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Scientists behind ocean warming study say errors were made

Scientists behind ocean warming study say errors were made

Scientists behind a study that found the world’s oceans were warming faster than previously believed have said their work contained errors, which means they cannot reach conclusions with such certainty. The issues “do not invalidate the study’s methodology or the new insights into ocean biogeochemistry on which it is based,” said co-author Ralph Keeling, in…MORE

Frozen super-Earth discovered six light-years away

Frozen super-Earth discovered six light-years away

Astronomers have found a frozen exoplanet more than three times the mass of Earth, orbiting a star that’s only six light-years away. The exoplanet is orbiting Barnard’s star, the closest solitary star to our sun. This makes it the second closest known exoplanet to us. Previously, an exoplanet was found orbiting in the three-star Proxima…MORE

Scientists vote on new way to measure a kilogram

Scientists vote on new way to measure a kilogram

For more than 100 years Paris has been home to Le Grand K, a block of metal that defines the precise weight of a kilogram. Everything from kitchen scales to gym weights around the world have been manufactured to the standard set by the cylinder of platinum iridium, which has been kept in a high-security…MORE

UK minister to pressure Saudi on Khashoggi murder and Yemen bloodshed

UK minister to pressure Saudi on Khashoggi murder and Yemen bloodshed

The UK foreign secretary will visit Saudi Arabia on Monday to urge leaders to end the war in Yemen and cooperate with Turkey’s investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Jeremy Hunt will be the first senior British minister to visit Saudi Arabia since the Washington Post columnist was killed in the Saudi embassy…MORE

Black holes, galactic fountains and a Big Bang star: This week in space

Black holes, galactic fountains and a Big Bang star: This week in space

This week, scientists speculated that an interstellar object called ‘Oumuamua’ could be an alien probe due to the way it was accelerating through our solar system as it blitzed past last year. The Parker Solar Probe is doing well despite its first close brush with the sun, 15 million miles from its surface, after going…MORE

Britons are still watching black-and-white TV

Britons are still watching black-and-white TV

Black-and-white televisions haven’t yet gone the way of the dinosaur in the UK. More than 7,000 households still use monochromatic television sets more than half a century after color transmissions were first broadcast across the UK, the licensing body, TV Licensing, said in a statement. London is home to the most black-and-white licenses in the…MORE

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