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Brunt Ice Shelf: Big iceberg calves near UK Antarctic base

Brunt Ice Shelf: Big iceberg calves near UK Antarctic base

Science
A big iceberg approaching the size of Greater London has broken away from the Antarctic, close to Britain's Halley research station. Surface instruments on the Brunt Ice Shelf confirmed the split early on Friday. There is currently no-one in the base, so there is no risk to human life.The British Antarctic Survey has been operating Halley in a reduced role since 2017 because of the imminent prospect of a calving.The berg has been measured to cover 1,270 sq km - nearly 490 square miles. Halley is positioned just over 20km from the line of rupture. BAS has an array of GPS devices on the Brunt. These relay information about ice movements back to the agency's HQ in Cambridge. Robots deployed at A68A mega-iceberg remnantsWest Antarctica's Getz glaciers flowing fasterPolar scientists wary of im...
Why do women appear to bear the brunt of ageism at work?

Why do women appear to bear the brunt of ageism at work?

Business
"As soon as women show any visible signs of ageing, they are viewed as not only less attractive, but less competent," says 72-year-old Bonnie Marcus.The founder of Bonnie Marcus Leadership in Santa Barbara, California, she coaches women on how to advance their careers and hosts the podcast Badass Women at Any Age. She argues that as women get older, they face the double whammy of sexism and ageism. Tricia Cusden is the founder of Look Fabulous Forever, a make-up range for older women. "I'm 72 and I'm working as hard as I've ever worked," she says. "In fact, my age is the biggest benefit. It's my biggest asset," she adds emphatically. Tricia gave up her job as a consultant trainer in the corporate world in her mid-60s to look afte...