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‘Every day it doesn’t rain, the pressure mounts’

‘Every day it doesn’t rain, the pressure mounts’

Science
David Barton's fields on his farm in Gloucestershire should be green and full of grazing cattle.Instead the grass has turned yellow, the land is bone-dry, and many of the crops that feed his cows have died."Every day that it doesn't rain, every day that it's hot and dry, the pressure mounts," he says.As England and Wales enter a heatwave forecast to last until Sunday, these are challenging times for farmers.Experts warn that the extreme weather like the hot and dry conditions in July will inevitably lead to smaller harvests in the UK. This in turn will make the food we buy in the supermarkets even more expensive.David, aged 54, is the third generation of his family to work on his farm in Cirencester. He's now resorted to feeding his cattle the food reserved for winter."This is fast approac...

GameStop’s stupefying stock rise doesn’t hide its reality

Technology
NEW YORK -- Behind GameStop's stock surge is the grim reality of its prospects: The video game retailer is floundering even as the industry around it is booming.GameStop has been swept up in a battle between big-moneyed hedge funds betting against it and small investors trying to prop it up. That has caused GameStop's share price to soar despite the shaky financials underneath.Flailing companies like AMC Entertainment and American Airlines have likewise enjoyed a stock surge, but GameStop has been the primary battleground between the Davids and the Goliaths. Shares rocketed 1,600% in the last three weeks, closing at $ 325 per share on Friday and giving GameStop a market cap of nearly $ 17 billion. Shares have since been cratering. On Tuesday, they fell 60% to close at $ 90.Many investor...
Data shows demilitarizing police doesn’t put officers or the public at risk

Data shows demilitarizing police doesn’t put officers or the public at risk

Science
Dec. 7 (UPI) -- According to a new study, demilitarizing U.S. police departments doesn't lead to an uptick in crime or jeopardize police safety. In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, many police departments began acquiring armored vehicles, body armor and other types of military grade weapons and equipment with funding from the Department of Homeland Security. Advertisement Militarized police units have since become commonplace, researchers say. This summer, units armed with helmets, shields, tear gas and rubber bullets were frequently deployed to break up protests sparked in response to deaths of civilians, like George Floyd, at the hands of police officers. Police advocates claim the transfer of surplus military equipment to law enforcement has led to reductions in crime, but...

With so many people living longer, advisors help to make sure the fear of outliving money doesn’t become a reality

Finance
sturti | E+ | Getty ImagesAlfred Abraham has had colon cancer, prostate cancer, open heart surgery and his left eye removed.Yet at 100, he's still alive and well. Every day, he and his partner Brian eat fruit and salad and go for walks. He and his family were planning a big party to celebrate his becoming a centenarian this past April, but the pandemic wouldn't allow for it. "At the present time, I'm doing very nicely despite what's going on," said Abraham, a former CPA and bank executive who lives in New York. One big part of why he's doing so well is his financial advisor, he says.More from Advisor Insight:Target-date funds are getting more personalEight costly retirement mistakes to avoidPreparing heirs for the $ 68 trillion 'great wealth transfer'"He's doing a very good job ...
Prolonged microgravity exposure doesn’t cause loss of brain tissue, study says

Prolonged microgravity exposure doesn’t cause loss of brain tissue, study says

Science
Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Long-term space travel can have a variety of effects on the physiology of astronauts. New research suggests prolonged exposure to microgravity does cause parts of the brain to reorganize itself, but does not trigger neurodegeneration, the loss of brain tissue. For the new study, published Friday in the journal Science Advances, researchers imaged the brains of 11 male cosmonauts from Russia who spent an average of roughly six months in space. Seven months later, the team followed up with a second round of imaging. Advertisement "This specific type of MRI we used, diffusion MRI, operates by acquiring 153 brain scans for each session, rather than just one brain scan," lead researcher Steven Jillings, doctoral student at the University of Antwerp, told UPI in an email. "Each...