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Ancient crystals suggest Earth’s crust enjoyed growth spurt 3 billion years ago

Ancient crystals suggest Earth’s crust enjoyed growth spurt 3 billion years ago

Science
Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Ancient crystals recovered from stream sediments in Greenland suggest bits of Earth's primordial crust seeded the growth of later generations of crust. According to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, the process fueled a massive crustal growth three billion years ago. Advertisement Scientists were able identify the origins of the ancient growth spurt by analyzing the chemistry of crystals eroded from ancient rocks. The chemical makeup of the ancient zircon crystals, found among modern stream sediment in Greenland, revealed signatures left their incorporation into younger crustal rocks and sediment during what scientists call lithospheric reworking. "We found there was a widespread bloom in crust production three billion years ago, during ...
Mergers may have stunted growth of early galaxies

Mergers may have stunted growth of early galaxies

Science
Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Galaxy mergers in the early universe may have curbed star formation and stunted the growth of young galaxies, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy. Over the years, scientists have observed large numbers of massive, dead galaxies in the nearby universe. Astronomers have struggled to explain how these galaxies, populated mostly by dead stars, came to be. Advertisement In a new paper, researchers suggest an ancient galaxy merger called ID2299 can offer clues. Using images captured by the European Southern Observatory's Atacama Large Millimeter Array, located in Chile, scientists were able to study ID2299 in detail. As the images revealed, the merger that formed ID2299 sent large amounts of star-forming gas into the intergalactic medium. ...
Call for more frontline workers to help with ‘year of growth and renewal’

Call for more frontline workers to help with ‘year of growth and renewal’

Business
Boris Johnson is calling for more teachers, nurses, police officers and other frontline workers to help the UK recover from the coronavirus pandemic.The prime minister will call on those looking for a job or career change this year to consider frontline public sector roles. An advertising campaign will begin on 5 January on TV in England and Wales.Mr Johnson said: "We have the very best public servants and I feel an enormous sense of admiration when I think about the care, fortitude and determination with which our doctors, nurses, teachers, police officers and prison workers have faced up to the challenges of the pandemic."There is light at the end of the COVID tunnel - the vaccine provides increasing hope of returning to normality by Easter and I am determined that we build back better f...
UK house prices see highest growth in six years in 2020

UK house prices see highest growth in six years in 2020

Business
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GDP sees record rebound after recession – but growth is slowing

GDP sees record rebound after recession – but growth is slowing

Business
The UK economy grew by a record 15.5% in the third quarter but remains 8.2% smaller than before the pandemic, official figures show.Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed gross domestic product (GDP) bounced back strongly in the July-September period after the pandemic-driven recession in the first half of the year. Live COVID-19 updates from the UK and around the world But the pace of growth has started to slow after a boost from the Eat Out to Help Out scheme and summer staycations faded - and hopes for a so-called "V-shaped recovery" have been dashed after the announcement of a new lockdown.GDP is widely expected to go into reverse again in the final quarter of 2020 - though there are hopes that after that a new vaccine could see the economy return to pre-COVID le...