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Study reveals missing drivers of ocean deoxygenation

Study reveals missing drivers of ocean deoxygenation

Science
June 11 (UPI) -- Over the last 50 years, the amount of oxygen in the world's oceans has declined by 2 percent. Models designed to simulate the phenomenon, however, have failed to reproduce such significant losses. Now, scientists have identified the blind spots in current models, as well as drivers of ocean deoxygenation ignored or underestimated by popular simulations. One of the biggest drivers of ocean deoxygenation is global warming. As increases in the amount of CO2 have encouraged a greenhouse gas effect, heating the atmosphere, the ocean has warmed, too. Warmer water can't absorb as much gas. Rising ocean temperatures can explain approximately 20 percent of the ocean deoxygenation measured over the last half-century, and the current computer models account for this type of oxygen ...
Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer

Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer

Health
Our modern germ-free life is the cause of the most common type of cancer in children, according to one of Britain's most eminent scientists. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia affects one in 2,000 children.Prof Mel Greaves, from the Institute of Cancer Research, has amassed 30 years of evidence to show the immune system can become cancerous if it does not "see" enough bugs early in life. It means it may be possible to prevent the disease. Combined eventsThe type of blood cancer is more common in advanced, affluent societies, suggesting something about our modern lives might be causing the disease. There have been wild claims linking power cables, electromagnetic waves and chemicals to the cancer. That has been dismissed in this work published in Nature Reviews...
Jurassic fossil tail provides missing link in ancient crocodile family tree

Jurassic fossil tail provides missing link in ancient crocodile family tree

Science
May 11 (UPI) -- Paleontologists have recovered a Jurassic fossil tail they believe is the missing link between two halves of the ancient crocodile family. During the Jurassic period, from roughly 200 to 145 million years ago, ancient crocodiles took two basic forms, each featuring several species. One group featured dino-like armor and had limbs for walking on land. Another had tail fins and flippers, but not armor. One group was croc-like, the other was dolphin-like. Researchers suggest the newly discovered tail belonged to an intermediary species, which boasted armor as well as tail fins. Scientists, who described the fossil in the journal PeerJ, named the new species Magyarosuchus fitosi, a tribute to Attila Fitos, the amateur collector who discovered it. Fitos dug up the tail in the ...
Body confirmed as missing Frightened Rabbit singer

Body confirmed as missing Frightened Rabbit singer

Entertainment
A body found at a marina on the banks of the Firth of Forth has been confirmed as missing Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison.The discovery was made at Port Edgar, between the Forth Road Bridge and Queensferry Crossing, at about 20:30 on Thursday.Mr Hutchison, 36, went missing in the early hours of Wednesday morning.His family said there had been recent concerns about his mental health, and they were "devastated" by his death.Mr Hutchison had spoken openly about his battle with depression over the years, with elder brother Neil saying he had done so "in an attempt to help other people with similar conditions".'Articulate and charismatic'In a statement released on Friday, the family said Mr Hutchison "wore his heart on his sleeve, and that was evident...
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte resigned to missing out on Champions League football after West Ham draw

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte resigned to missing out on Champions League football after West Ham draw

Sports
Antonio Conte felt Chelsea's 1-1 draw with West Ham summed up their frustrating season.The Blues dominated the match at Stamford Bridge but only had Cesar Azpilicueta's first-half goal to show for it.Alvaro Morata had two goals disallowed for offside while West Ham keeper Joe Hart suddenly began to display the sort of form which not so long ago made him England's undisputed number one.And within three minutes of coming on as a second-half substitute Javier Hernandez swept in an equaliser to snatch a point for West Ham.The stuttering champions are now 10 points behind Tottenham and Blues boss Conte admits a top-four finish looks an increasingly forlorn hope."We must be realistic," he said. "You must win this game if you want to reach a target, in this case we want to reach a place in the Ch...