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Climate change: Big lifestyle changes are the only answer

Climate change: Big lifestyle changes are the only answer

Science
The UK government must tell the public small, easy changes will not be enough to tackle climate change, warn experts.Researchers from Imperial College London say we must eat less meat and dairy, swap cars for bikes, take fewer flights, and ditch gas boilers at home.The report, seen by BBC Panorama, has been prepared for the Committee on Climate Change, which advises ministers how to cut the UK's carbon footprint.It says an upheaval in our lifestyles is the only way to meet targets.The government has passed a law obliging the country to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050.It is "going further and faster than any other developed nation to protect the planet for future generations", a government spokesperson told BBC Panorama. ...
Minecraft Earth: Minecraft’s answer to Pokemon Go

Minecraft Earth: Minecraft’s answer to Pokemon Go

Technology
Minecraft Earth is the new augmented reality version of the famous building game coming later this year.Made famous by Pokemon Go, augmented reality games allow players to bring real and virtual worlds together. Newsbeat has been among the first to see the new title in action and has spoken to the team behind it. Is this really what fans of the franchise want? Is it just a gimmick? What can fans expect?Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology
Mars: The box seeking to answer the biggest question

Mars: The box seeking to answer the biggest question

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Is it possible? Is there life on Mars? Ever since the Mariner 4 probe made the first successful visit to the Red Planet - a flyby in July 1965 - we've sent a succession of missions that have given us all sorts of fascinating information about Earth's near neighbour - but not the answer to the only question that really matters. So, take a look at the technology that may finally change the game. This is the Analytical Laboratory Drawer, or ALD - a sophisticated three-in-one box of instruments that will examine rock samples for the chemical fingerprints of biology. On Thursday, it was gently lifted by crane and lowered into the ExoMars "Rosalind Franklin" rover, the six-wheeled buggy that will carry it...
IL&FS case: Auditors have many questions to answer, says Corporate Affairs Secretary

IL&FS case: Auditors have many questions to answer, says Corporate Affairs Secretary

Finance
New Delhi: As the probe continues into the IL&FS case, a senior government official has said the group's auditors have "many questions to answer" prima facie as they are supposed to act as "gatekeepers" and detect widespread irregularities, but it will be premature to pass any judgement at this stage. "We are not expecting an auditor to detect a needle in a haystack, but if an elephant is in a room they ought to find it. That is the issue," Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas said. Crisis-hit IL&FS group's debt burden is estimated to be more than Rs 94,000 crore and various entities, including some former officials and auditors, are under the scanner for widespread irregularities and huge loan defaults. "Prima facie, it appears that they (auditors) have many questions to ...