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Podcast: Danny Kelly's Trans Europe Express – Sunday, November 12

Podcast: Danny Kelly's Trans Europe Express – Sunday, November 12

Sports
Danny KellySunday, November 12, 2017Danny Kelly is joined by Gabriele Marcotti to take a look at all the big football news from the continent.They discuss Northern Ireland’s agonising World Cup play-off aggregate defeat to Switzerland, the European nations to look out for at next summer’s tournament and Gab gives us his views on a selection of Europe’s biggest club sides.This week’s European cult hero is the former Bulgarian international defender Trifon Ivanov and Tim Vickery joins the show to tell us all the news from South America.Plus, there’s also time to preview the remaining international play-offs.Listen above, or click here to download the podcast from iTunes.Let's block ads! (Why?)
Set of 9 million-year-old teeth suggests earliest human relatives could have lived in Europe

Set of 9 million-year-old teeth suggests earliest human relatives could have lived in Europe

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Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Researchers in Germany have recovered an unusual set of teeth estimated to be 9.7 million years old. The teeth are unlike any found in Europe or Asia, but closely resemble the teeth of Lucy, the famed female specimen of the hominin species Australopithecus afarensis.Scientists found the teeth while sifting through sediment in the Rhine river near Eppelsheim, a small city in southwestern Germany."They are clearly ape-teeth," lead researcher Herbert Lutz told the German newspaper Merkurist. "Their characteristics resemble African finds that are four to five million years younger than the fossils excavated in Eppelsheim. This is a tremendous stroke of luck, but also a great mystery."Because the teeth most closely resemble the much younger remains of pre-human relatives in Afr...
Revealed! The 15 best goalkeepers in Europe this season – ranked by save percentage

Revealed! The 15 best goalkeepers in Europe this season – ranked by save percentage

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Sommer has faced 27 shots on target.Thursday, October 19, 2017Goalkeepers aren't short of attention at the moment, with Hugo Lloris the latest to receive widespread praise for his performance in Tottenham's draw with Real Madrid mid-week.Who, though, has been the standout player in between the posts in Europe this season?talkSPORT.com has taken a look at the stats and can reveal the 15 best goalkeepers in Europe right now, ranked by their save percentage – scroll through the gallery above to see who features.Note: Only league data applies and goalkeepers to feature have made a minimum of four appearances this season.Let's block ads! (Why?)
Europe plans Sentinel satellite expansion

Europe plans Sentinel satellite expansion

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Europe has begun the process of scoping an expansion to its Sentinel Earth observation network. Six new satellite concepts will be studied, including a constellation of spacecraft that can monitor emissions of carbon dioxide. Invitations to tender (ITTs) for the feasibility work will be sent out to industry in the coming weeks. The European Space Agency hopes to put a list of satellites for implementation before ministers in late 2019. Those platforms that are selected would launch in the mid-2020s. Precisely how many of the six will make it to the launch pad will depend on the funds available, but Esa's Earth observation director is bullish about what can be achieved. "I'm not thinking about down-selection at this stage," said Josef Aschbacher. "I'm preparing six candidates and I want to...
Extreme weather 'could kill up to 152,000 a year' in Europe by 2100

Extreme weather 'could kill up to 152,000 a year' in Europe by 2100

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Extreme weather could kill up to 152,000 people yearly in Europe by 2100 if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, scientists say.The number is 50 times more deaths than reported now, the study in The Lancet Planetary Health journal said.Heat waves would cause 99% of all weather-related deaths, it added, with southern Europe being worst affected.Experts said the findings were worrying but some warned the projections could be overestimated.If nothing is done to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to improve policies to reduce the impact against extreme weather events, the study by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre says:Deaths caused by extreme weather could rise from 3,000 a year between 1981 and 2010 to 152,000 between 2071 and 2100Two in three people in Europe w...