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Samsung Z Flip: What’s the point of the foldable phone?

Samsung Z Flip: What’s the point of the foldable phone?

Technology
Samsung has taken a different approach with its second foldable handset.While the Galaxy Fold was all about opening up to be a tablet, the Z Flip focuses on exploring the possibilities of being a smartphone with a flexible screen.Rory Cellan-Jones and Zoe Thomas tried out the device at its San Francisco launch.Read more about the Z Flip and the new Galaxy S20 phonesLet's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology
Denman Glacier: Deepest point on land found in Antarctica

Denman Glacier: Deepest point on land found in Antarctica

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device The deepest point on continental Earth has been identified in East Antarctica, under Denman Glacier.This ice-filled canyon reaches 3.5km (11,500ft) below sea level. Only in the ocean are the valleys deeper still.The discovery is illustrated in a new map of the White Continent that reveals the shape of the bedrock under the ice sheet in unprecedented detail.Its features will be critical to our understanding of how the polar south might change in the future.For comparison, the lowest exposed land on Earth, at the Dead Sea shore, is just 413m (1,355ft) below sea level.The new finding shows, for example, previously unrecognised ridges that will impede the retreat of melting glaciers in a warming world; ...
Climate change: COP25 talks open as ‘point of no return’ in sight

Climate change: COP25 talks open as ‘point of no return’ in sight

Science
Political leaders and climate diplomats are meeting in Madrid for two weeks of talks amid a growing sense of crisis.According to UN Secretary General António Guterres, "the point of no return is no longer over the horizon". Meanwhile, Save the Children says that climate shocks have left millions in Africa facing hunger. The charity says 33 million people are at emergency levels of food insecurity due to cyclones and droughts.This conference of the parties, or COP25, was due to be held in Chile but was cancelled by the government due to weeks of civil disturbances. Spain then stepped in to host the event, which will see 29,000 attendees over the two weeks of talks. Speak
Wales 1-1 Croatia: Ryan Giggs says Euro 2020 qualifying point vital

Wales 1-1 Croatia: Ryan Giggs says Euro 2020 qualifying point vital

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Wales manager Ryan Giggs says the hard-fought point earned against Croatia could "prove vital" to his side's bid to qualify for Euro 2020.Gareth's Bale's excellent equaliser just before half-time held the group leaders to a draw in a bad-tempered game which saw eight players booked.Wales remain fourth in Group E and they are relying on Slovakia to drop points if they are to qualify. "I am pleased with the performance and the character we showed," said Giggs."It was a very physical game."We were against a very good side who...
Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal: Aubameyang earns Gunners a point

Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal: Aubameyang earns Gunners a point

Sports
Manchester United and Arsenal played out a grim stalemate at Old Trafford that provided compelling evidence to illustrate just how far away from a Premier League challenge both clubs are.In a disappointing encounter that was a pale shadow of their mighty clashes of years gone by, Scott McTominay gave Manchester United the lead at the end of an attritional first-half with a rising drive from the edge of the area.Arsenal equalised just before the hour courtesy of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's cool finish. It was originally ruled out for offside but the video assistant referee confirmed the striker had been played onside by Harry Maguire. Goalkeeper Bernd Leno excelled for Arsenal with fine saves ...