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Thousands given wrong dates for self-isolation by Test and Trace

Thousands given wrong dates for self-isolation by Test and Trace

Technology
More than 7,000 people have been given the wrong dates for self-isolation by Test and Trace, Sky News can reveal, raising further questions about the competence of the troubled service.An error in the software used by Test and Trace meant that the contact-tracing service gave contacts of people who had tested positive for coronavirus the wrong dates for the start and end of their quarantine. A total of 7,230 people in England were affected, the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) confirmed to Sky News.Most were contacted with new advice on when their self-isolation period should end. But 2,455 individuals had already finished self-isolating before they could be reached. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player ...
Kelp found off Scotland dates back 16,000 years to last ice age

Kelp found off Scotland dates back 16,000 years to last ice age

Science
Scientists have discovered kelp off the coast of Scotland, Ireland and France that has survived since the last ice age, around 16,000 years ago.Experts from Heriot-Watt University's Orkney campus analysed the genetic composition of oarweed from 14 areas across the northern Atlantic ocean.The team found three distinct genetic clusters.It is hoped the discovery could help show how marine plant life survives extreme changes in climate.Dr Andrew Want collected samples from Kirkwall Bay, near his home.The marine ecologist said the "refugee populations" managed to hang on and survive "amid dramatic changes".'Critical role'Dr Want, who is based at Heriot-Watt's International Centre for Island Technology in Orkney, said: "Oarweed in Scotland and Ireland is more c...
Automakers extend dates for free services and warranties for customers due to lockdown

Automakers extend dates for free services and warranties for customers due to lockdown

Finance
Mumbai: With the country under lockdown, vehicle makers have extended the free services which were scheduled during this period as well as extended the warranties which will end during the lockdown to support their customers. Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, TVS Motor, Yamaha, Volkswagen and Hyundai have so far announced that the free services scheduled during the lockdown period will be honoured in succeeding months, while warranties expiring during this period will also be similarly extended. Many automakers also extended roadside assistance facilities considering that mechanic shops might be closed due to the lockdown. The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki on Monday said that the warranties and free services which were scheduled to end between 15 March and 31 April will be extended ti...
La Liga: Best matchups of 2019-2020 schedule, El Clasico dates

La Liga: Best matchups of 2019-2020 schedule, El Clasico dates

Sports
July 4 (UPI) -- The 2019-2020 La Liga schedule was announced Thursday. Rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid face off in El Clasico on Oct. 27 in Barcelona and March 1 in Madrid. Opening weekend matchups will take place Aug. 17 and Aug. 18. Those matches include: RC Celta vs. Real Madrid; RCD Mallorca vs. SD Eibar; Athletico Madrid vs. Getafe CF; RCD Espanyol vs. Sevilla FC; Deportivo Alaves vs. Levante UD; Valencia CF vs. Real Sociedad; Real Betis vs. R. Valladolid CF; CD Leganes vs. CA Osasuna; Athletic Club Bilbao vs. FC Barcelona; and Villarreal CF vs. Granada CF. Barcelona battles Real Betis in their second game Aug. 25. The La Liga champs battle Valencia Sept. 15 and Jan. 26 and Getafe Sept. 29 and Feb. 16. Lionel Messi's squad takes on Athletico Madrid on Dec. 1 and April 26. Real M...
Human impact on drought dates back 100 years, NASA study says

Human impact on drought dates back 100 years, NASA study says

Science
May 2 (UPI) -- The human impact on today's environment may have been happening a lot earlier than some people think. Humans have been creating atmospheric particles and greenhouse gases that contributed to worldwide droughts since the early 20th century, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature. The researchers measured soil moisture using a Palmer Drought Severity Index and drought atlas calculated by tree rings. The atlases could estimate when and where droughts occurred. "If you look at the fingerprint, you can say, 'Is it getting dry in the areas it should be getting drier? Is it getting wetter in the areas it should be getting wetter?'" said Kate Marvel, an associate research scientist at Columbia University and study lead author, in a news release. "It's climate detective...