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Microsoft confirms Outlook issues

Microsoft confirms Outlook issues

Technology
Microsoft has confirmed that some users of its email service Outlook are unable to send email or access their accounts.Hundreds from around Europe have commented on the website Downdetector that they have been affected by the problem - many since Monday morning.One common issue seems to be that sent emails remain in the drafts folder and are not being delivered to recipients.On its website, Microsoft says the service dropped "unexpectedly" and it is working on a fix.Not all account holders are affected."Intermittent connectivity is affecting customers in some European countries, which we are working to resolve as soon as possible," said a Microsoft representative.Outlook incorporates Hotmail and Windows Live Hotmail accounts.On its service status page, Microsoft is currently saying that an...
US report confirms 2016 as warmest year on record

US report confirms 2016 as warmest year on record

Science
A report compiled by a US government agency has confirmed that 2016 was the warmest year on record and the third year in a row of record global warmth.The heat was the result of long-term global warming and a strong El Niño weather phenomenon, the report said.Global surface and sea temperatures, sea levels and greenhouse gases levels were all at record highs, it added.The report comes after President Donald Trump announced plans for the US to quit the 2015 Paris climate accord.Animation: Climate change explained in six graphicsWhat is climate change?Mr Trump has previously dismissed climate change as "a hoax".The international report, State of the Climate in 2016, was compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and is based on contributions from nearly 500 scient
Swiss cheese pipes: Missing lead confirms origins of Flint's water crisis

Swiss cheese pipes: Missing lead confirms origins of Flint's water crisis

Science
July 28 (UPI) -- Researchers have found evidence of missing lead in water pipes in Flint, Mich., confirming the origins of the health crisis.An analysis of the interiors of several service pipes revealed a Swiss cheese-like pattern -- the holes marking where lead used to be.The latest findings by University of Michigan scientists confirm the public explanation for the water crisis: that untreated, corrosive water caused lead to leech from the city's water pipes, poisoning thousands of Flint residents over a period of 17 months.Researchers studied the layer of lead rust from cross section samples of 10 service pipes in Flint's water system. They analyzed both the layer's texture and chemical composition, and used their observations to estimate the amount of lead leaching into the water syst...