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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


Colonial Cemetery Accidentally Unearthed in Philadelphia, and Researchers Race to Analyze the Bones

While digging a giant hole in the ground for a luxury residential building in Philadelphia, construction workers noticed something odd: Human bones kept turning up in the soil.Alarmed, an anonymous caller alerted the Medical Examiner's office, which halted the digging and looked at the bones. But these bones weren't from the recently departed, the examiner found. They were historic -- some dating to the 1700s -- and from the First Baptist Church burial ground, one of Philadelphia's f...
Tags: Science, United Kingdom, New York Times, New Jersey, Poland, Philadelphia, Temple University, Philadelphia Inquirer, First Baptist Church, Medical Examiner, Moran, Sarah Rogers, Rutgers University Camden, PMC Property Group, Society for American Archaeology, Anna Dhody


Will the sluggish U.S. ever make aggressive carbon cuts to rival Europe's?

With a rocket launcher strapped to his back, President Ronald Reagan rode fearlessly upon a long-extinct Velociraptor while brandishing a machine gun: This is the imagery — presented on poster board and carried to the floor of the Senate Chamber on March 26 — that Republican Senator Mike Lee used to mock the Green New Deal, a proposal to rapidly transform the U.S. energy infrastructure and slash the nation's ample emissions of carbon dioxide.  The Green New Deal, argued Lee, is not a seriou...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Congress, Senate, China, India, US, America, Eu, European Union, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, Ronald Reagan, Paris


Will the sluggish U.S. ever make aggressive carbon cuts to rival Europe's?

With a rocket launcher strapped to his back, President Ronald Reagan rode fearlessly upon a long-extinct Velociraptor while brandishing a machine gun: This is the imagery -- presented on poster board and carried to the floor of the Senate Chamber on March 26 -- that Republican Senator Mike Lee used to mock the Green New Deal, a proposal to rapidly transform the U.S. energy infrastructure and slash the nation's ample emissions of carbon dioxide. The Green New Deal, argued Lee, is not a seriou...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Congress, Senate, China, India, US, America, Eu, European Union, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, Ronald Reagan, Paris


Smog chokes coal-dependent Poland with no end in sight

Puffs of yellowish grey-and-black smoke billowing out of household chimneys create a blanket of smog choking the southern Polish mining town of Rybnik, one of the most polluted places in the European Union. A green smiley-face posted at the entrance of the school lets kids know the air quality is good, but a red face means they will have to stay indoors.
Tags: Science, European Union, Poland, Rybnik


Breast cancer survival improving following HRT scares, figures show

Breast cancer survival is significantly improving in the UK following scares over the safety of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), a major international study has found. The analysis reveals Britain’s survival rate has gone from the worst among Europe’s biggest countries to second best in the last five years. Improved screening for middle-aged women is partly the reason, however the authors also credit a reduction in take-up of HRT by menopausal women. The treatment is used to ease uncomfortable...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Eu, Spain, Britain, Italy, Poland, University of Milan, HRT, France Germany, Fabrice André, Baroness Delyth Morgan


Researchers predict 1.4 million deaths from all cancers in 2019 in the EU

Death rates from breast cancer are predicted to fall in all European Union (EU) countries in 2019 with the exception of Poland, according to new research published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology. In their annual predictions for cancer deaths in the EU, Carlo La Vecchia and colleagues predict there will be 1.4 million deaths from all cancers in 2019.
Tags: Science, Eu, Poland, European Union EU, EU Carlo La Vecchia


Poland defies green activists, EU with Baltic canal project

The Vistula Spit is a heavily wooded sandbank 55 km (34 miles) long but less than 2 km wide which encloses a coastal lagoon. Currently, the only access to the lagoon from the Baltic Sea is a channel at the Russian end of the spit. Poland's ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), deeply distrustful of Russia, says a canal is needed for both security and economic reasons.
Tags: Science, Russia, Eu, Poland, Baltic Sea, Justice Party, Vistula Spit


Poland defies green activists, EU with Baltic canal project

The Vistula Spit is a heavily wooded sandbank 55 km (34 miles) long but less than 2 km wide which encloses a coastal lagoon. Currently, the only access to the lagoon from the Baltic Sea is a channel at the Russian end of the spit. Poland's ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), deeply distrustful of Russia, says a canal is needed for both security and economic reasons.
Tags: Science, Russia, Eu, Poland, Baltic Sea, Justice Party, Vistula Spit


Lithuania to ask Belarus to switch nuclear plant to gas

Lithuanian prime minister Saulius Skvernelis will ask Belarus to convert its Russian-built nuclear power plant to gas provided by Lithuania's liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and a planned gas link between Lithuania and Poland. The nearly-completed nuclear plant has long been viewed as a threat to its safety and national security by Lithuania, which says it is not built to the highest safety standards, an allegation which is denied by Belarus. Astravets, which is near the border with Lithu...
Tags: Science, Russia, Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Saulius Skvernelis, Atomstroyexport


Oldest Frog Relative from North America Could Fit on Your Pinky Finger

It's possible that during the Triassic period, the crocodile-like phytosaur snapped at a frog-like creature, but missed. It's a good thing it did, because 216 million years later, paleontologists have found the fossils of these tiny creatures, the oldest known frog relative from North America, a new study finds.This frog -- nicknamed the Chinle frog because it was found in the Chinle Formation of northern Arizona -- is a big finding, but the creature itself was small, just over 0.5 inche...
Tags: Science, America, Arizona, Poland, Madagascar, North America, Grand Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Virginia Tech, Pangaea, STOCKER, Chinle, Michelle Stocker, Sterling Nesbitt, Biology Letters Pictures


Mayan Artifacts Used in Ritual Sacrifices Discovered at the Bottom of Sacred Lake

A team of Polish archaeologists diving in a possibly sacred lake in northern Guatemala has recovered hundreds of Mayan artifacts, including ceremonial bowls and obsidian blades that may have been used in ancient animal sacrifices.Scientists in Guatemala are examining the artifacts to learn more about the material culture of the Mayan people at different times. Researchers also want to learn how the objects may relate to Mayan religious practices.The researchers recovered more than 800 artifacts ...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Poland, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mesoamerica, Yucatan Peninsula, Flores, Chichen Itza, Aztec, Jagiellonian University, University of Warsaw, Torun, Peten, Sacred Lake


Europe's Populist Right Threatens to Erode Climate Consensus

The analysis, published Tuesday by the Berlin-based policy researcher, underscores the challenge climate advocates face entering European Union elections in May, which could challenge the durability of the bloc’s goals amid broad social and economic uncertainty. “Most of the narratives used to counter climate and energy policies are fundamentally rooted in economic or social justice grievances,” according to the report’s authors Stella Schaller and Alexander Carius. Support for right-wing popu...
Tags: Europe, Science, Berlin, European Union, Italy, Poland, Northern League, Stella Schaller, Alexander Carius


Europe's Populist Right Threatens to Erode Climate Consensus

The analysis, published Tuesday by the Berlin-based policy researcher, underscores the challenge climate advocates face entering European Union elections in May, which could challenge the durability of the bloc’s goals amid broad social and economic uncertainty. “Most of the narratives used to counter climate and energy policies are fundamentally rooted in economic or social justice grievances,” according to the report’s authors Stella Schaller and Alexander Carius. Support for right-wing popu...
Tags: Europe, Science, Berlin, European Union, Italy, Poland, Northern League, Stella Schaller, Alexander Carius


AP PHOTOS: Scientists fine-tune method to save rhinos

CHORZOW, Poland (AP) — Only two northern white rhinos exist in the world: both are female and neither can bear calves. But scientists have not given up hope of saving the species from extinction.
Tags: Science, Poland


Pompeo warns allies Huawei presence complicates partnership with U.S.

The United States and its Western allies believe Huawei Technologies' apparatus could be used for espionage, and see its expansion into central Europe as a way to gain a foothold in the EU market. Washington is concerned in particular about the expansion of Huawei, the world's biggest maker of telecoms equipment, in Hungary and Poland. "We want to make sure we identify (to) them the opportunities and the risks of using that equipment," Pompeo told reporters during a visit to Budapest.
Tags: Europe, Science, Washington, Eu, Hungary, United States, Poland, Huawei, Huawei Technologies, Pompeo


Pompeo warns allies Huawei presence complicates partnership with U.S.

Hungary is the first stop in Pompeo's trip to central Europe that also includes Slovakia and Poland, part of an effort to make up for a lack of U.S. engagement in the region that opened the door to more Chinese and Russian influence, administration officials say. Washington is concerned about China's growing presence, in particular the expansion of Huawei Technologies, the world's biggest maker of telecoms equipment, in Hungary and Poland. The United States and its Western allies believe Huawe...
Tags: Europe, Science, Washington, China, Eu, Hungary, United States, Poland, Slovakia, Huawei, Pompeo, Huawei Technologies the world


Huawei offers to build cyber security center in Poland

China's Huawei has offered to build a cyber security center in Poland where last month authorities arrested a Chinese employee of the telecommunications firm along with a former Polish security official on spying charges. "We are ready to establish a cyber security center in Poland if authorities accept this as a trusted solution," Tonny Bao, head of Huawei in Poland, told a news conference on Wednesday.
Tags: Science, China, Poland, Huawei, Tonny Bao


Huawei offers to launch cyber security center in Poland

Huawei, the world's biggest producer of telecommunications equipment, offers to launch a cyber security center in Poland, Tonny Bao, the head of Huawei Polish unit said on Wednesday. "We are ready to establish a cyber security center in Poland if authorities accept this as a trusted solution," Bao told a news conference. Another Huawei official, also speaking at the conference, said that there is no reason for Poland's government to exclude the Chinese firm from its future 5G network developme...
Tags: Science, Poland, Huawei, Bao, Tonny Bao


Poland to employ more inspectors to prevent suspect meat exports

Polish authorities will install cameras in slaughterhouses and employ more health inspectors to prevent exports of contaminated beef to other EU countries, chief veterinarian Pawel Niemczuk said on Thursday, after a TV report showed sick cows being taken for slaughter. "Video surveillance will be available 24 hours a day, but there should be someone with medical and veterinary knowledge that would (be able to) come and assess if the animals are unloaded in line with regulations," Niemczuk said....
Tags: Science, Eu, Poland, Pawel Niemczuk, Niemczuk


Far right protest during Auschwitz camp liberation commemoration

Dozens of Polish far right nationalists gathered at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland on Sunday to protest at the same time as officials and survivors marked the 74th anniversary of the camp's liberation in an annual ceremony. It was the first time the far right has held a protest at Auschwitz at the annual event, which is also International Holocaust Victims Remembrance Day. At the official ceremony on Sunday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and other government officials we...
Tags: Science, Poland, Auschwitz, Mateusz Morawiecki


'We are losing the race' on climate change: UN chief

The world is "losing the race" against climate change, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Thursday at the elite Davos forum, demanding bolder action from governments to arrest catastrophic warming. "Climate change is the defining issue of our time. Following a UN summit last month in Poland, which was designed to advance the Paris climate accord, Guterres said he was "not hopeful" that nations would find the necessary resolve.
Tags: Science, Davos, Paris, Poland, Un, Antonio Guterres, Guterres


'Make love, not CO2': Swiss students march for climate action

Thousands of school children and university students across Switzerland skipped class on Friday to march in the streets and demand climate action, telling politicians "There is no planet B". The protest was inspired by Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old Swedish girl who since last August has been ditching school each Friday to protest in front of Sweden's parliament demanding concrete action from politicians to halt climate change. After she garnered international headlines with a fiery speech befo...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, Greta Thunberg, Australia Belgium Britain Canada Japan


This computer program makes pharma patents airtight

Routes to making life-saving medications and other pharmaceutical compounds are among the most carefully protected trade secrets in global industry. Building on recent work programming computers to identify synthetic pathways leading to pharmaceutically complex molecules, researchers in Poland and South Korea have unveiled computerized methods to suggest only synthetic strategies that bypass patent-protected aspects of essential drugs. Their work appears Jan. 17, 2019, in the journal Chem.
Tags: South Korea, Science, Poland


Ancient 'Tomb' Unearthed in Guatemala Turns Out to Be Maya Steam Bath

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient steam bath that the Maya likely used for religious rituals -- and possibly relaxation -- more than 2,500 years ago. The steam bath, discovered in the ancient Maya city of Nakum in what is now Guatemala, had fragmented ceramic vessels and obsidian tools in it -- artifacts that were possibly used for rituals, said excavation co-leader Jarosław Źrałka, an assistant professor of New World archeology at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. "It is one ...
Tags: Science, Poland, Guatemala, Mesoamerica, Maya, Krakow, Krakow Poland, Jagiellonian University, Nakum, Jarosław Źrałka, Źrałka, Koszkul


Geoengineering could solve our climate problems if anyone allowed it

This weekend, I finished reading Oliver Morton’s The Planet Remade (thanks to reader Eliot Peper for recommending it). Morton has a multitude of goals with the book, but there were two I think are deeply valuable. First, geoengineering is a plausible approach to solving our climate problems this century, and second, engineering the climate generates tough policy challenges, but also opportunities to make the planet more equitable. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms. This is a rou...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Hollywood, Science, California, Government, China, Wordpress, Book Review, Tech, Policy, Beijing, West, Nato, Poland, Silicon Valley


Huawei's Poland Crisis Threatens to Intensify Spying Concerns

Huawei Technologies Co. cut loose a sales director arrested in Poland on suspicion of espionage, moving swiftly to distance itself from a case that may crystallize fears the telecoms giant helps Beijing spy on Western governments. Chinese’s largest technology company fired Wang Weijing, who was responsible for sales to public sector clients, saying the incident has brought Huawei “into disrepute,” without elaborating.
Tags: Science, Western, Beijing, Poland, Huawei, Huawei Technologies Co, Wang Weijing


Huawei Arrests in Poland Show How Trump Vs. China Tests Europe

Huawei is facing increasing pressure across the European Union amid growing concerns that Beijing could use the company’s equipment for spying, something executives have denied. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has been pushing European allies to block Huawei from telecom networks amid a wider dispute over trade with China.
Tags: Europe, Science, European Union, Beijing, Poland, Huawei, U S President Donald Trump



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