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Chelsea lead transfer battle for Ben Chilwell with Manchester United also in for Leicester defender

Chelsea lead transfer battle for Ben Chilwell with Manchester United also in for Leicester defender

Sports
Chelsea have move ahead of all their rivals in the race to sign Leicester and England defender Ben Chilwell, reports claim. Chilwell, the left-back, has emerged as one of the finest young players in the Premier League over the past few seasons, and he’s currently playing a key role for the Foxes as they attempt to gatecrash the top six after starting the campaign strongly. Getty Images - Getty Chilwell has been capped eight times by England and has already made more than 100 appearances at club level 'He's not finished, he's only 28!' - talkSPORT's funniest ever call His rise to fame has coincided with some of England’s biggest clubs keeping tabs on him, with the 22-year-old allegedly a target of Man City’s over the summer. Pep Gu
Insecticides that threaten bees also harm damselflies, study finds

Insecticides that threaten bees also harm damselflies, study finds

Science
July 5 (UPI) -- New research suggests damselflies are being harmed by thiacloprid, a common neonicotinoid insecticide used by farmers to kill aphids and whiteflies. When researchers first began testing the efficacy and safety of neonicotinoids, insecticides synthetically derived from nicotine, they determined the chemicals only harmed insects that actually ate the sprayed crops. Thus, only the targeted pests would be killed. But over the last decade, dozens have studies have shown this assumption to be false and identified neonicotinoid exposure as the primary driver of colony collapse disorder and the decline of honey bees all over the world. The latest study, published this week in the Journal of Applied Ecology, suggests other bystanders are also being negatively affected, including d...
Collision that formed the moon also brought Earth water, planetary scientists claim

Collision that formed the moon also brought Earth water, planetary scientists claim

Science
May 21 (UPI) -- Without the moon and water, life on Earth wouldn't be possible. New research out of Germany suggests both were delivered by Theia, which collided with Earth 4.4 billion years ago. Scientists have long puzzled over the origins of Earth's water. Earth was formed in the inner solar system, and the inner solar system was dry. The solar system's wet materials were relegated to the outer solar system. Water-rich carbonaceous meteorites, for example, hail from the outer solar system. Non-carbonaceous meteorites from the inner solar system are without water. At some point during Earth's early history, carbonaceous materials delivered large quantities of water. But the details and timing of this delivery process aren't well understood. "We have used molybdenum isotopes to answer ...
Climate change also wiped out life on Earth 252 million years ago

Climate change also wiped out life on Earth 252 million years ago

Science
Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Some 252 million years ago, nearly all live on Earth vanished. The fossil record suggests some 96 percent of all marine life disappeared, and scientists suspect the magnitude of losses on land was similar. But until now, scientists weren't sure what exactly caused the massive Permian Period extinction, an event known as the Great Dying. Researchers knew a series of volcanic eruptions set off a devastating chain of events, including deadly and disruptive climatic and environmental changes, but scientists couldn't agree on a smoking gun. Was it the sudden rise in ocean acidity? Did sulphur and other toxic metals poison the seas? Or did sudden rises in ocean temperatures wipe out almost all marine life? New models designed by scientists at the University of Washington and S...
If you have student loan debt, you might also need life insurance

If you have student loan debt, you might also need life insurance

Finance
Taking out a life insurance policy as a new college graduate may not be top of mind, but it's worth exploring if you have student loans. Some of that debt can live on, even if you die."That's not something that college-age students and their parents tend to think about," said Betsy Mayotte, director of consumer outreach and compliance for American Student Assistance, a nonprofit focused on higher education financing.Four in 10 student borrowers now owe at least $ 20,000 at graduation, double the share from a decade ago, according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Over the same period, the number of those owing at least $ 50,000 has more than tripled, from 5 percent to 16 percent of borrowers.If a relative or friend has co-signed on a student loan for you, and y...