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E-Scooters: Should they be legal on public roads?

E-Scooters: Should they be legal on public roads?

Technology
E-scooters and e-skateboards have been riding around many of the world's city streets. But while some countries have welcomed them, they are illegal to ride on public roads and pavements in the UK.Some riders are now calling for regulation rather than an outright ban. BBC Click finds out more.See more at Click's website and @BBCClickLet's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology
Snow, sea ice littered with microplastics in the Arctic

Snow, sea ice littered with microplastics in the Arctic

Science
Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Scientists have found surprisingly large amounts of microplastics in snow and sea ice samples collected in the Arctic and Alps. The research offers another reminder that tiny bits of plastic pollution can be transported long distances. Scientists estimate that snow washes microplastics out of the atmosphere, carrying them back to Earth's surface where they can accumulate in places like the Arctic. Researchers found microplastic concentrations as high as 14,400 particles per liter in Arctic snow samples. In one snow sample collected by the side of a rural road in the Bavarian Alps, researchers measured 154,000 particles per liter. The samples collected by scientists with the Alfred Wegener Institute and the Swiss WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF featured ...
Vegetable joke is funniest gag at the Edinburgh Fringe

Vegetable joke is funniest gag at the Edinburgh Fringe

Entertainment
A joke about vegetables has made it to the top of the menu as this year's funniest at the Edinburgh Fringe.Swedish comedian Olaf Falafel has won Dave's "Funniest Joke of The Fringe" award with the niche culinary pun.He took the title with the gag: "I keep randomly shouting out 'Broccoli' and 'Cauliflower' - I think I might have florets".It is from Falafel's show It's One Giant Leek For Mankind at the Pear Tree.In its 12th year, the prize rewards the funniest one-liner to grace the venues of the festival and celebrates the pool of talent the Fringe has to offer.The goal of finding the wittiest one-liners fell to an expert panel of 10 judges, comprising the UK's leading comedy critics. After scouri...
Artur Beterbiev vs Oleksandr Gvozdyk officially announced for October 18 in Philadelphia

Artur Beterbiev vs Oleksandr Gvozdyk officially announced for October 18 in Philadelphia

Sports
Artur Beterbiev and Oleksandr Gvozdyk will clash in a light-heavyweight unification bout on October 18 in Philadelphia, USA.The meeting of dangerous, unbeaten, Eastern-European champions has boxing fans’ mouths watering with many speculating that it could turn out to be the best fight of 2019. Artur Beterbiev has a 100 per cent KO rate On paper, it is undoubtedly right up there in terms of bouts made so far this year. Beterbiev, 14-0 (14 KOs), is a 34-year-old Russian who has stopped every one of his opponents to date. He claimed the IBF title from Enrico Koelling in 2017 and subsequently made two brutal defences as he crushed Callum Johnson and Radivoje Kalajdzic Gvozdyk, 17-0 (14 KOs), is a 32-year-old Ukrainian who dethroned long-reigning champion Adonis Stevenso
Oil tanker at centre of US power struggle departs Gibraltar

Oil tanker at centre of US power struggle departs Gibraltar

World
An Iranian oil tanker detained off Gibraltar early last month left the British territory and was headed through the Mediterranean towards Greece on Monday.Tehran warned any attempt by the US to seize the Adrian Darya 1 again would be met with "heavy consequences". The vessel, previously known as the Grace 1, left anchorage off the British territory at around 11pm local time on Sunday, Refinitiv shipping data showed.The tanker slowly steered southeast toward a narrow stretch of international waters separating Morocco and the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula.Its destination was not immediately clear, but tracking data suggested it was travelling in the direction of Kalamata in Greece. Advertisement ...