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‘Extreme corals’ discovered in Great Barrier Reef’s mangrove lagoons

‘Extreme corals’ discovered in Great Barrier Reef’s mangrove lagoons

Science
Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Corals capable of withstanding extreme conditions have been found inside mangrove lagoons around Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Scientists found 34 coral species living in the "hot spots" of coral resilience. Inside the lagoons, the so-called "extreme corals" are exposed to high acidity, low oxygen and highly variable temperature conditions. By studying coral species that have adapted to rapidly shifting ocean conditions, scientists can gain insight into how coral will respond to climate change and other environmental stressors. "This highlights the need to study environments that would usually be considered unfavorable to corals in order to understand how stress tolerance in corals works," Emma Camp, research fellow at the University of Technology Sydney, said in a new...
Google directing people to extreme content and conspiracy theories

Google directing people to extreme content and conspiracy theories

Technology
Google is directing people towards misinformation and conspiracy theories by placing YouTube videos prominently in its search results, an investigation by Sky News has found.Sky News found a number of search terms where extreme content and conspiracy theories featured highly in Google's results - including several topics of public concern. They appeared in the box marked "Videos", which Google places on the first page of certain searches, usually among the top results. For instance, a search for the phrase "5G birds" - a search term relating to a conspiracy theory that upgraded mobile networks will kill birds - showed an article debunking the theory by fact-checking organisation Snopes as the first line.Immediately underneath, the Videos box presented three YouTube videos repeating the cla...
Heart strain from extreme exercise doesn’t cause permanent damage, study says

Heart strain from extreme exercise doesn’t cause permanent damage, study says

Health
June 27 (UPI) -- Performing strenuous exercise, like taking part in a 24-hour ultramarathon, won't permanently hurt a person's heart, new research shows. High-intensity running puts more strain on the heart and drives up biomarkers that would otherwise indicate cardiac risk, according to a study published in June in Heliyon. However, those elevated biomarkers don't cause permanent damage. "Experienced runners performed with greater intensity and speed which placed strains on their hearts," Rodrigo Hohl, a researcher at Federal University of Juiz de Fora and study co-lead investigator, said in a news release. "Novice runners ran with less intensity, which resulted in lower cardiac biomarker levels." The study included 25 people who took blood tests before and after they ran in a 24-hour u...
Study: Impacts of extreme weather on communities influences climate beliefs

Study: Impacts of extreme weather on communities influences climate beliefs

Science
May 31 (UPI) -- New research suggests the impact of extreme weather on a person's neighbors and community has a greater influence on a person's climate change beliefs than individual losses. "We found that damage at the zip-code level as measured by FEMA was positively associated with stronger climate change beliefs even three or four years after the extreme flooding event our study examined," Elizabeth A. Albright, an assistant professor of the practice of environmental science and policy methods at Duke University, said in a news release. Albright and her colleagues sent surveys to a variety of communities impacted by heavy rains and flooding in Colorado. Researchers surveyed individuals that were directly impacted by flooding, as well as those that avoided individual property damages....
Kate Beckinsale and her toyboy lover Pete Davidson lock lips in extreme PDA

Kate Beckinsale and her toyboy lover Pete Davidson lock lips in extreme PDA

Entertainment
It's one of the most unlikely celeb relationships, but romance is certainly blossoming between 45-year-old Kate, and her toy boy beau Pete Davidson. And judging by their latest backseat smooch, the relationship is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. The Hollywood actress and Saturday Night Live star are now in the throws of a new relationship. The pair confirmed their romance last month by passionately kissing at a hockey game in New York. Related Articles Rumours had been swirling about the pair when they were first spotted together after the Golden Globes earlier this year.The relationship got tongues wagging as Pete is only five years older than Kate's daughter Lily Mo Sheen. Th...