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Antarctica 'gives ground to the ocean'

Antarctica 'gives ground to the ocean'

Science
Scientists now have their best view yet of where Antarctica is giving up ground to the ocean as some its biggest glaciers are eaten away from below by warm water. Researchers using Europe's Cryosat radar spacecraft have traced the movement of grounding lines around the continent. These are the places where the fronts of glaciers that flow from the land into the ocean start to lift and float. The new study reveals an area of seafloor the size of Greater London that was previously in contact with ice is now free of it. The report, which covers the period from 2010 to 2016, is published in the journal Nature Geoscience. "What we're able to do now with Cryosat is put the behaviour of retreating glaciers in a much wider context," said Dr Hannes Konrad from the University of Leeds, UK. "Our meth...
England stars once formed a guard of honour for Paul Scholes after a training ground masterclass

England stars once formed a guard of honour for Paul Scholes after a training ground masterclass

Sports
Tuesday, February 13, 2018If you somehow weren’t aware of how good a footballer Paul Scholes was in his pomp, then listen to Kieron Dyer.Dyer, writing in his new autobiography which is being serialised in the Daily Mail, says he rated Scholes as the best English midfielder of his generation – ahead of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard – and recounted a brilliant story which perfectly encapsulated his genius.Scholes, who won every major honour in the game with Manchster United, won 66 caps for England but was often played out of position and quit international football at the age of just 29.“Paul Scholes was the best player I played with and people like Xavi and Zinedine Zidane counted him as their favourite player,” wrote Dyer.“Other nations would have used him as their fulcrum but Sven Gor
Marine Corps to ground all aircraft after recent deadly incidents

Marine Corps to ground all aircraft after recent deadly incidents

Business
Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps announced today that it will undergo a 24-hour stand down of all its aircraft within the next two weeks in response to several incidents as part of an operational reset.Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller has ordered the pause so aviation units can review safety regulations."The intent is for flying squadrons to review selected incidents which occurred enterprise-wide and study historical examples of completed investigations in order to bring awareness and best practices to the fleet," the Marine Corps said in a press release.The Marine Corps says that active operations will not be affected, and that commanders will have discretion over when to do the pause over the next two weeks.The aim is for commanders and flying squadrons to review selecte...