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Suez Canal reopens after giant stranded ship is freed

Suez Canal reopens after giant stranded ship is freed

World
Traffic has resumed in Egypt's Suez Canal after a stranded container ship blocking it for nearly a week was finally freed by salvage crews.Tug boats honked their horns in celebration as the 400m-long (1,300ft) Ever Given was dislodged on Monday with the help of dredgers.Hundreds of ships are waiting to pass through the canal which links the Mediterranean to the Red Sea.It is one of the world's busiest trade routes.The cost of the Suez Canal blockageHow do you refloat a giant cargo ship?In pictures: Efforts to shift huge ship from canalPeter Berdowski, CEO of Dutch salvage company Boskalis, said the Ever Given had been refloated at 15:05 (13:05 GMT) on Monday, "thereby making free passage through the Suez Canal possible again".Egyptian officials say the backlog of ships waiting to transit t...
Trump blacklists smartphone giant Xiaomi

Trump blacklists smartphone giant Xiaomi

Technology
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Eurasian eagle owl pellets offer records of threatened giant bush-crickets

Eurasian eagle owl pellets offer records of threatened giant bush-crickets

Science
Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The Balkan Peninsula hosts the greatest diversity of grasshoppers, crickets and bush-crickets on Earth, but in many countries, including Bulgaria, data on rare and endangered species is sparse. The big-bellied glandular bush-cricket, Bradyporus macrogaster, is one such rare species. Advertisement To better understand the distribution and abundance of the endangered cricket, in addition to two closely related bush crickets, scientists turned to the pellets of partially digested food regurgitated by Bulgaria's Eurasian eagle owl, Bubo bubo. Their survey of owl pellets in southeastern Bulgaria showed the Eurasian eagle owl has come to rely heavily on the three bush cricket species, especially on the endangered big-bellied glandular bush-cricket. More than just a home to bush...
Giant Antarctic iceberg A68a is not done yet

Giant Antarctic iceberg A68a is not done yet

Science
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Giant iceberg A68a shatters into large fragments

Giant iceberg A68a shatters into large fragments

Science
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