimote has adapted its technological expertise to develop a new product designed specifically at curbing the spread of COVID-19. The company created a new range of wearable devices that co-founder Steve Cheney believes can enhance workplace safety for those who have to be colocated at a physical workplace even while social distancing and physical isolation measures are in place. The devices, called simply the “Proof of Health” wearables, aim to provide contact...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Hardware, Bluetooth, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Poland, World Health Organization, Gps


World virus infections hit 200,000; Borders jammed in Europe

By DAVID RISING and CHRIS BLAKE BERLIN — Desperate travelers choked European border crossings on Wednesday after nations implemented strict controls in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, creating traffic jams miles long and slowing the passage of trucks carrying critical supplies. The number of people infected worldwide crested the 200,000 mark and deaths topped 8,000, with the number of people now recovered at more than 82,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins Univer...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, New York, Science, Milan, London, News, Minneapolis, Washington, Mexico, La, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin


Coronavirus: EU brings in travel ban as France enters 'war' footing

Macron tells citizens to prepare for ‘long and difficult crisis’ as country goes into lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe EU has endorsed the strictest travel ban in its history as France joined Italy and Spain in full lockdown and Donald Trump told Americans to change their behaviour, acknowledging for the first time that beating the coronavirus could take months.EU leaders on Tuesday suspended all travel into the passport-free Schengen zone by non-EU nationa...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Eu, Spain, European Union, World news, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Poland, Donald Trump, Macron, Austria Hungary, Coronavirus outbreak


Alcoholism without borders

In some former Soviet bloc countries, men often die early due to alcohol abuse. Alcoholism-related mortality varies considerably from one region to another, according to a study in the European part of Russia, Belarus, Lithuania and Poland. The most problematic regions in these terms are north-western and western Russia, eastern and north-western Belarus, south-eastern Lithuania, and eastern and central Poland, say an international team of demography researchers that included scholars from HSE U...
Tags: Science, Russia, Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Russia Belarus Lithuania


Cold storm to bring burst of snow to central Europe around midweek

Portions of Germany and the Alps will face bouts of snowfall and slippery travel beginning Tuesday night and lasting through the middle of the week.A cold front will sweep through central Europe during this time frame, bringing falling temperatures and a return of wintry precipitation to the region.While precipitation will begin in the form of rain for places like Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich, Germany, as well as Zurich, Switzerland, a transition to snow is expected from Tuesday night into We...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Poland, Alps, Accuweather, Zurich Switzerland, Munich Germany, Roys, DirecTV Frontier, Nuremberg Stuttgart, Alps Roads


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


Five millimeter diameter motor is powered directly with light

Researchers at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw, with colleagues from Poland and China used liquid crystal elastomer technology to demonstrate a rotary micromotor powered with light. The 5-millimeter diameter ring, driven and controlled by a laser beam, can rotate and perform work, e.g. by rotating another element installed on the same axis.
Tags: Science, China, Poland, University of Warsaw


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


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


Genius Series: The defiant life of Marie Curie

Big Think has just launched its Genius Series of tees, sweatshirts, posters and more!We're paying tribute to the first female Nobel Prize winner, Marie Curie.Select Rush or Super Rush Delivery to get your order before Christmas Day! None Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. – Marie Curie None Marie Curie was a tra...
Tags: Science, Design, Women, History, Chemistry, Physics, Paris, Innovation, Poland, Marie Curie, Curie, Sorbonne, Pierre Curie, Marie Curie None Marie Curie, Nikola Tesla Isaac Newton


Netflix Will Revise Nazi Documentary After Poland Accuses It of ‘Rewriting History’

Netflix plans to revise a recently released documentary after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki implored Netflix CEO Reed Hasting to edit maps shown in the series.Read more...
Tags: Science, Germany, Nazis, Netflix, Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, Reed Hasting, The Devil Next Door


2019 Nobel Prizes: What you can learn from this year's winners

Each year, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards six Nobel Prizes.The categories are: literature, physics, chemistry, peace, economics, and physiology & medicine.The Nobel prizes will be announced each business-day until October 14. Nobel Peace Prize Ethio­pian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali won the Nobel Peace on Friday for helping to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.Eritrea and Ethiopia, two of the world's poorest nations, fought a war against each other from 1998 t...
Tags: Isis, Science, Economics, Earth, Physics, United States, Innovation, United Nations, Serbia, Poland, Ethiopia, Literature, Eritrea, Albert Einstein, Cambridge University, Princeton


Polish sextuplets surprise parents and doctors expecting five

Poland's first sextuplets on record, two boys and four girls, were born in the southern city of Krakow on Monday to the surprise of parents and doctors who had expected five babies. "We have already made some preparation at home with five children in mind so now we'll have to rearrange things a bit," said the children's mother Klaudia Marzec.
Tags: Science, Poland, Krakow


5,000-Year-Old Grave Reveals Mass Murder of a Bronze Age Family

All 15 people found in a Bronze Age mass grave in southern Poland were killed by a blow to the head, yet their bodies were buried together with great care and consideration. Genetic evidence now suggests these individuals were members of the same extended family—a finding that’s casting new light on a tumultuous era…Read more...
Tags: Science, Genetics, Anthropology, Poland, Mass Graves


Polish graphic novel tells Holocaust survivors' tales

A Polish artist has brought the horrors of the Holocaust to life in a graphic novel based on survivors' testimonies, published to mark the 75th anniversary of a museum on the site of the concentration camp where they were interned. "Chleb wolnosciowy", or "The bread of Freedom", combines the accounts of 11 prisoners at the Majdanek camp in eastern Poland, where 80,000 people, mainly Jews, are estimated to have died. "I wanted it to tell real stories, just like ...how today we also often don't ...
Tags: Science, Poland, Majdanek


US is hotbed of climate change denial, international poll finds

Out of 23 countries, only Saudi Arabia and Indonesia had higher proportion of doubters Donald Trump refers to temperature change as he announces his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement in 2017. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters The US is a hotbed of climate science denial when compared with other countries, with international polling finding a significant number of Americans do not believe human-driven climate change is occurring. A total of 13% of Americans polled in a 23-...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, New York, Science, London, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Global, US, Earth, Labour, Paris, Poland


US is hotbed of climate change denial, major global survey finds

Exclusive: Out of 23 big countries, only Saudi Arabia and Indonesia had higher proportion of doubters Donald Trump refers to temperature change as he announces his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement in 2017. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters The US is a hotbed of climate science denial when compared with other countries, with international polling finding a significant number of Americans do not believe human-driven climate change is occurring. A total of 13% of Americans ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, New York, Science, London, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Global, US, Earth, Labour, Paris, Poland


Does alcohol really improve your foreign language skills?

Learning a foreign language can make you smarter, build multitasking and decision-making skills, ward off Alzheimer’s, improve memory, and much more. It is easier to travel and meet new people in other country if you can have a conversation in their native language, right? Lots of people say they speak a foreign language (obcy język) better after a drink or two. I remember this one situation from when I was in high school. Students from Germany were visiting our school and all of us were competi...
Tags: Science, London, Friends, Germany, Linguistics, Poland, Languages, Countries, King 's College, University of Liverpool Maastricht University


Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg meets Pope Francis ahead of protest

Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg met the pope in Rome Wednesday ahead of a youth rally against climate change this week. "The Holy Father thanked and encouraged Greta Thunberg for her commitment in defense of the environment, and in turn Greta, who had requested the meeting, thanked the Holy Father for his great commitment in defense of creation," the director of the Holy See Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti, told reporters about the meeting Wednesday morning in the Vatican. The ...
Tags: Science, Rome, Pope Francis, United Nations, Poland, Vatican, Greta, Holy See Press Office, Greta Thunberg, Alessandro Gisotti


If Mars Had Water, Where Did It Go?

It’ll be a fine day for Poland Spring, when Mars is finally colonized: bottled’s the only option, when you’re living on a planet whose last substantial traces of flowing liquid water disappeared a few billion years ago. That ancient water has occasioned much study and debate, and provided the name for at least one …Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Water, Poland, Mars


Polish hero of American Revolutionary War may have been intersex, researchers say

A famed Polish general who fought in the American Revolutionary war and became a protege of George Washington may have been intersex, researchers say. Scientists first found that Casimir Pulaski's skeleton had female characteristics about 20 years ago, but were unable to prove it was definitely him.But DNA testing has now confirmed the female skeleton contained in a metal box under the monument to the general in Georgia was indeed Mr Pulaski's.The new evidence suggests that although Mr P...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Washington, France, New York City, US, America, Georgia, United States, Poland, Associated Press, Catholic, Illinois, Savannah, George Washington, Powell



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