Leaving London was a wrench, but our family life back in Coventry has so much more to offer
19 articles from SATURDAY 1.4.2023
Programmers, beware: ChatGPT has ruined your magic trick | John Naughton
Hayley Myers was worried about relocating back to her home city of Coventry after a decade in London, but she hasn’t looked backDuring those seemingly endless days of working from home in the midst of the first lockdown, we decided that enough was enough. My husband and I were squeezed around the dining table, one eye on our laptops and the other on our restless toddler. Pregnant with our second...
Perseverance rover collects first Mars sample of new science campaign
The generative AI tool can write code on request, making the specialist skill of programming open to everyoneBenedict Evans, a tech analyst whose newsletter is required reading for those who follow the industry, made an interesting point this week. He had, he said, been talking to generalist journalists who “were still under the impression that ChatGPT was a trivial parlour trick and the whole...
Melting Antarctic could impact oceans 'for centuries'
NASA's Perseverance rover cored and stored the first sample of the mission's newest science campaign on Thursday, March 30. With each campaign, the team explores and studies a new area. On this one, the rover is exploring the top of Jezero Crater's delta. Perseverance has collected a total of 19 samples and three witness tubes, and it recently deposited 10 tubes as a backup cache on the Martian...
Squirrels live longer in leafier parts of London, air pollution study shows
Rapidly melting Antarctic ice threatens to dramatically slow deep-water currents in the world's oceans, scientists say, impacting the spread of fresh water, oxygen and life-sustaining nutrients for centuries.
Deadly tornadoes strike U.S. South and Midwest, causing roof of concert theatre to collapse
The closer the rodents live to the centre of the city, the worse their symptoms of lung diseaseDeteriorating air quality is a major threat to health, and scientists have discovered that humans are not the only ones in danger.Grey squirrels suffer worsening lung damage the closer they live to the centre of a city, according to a study in London. It found the lungs of the rodent residents of...
After spinal cord injury, kinesthetic sense helps restore movement, model suggests
Storms that dropped possibly dozens of tornadoes killed at least 26 people in small towns and big cities across the U.S. South and Midwest, tearing a path through the Arkansas capital and collapsing the roof of a packed concert venue in...
UN body mulls deep sea mining amid demand for minerals
For nearly 50 years, a jawless fish called the lamprey has interested scientists because of its remarkable ability to recover from spinal cord injuries. A new study reveals a possible technique lampreys may use to swim again, despite sparse neural regeneration.
'Catastrophic' Arkansas tornado kills 3, Illinois storm leaves 1 dead
Pressure is mounting on an obscure U.N. body based in Jamaica to hit pause on plans to potentially open the world's deep seas to mining as companies push for permission to extract metals from seabeds in international waters.
Unlimited fines for water companies dumping sewage
A "catastrophic" tornado tore through the southern US state of Arkansas and killed three people on Friday, while severe storms further north caused the roof of an Illinois theater to collapse, leaving one dead and 28 injured, authorities said.
NASA Plans 2 Super Pressure Balloon Test Flights From New Zealand
Ministers want to "make polluters pay", after more than 300,000 waste spills in England's waterways last year.
Toddler’s mystery infection traced back to cake-snatching iguana
Portal origin URL: NASA Plans 2 Super Pressure Balloon Test Flights From New ZealandPortal origin nid: 486471Published: Friday, March 31, 2023 - 19:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Scientific Balloon Program is scheduled to conduct two super pressure balloon (SPB) launches from Wānaka, New Zealand, to further test and qualify the...
Three-year-old was on beach in Costa Rica when reptile tried to steal her dessert and bit her handIt could almost be a fable from Aesop, or a story from the Brothers Grimm: the toddler, the lizard and the cake. But for one small child, whose baked treat was snatched by an iguana, it was a tale with a twist.Doctors have revealed that the toddler ended up with an unusual infection after being bitten...