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Coronavirus live news: Italy records lowest daily increase in deaths in a week

Germany and Italy extend lockdowns; Spain cases pass 100,000; global cases near 900,000; record daily fatalities in UKUS coronavirus - latest updatesUK coronavirus – live updatesWimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisBrazil state governors ignore Bolsonaro amid anger over handling of crisis See all our coronavirus coverage 6.14pm BST Portugal’s government has cleared the way to extend the nationwide state of emergency by 15 days to combat the spread of coronavirus.President Marcelo Reb...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, France, China, Germany, Russia, Africa, Spain, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Neanderthals Enjoyed Seafood, Too, New Evidence Suggests

Neanderthals living in Portugal during the last ice age consumed copious amounts of seafood, according to new archaeological evidence. The discovery suggests Neanderthals, like our modern human ancestors, made the most of marine resources.Read more...
Tags: Science, Anthropology, Portugal, Seafood, Neanderthals, Human Origins


Cave find shows Neanderthals collected seafood, scientists say

Discovery adds to growing evidence that Neanderthals were very similar to modern humans Neanderthals made extensive use of coastal environments, munching on fish, crabs and mussels, researchers have found, in the latest study to reveal similarities between modern humans and our big-browed cousins.Until now, many Neanderthal sites had shown only small-scale use of marine resources; for example, scattered shells. But now archaeologists have excavated a cave on the coast of Portugal and discovered ...
Tags: Science, Anthropology, Portugal, Archaeology, Evolution, Neanderthals


Neanderthals ate mussels, fish, and seals too

Over 80,000 years ago, Neanderthals fed themselves on mussels, fish and other marine life. The first evidence has been found by an international team including Göttingen University in the cave of Figueira Brava in Portugal. The excavated layers date from 86,000 to 106,000 years ago, the period when Neanderthals settled in Europe. Sourcing food from the sea at that time had only been attributed to anatomically modern humans in Africa. Results were published in Science.
Tags: Europe, Science, Africa, Portugal, Göttingen University, Figueira Brava


Science publishes study on Neanderthals as pioneers in marine resource exploitation

The journal Science has published a study led by the University of Barcelona, which presents the results of the excavation in Cueva de Figueira Brava, Portugal, which was used as shelter by Neanderthal populations about between 86,000 and 106,000 years ago. The study reveals fishing and shellfish-gathering contributed significantly to the subsistence economy of the inhabitants of Figueira Brava. The relevance of this discovery lies in the fact that so far, there were not many signs of these prac...
Tags: Science, Portugal, University of Barcelona


Rain in Spain, Portugal to alleviate drought conditions as spring gets underway

A storm traveling through Spain and Portugal with rain may be the last chance for the area to avoid a dangerous drought going into summer.Wet weather will return to much of Spain and Portugal in time for the weekend."A storm will dive southward through Portugal into southern Spain through Sunday, bringing rounds of rain for the Iberian Peninsula," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys.The heaviest rainfall will spread from northwestern Spain and northern Portugal to southeastern parts of bot...
Tags: Science, Spain, Portugal, Accuweather, Iberian Peninsula, Roys, Spain Portugal, DirecTV Frontier, Iberian Peninsula Keep


Coronavirus live news: outbreak like a nuclear explosion, says archbishop of Canterbury

Italy death toll approaches 3,000; Portugal declares state of emergency; worldwide cases pass 200,000. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceFollow our US coronavirus live blogFollow our Australia coronavirus live blogSee all our coronavirus coverageShare your experiences 11.24pm GMT The Australian stock market has risen slightly in opening trade even though US markets again tumbled by between 5% and 6% overnight.At about 10.15am the benchmark ASX200 index was up about 1.45...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, Africa, US, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Portugal, Canterbury, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Coronavirus live news: Italy deaths up by 475, biggest jump anywhere in a single day

Italy death toll approaches 3,000; Portugal declares state of emergency; worldwide cases pass 200,000. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceAll schools in UK to close from FridayHospital ships to be sent to New York, governor saysMore than 250m in lockdown as European measures widenShare your experiences 7.24pm GMT Two more people have died in Brazil, the Sao Paulo state health authority has announced. That brings the death toll in the country to three. The two people were...
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Coronavirus live news: death toll in Italy jumps by 475, highest number recorded anywhere in a day

Italy death toll approaches 3,000; Portugal declares state of emergency; worldwide cases pass 200,000. Follow the latest updatesAll schools in UK to close from Friday‘Parisians, don’t bring the virus’: plea from rural FranceHospital ships to be sent to New York, governor saysMore than 250m in lockdown as European measures widenShare your experiences 6.34pm GMT Greek health authorities have announced there are now 418 confirmed cases in the country; an increase of 31 over the last 24 hours. O...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, Science, Africa, Israel, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Portugal, Population and Immigration Authority


Coronavirus live news: WHO tells Africa to 'prepare for worst'; Lombardy death toll reportedly jumps by 319 in a day

Spain closes hotels; Portugal declares state of emergency; worldwide cases pass 200,000. Follow the latest updatesAll schools in UK to close from Friday‘Parisians, don’t bring the virus’: plea from rural FranceHospital ships to be sent to New York, governor saysMore than 250m in lockdown as European measures widenShare your experiences 5.34pm GMT Up to 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide due to the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nation’s International Labour Organisation (ILO) has warn...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, Science, Wales, Scotland, Africa, Spain, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Portugal


Coronavirus live news: Lombardy death toll reportedly jumps by 319 in a day; Spain to close all hotels

Tourists told to leave Spain; worldwide cases pass 200,000; infections in New York up 695. Follow the latest updatesThirty-two more people die in England, taking UK death toll to 104Hospital ships to be sent to New York, governor saysMore than 250m in lockdown as European measures widenTom Hanks has ‘the blahs’ as he and Rita Wilson recoverShare your experiences 4.24pm GMT The president of Portugal has declared a state of emergency over the spread of Covid-19, subject to approval by the coun...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, New York, Science, Africa, Spain, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Portugal, Arnold Schwarzenegger


Stormy pattern to bring more rain to Spain, Portugal

Following a storm that brought heavy rain, snow and wind across Spain over the weekend and early in the week, another storm is set to produce wet weather later this week.From Sunday into Monday, as much as 75 mm (3 inches) of rain fell in parts of eastern Spain. Heavy snow was also seen across the mountains where up to 30 cm (12 inches) fell.While the heaviest rain from the last system fell across eastern parts of the country, western Spain and Portugal are expected to get the more persistent ra...
Tags: Science, Spain, Portugal, Madrid, Accuweather, Valencia, Cordoba, Seville, Bilbao, Spain Portugal, Barcelona Zaragoza, Tyler Roys, Max Gawryla


'Do not let this fire burn': WHO warns Europe over Covid-19

Europe now centre of pandemic, says WHO, as Spain prepares for state of emergency The World Health Organization has stepped up its calls for intensified action to fight the coronavirus pandemic, imploring countries “not to let this fire burn”, as Spain said it would declare a 15-day state of emergency from Saturday.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director general, said Europe – where the virus is present in all 27 EU states and has infected 25,000 people – had become the centre of the epide...
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'Do not let this fire burn': WHO warns Europe over coronavirus

Europe now centre of pandemic, says WHO, as Spain prepares for state of emergency The World Health Organization has stepped up its calls for intensified action to fight the coronavirus pandemic, imploring countries “not to let this fire burn”, as Spain said it would declare a 15-day state of emergency from Saturday.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director general, said Europe – where the virus is present in all 27 EU states and has infected 25,000 people – had become the centre of the epide...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, France, China, India, Africa, Eu, Spain, European Union, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary


European countries take radical steps to combat coronavirus

Evidence grows that outbreak is easing in South Korea and has passed its peak in China Governments, central banks and EU ministers have taken further radical steps to stem the spread of the coronavirus and cushion its economic impact, as evidence grew that in China the outbreak has passed its peak and in South Korea it is easing.The Covid-19 pandemic has infected more than 135,000 people and killed nearly 5,000 globally, according to the Johns Hopkins university tracker, disrupting travel, closi...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, France, China, India, Africa, Eu, Spain, European Union, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary


Spain to enter state of emergency as EU nations step up coronavirus measures

Evidence grows that outbreak is easing in South Korea and has passed its peak in China Spain has said it will declare a state of emergency as European governments and EU institutions take further radical steps to stem the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak and cushion its economic impact.The virus was now present in all 27 EU states and had infected more than 25,000 people, authorities said, prompting many countries to strengthen their response to the crisis beyond closures of schools, unive...
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Spain declares state of emergency as EU nations step up coronavirus measures

Evidence grows that outbreak is easing in South Korea and has passed its peak in China The Spanish government is to declare a state of emergency as European national governments and EU institutions scramble to impose further restrictions to stem the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic and cushion its economic impact.The virus is now present in all 27 EU states and has infected more than 25,000 people, authorities said, prompting many countries to toughen their response to the crisis beyond cl...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, France, China, India, Africa, Eu, Spain, European Union, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary


Coronavirus death toll in U.S. climbs to 6 as viral crisis eases in China

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and MATT SEDENSKY SEOUL, South Korea — The death toll from the coronavirus in the U.S. climbed to six Monday and the disease spread to ever more countries and world capitals, even as new cases in China dropped to their lowest level in six weeks. A shift in the crisis appeared to be taking shape, as hundreds of patients were released from hospitals at the epicenter of the outbreak in China and the World Health Organization reported that nine times more cases were reported outside...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, Japan, New York, Science, Milan, News, Washington, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, New York City, US, Jerusalem


Potent storm to eye Spain, France and Italy after abnormally dry February

After a month-long dry spell in much of the western Mediterranean, March will come in like a lion with the arrival of stormy weather.The storm will move into northern Spain, from the Bay of Biscay later on Sunday, and spread rain, gusty winds and some high-elevation snow from Portugal to France."This storm will pack a punch, bringing with it heavy downpours that can lead to flash flooding and mudslides for the first few days of March," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Rob Richards.The heaviest rai...
Tags: Science, France, Spain, Barcelona, Italy, Portugal, Accuweather, Valencia, Mediterranean, Bay of Biscay, Richards, Iberian Peninsula, Mediterranean Sea, Spain France, Balearic Sea, DirecTV Frontier


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


Magnitude of Great Lisbon Earthquake may have been lower than previous estimates

The magnitude of the Great Lisbon Earthquake event, a historic and devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Portugal on All Saints' Day in 1755, may not be as high as previously estimated.
Tags: Science, Portugal


The World's Largest Floating Wind Farm Is Here

This is the second day of the new decade, and the world’s largest floating wind farm is already doing its damn thing and generating electricity. Read more...
Tags: Science, Renewable Energy, Portugal, Wind Energy, Floating Wind Farm, Wind For The Win


I was diagnosed with bowel cancer at 47 - this isn't just an old man's disease

It’s one of those sunny Monday mornings when, truth be told, most of us would like to sneak a day off. But for Matthew Wiltshire, the opposite is true.  “I’d love to be heading into work right now,” says Wiltshire, a 52-year-old IT sales director from Weybridge, Surrey. “I’m a work hard, play hard person. I miss the structure of the week.” We’re sipping coffee in the light-drenched kitchen of the waterside home Wiltshire shares with wife Sophie, a 49-year-old hair stylist and their two sons, Oli...
Tags: UK, Science, Instagram, India, Bbc, Nepal, Portugal, Macmillan, Charles, Wiltshire, Cancer Research UK, Oliver, Sophie, Weybridge Surrey, Isleworth, Jeremy Bowen


Off the Coast of Portugal, the Earth's Crust Might Be Peeling in Two

In 1969, a giant earthquake off the coast of Portugal kicked up a tsunami that killed over a dozen people. Some 200 years prior, an even larger earthquake hit the same area, killing around 100,000 people and destroying the city of Lisbon.Two earthquakes in the same spot over a couple hundred years is not cause for alarm. But what puzzled seismologists about these tremors was that they began in relatively flat beds of the ocean -- away from any faults or cracks in the Earth's crust where tect...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Earth, Vienna, Portugal, Kathmandu, National Geographic, Lisbon, European Geosciences Union General Assembly, National Geographic This, Ocean Hidden Beneath Earth, San Francisco Earthquake Nepal


A tectonic plate may have split apart, pulling Europe toward Canada

Geologists have long puzzled over a flat, featureless region off the coast of Portugal that's been the location of several earthquakes.A team may have confirmed that a drip-shaped mass, buried 155 miles below the seafloor, might be responsible for the seismic activity.If confirmed, the drip-shaped anomaly also suggests that geologists have for the first time observed the early stages of a subduction zone. None Since 1969, some geologists have been puzzled by a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off...
Tags: Europe, Science, Earth, Canada, Geology, Innovation, Portugal, National Geographic, Duarte, European Geosciences Union, Michael Purdy, João Duarte, Fabio Crameri, Maya Wei Haas


Bottle-fed babies are a quarter more likely to end up obese

Babies who are bottle-fed are quarter more likely to end up obese, research by the World Health Organisation suggests. The study of almost 30,000 children - the largest of its kind - found breast-feeding had a “protective” effect, reducing the chance of ending up with a weight problem. Those who were exclusively bottle-fed were 25 per cent more likely to be obese, the research on 16 nations found.   And in some countries, the risk was up to 90 per cent higher, the research presented at the Europ...
Tags: UK, Science, Spain, Britain, Netherlands, Portugal, Who, Glasgow, World Health Organisation, European Congress of Obesity, Katie Rollings Cultura, João Breda Head, Sue Ashmore, Unicef UK 's Baby Friendly Initiative


Seminal approach to recycle platelet concentrates for stem cell culture

In a paper to be published in a forthcoming issue of TECHNOLOGY, a consortium of researchers from Portugal have successfully conducted a proof-of-concept experiment to produce a new blood-derived product by application of pulsed electric fields (PEF) to platelet concentrates (PC) with no therapeutic value for transfusion medicine. This process guarantees the valorization of a blood-derived component that would otherwise be discarded.
Tags: Science, Portugal


Portugal's energy crisis worsens as fuel-tanker strike drags

Panicked motorists formed long lines at petrol stations, some crossing into Spain to refuel, while at airports reserves reached critically low levels in the run-up to the tourism-dependent economy's busy Easter season. Prime Minister Antonio Costa's government on Tuesday ordered striking drivers to supply essential services such as hospitals and airports, and to provide a minimum amount to fuel stations - but the decree did not seem to be fully heeded. "The government will do everything to ov...
Tags: Science, Spain, Portugal, Antonio Costa


Portugal's truck drivers to meet essential supplies as fuel dries up

Portugal declared an energy crisis on Tuesday night after the strike forced it to order striking workers to get back on the road immediately as airports resorted to emergency reserves, forcing at least one flight to be canceled. Airports in Lisbon and Faro, the country's two biggest tourist hubs, have been running low on fuel supplies, and long queues of motorists have formed outside thousands of petrol stations across the country. The government said in a statement that representatives from t...
Tags: Science, Portugal, Lisbon, National Union of Dangerous Goods Drivers


Mariner's Astrolabe from 1503 Shipwreck Is World's Oldest

A rare navigational tool has snagged a Guinness World Record as the oldest mariner's astrolabe.The astrolabe dates to between 1496 and 1501; it sank to the bottom with a shipwreck in 1503 near the coast of the island of Al-Ḥallānīyah, in what is now Oman. The find is one of only 104 historical astrolabes in existence."It is a great privilege to find something so rare, something so historically important," David Mearns, an oceanographer at Blue Water Recovery, said in a 2017 statement after t...
Tags: England, Science, India, Portugal, Oman, University of Warwick, Lisbon, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Mearns, David Mearns, Blue Water Recovery, International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Vicente Sodre, Al Ḥallānīyah, Vasco da Gama Sodre



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