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Traces of old hurricanes show how hard climate science is

Incoming! THAT hurricanes are likely to become more powerful as the climate warms is not a matter much debated among researchers. A warmer climate will increase sea-surface temperatures relative to those of the adjacent atmosphere in some regions, leading to more evaporation, more clouds and stronger storms. You might expect …

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Abe coalition on track for big win – exit polls

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition was on track for a big win in today’s election, media exit polls showed. The result if confirmed would potentially reenergise a push towards his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution. Mr Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party-led (LDP) coalition was set to …

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W.H.O. Rescinds ‘Good-Will Ambassador’ Appointment for Mugabe

Photo Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s president, in 2016. Credit Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/Associated Press After days of scathing criticism around the globe for naming Zimbabwe’s leader, Robert Mugabe, a “good-will ambassador” for health, the leader of the World Health Organization said on Sunday that he had rescinded the title. In a statement, the …

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A better way to search through scientific papers

ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI) is not just for playing games. It also has important practical uses. One such is in Semantic Scholar, a system developed by researchers at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, in Seattle, for the purpose of ferreting out the scientific papers most relevant to a particular problem. …

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WHO Director-General rescinds Mugabe appointment

The World Health Organisation has rescinded the appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador after major Western donors and rights groups voiced outrage. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus named Mr Mugabe to the largely ceremonial post at a high-level WHO meeting on chronic diseases, attended by both …

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10,000 remain without power following storms

Crews are still working to reconnect electricity to around 10,000 customers who remain without power following Storm Ophelia last Monday and Storm Brian yesterday. The ESB has again warned people to stay away from power lines on the ground as they are still live and dangerous. On Friday, Irish Water …

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Putin rival leaves jail as Kremlin race heats up

Russian opposition leader and anti-Putin campaigner Alexei Navalny declared “I’m out” after he was released from a detention centre in Moscow. The 41-year-old lawyer, who plans to run in next year’s presidential election, was freed after serving a 20-day jail term for organising protests against the country’s leader. Mr Navalny …

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Jermaine Whitehead: Green Bay Packers sign safety to active roster

Oct. 21 (UPI) — The Green Bay Packers have added safety Jermaine Whitehead to the active roster from the practice squad. Packers executive vice president, general manager and director of football operations Ted Thompson announced the signing on Saturday. Whitehead, 24, entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent …

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Shopkick lays off about 10 percent of staff

Shopkick, a shopping rewards app owned by SK Telecom, laid off a little more than 10 percent of its staff (about 30 people) yesterday, TechCrunch has learned. Shopkick CEO Bill Demas confirmed the layoffs to TechCrunch, saying the layoffs were part of a broader restructuring of the business. Shopkick, which …

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