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Sea level to increase risk of deadly tsunamis

Sea level to increase risk of deadly tsunamis

Science
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- New research suggests sea level rise caused by manmade global warming is likely to increase the risk of devastating tsunamis. Just 12 inches of sea level, scientists at Virginia Tech found, would put coastal communities in greater danger. Climate change isn't altering the planet's tectonics, so tsunami-generating earthquakes aren't likely to become more frequent. But rising global temperatures are melting Earth's glaciers, accelerating sea level rise, which amplifies the impact of extreme flooding events. When Virginia Tech researchers ran simulations to measure the risk of tsunami-caused flooding, they found sea level rise had a surprisingly large effect. "Our research shows that sea-level rise can significantly increase the tsunami hazard, which means that smaller tsun...
1,500 jobs at risk as 42 Homebase stores to close

1,500 jobs at risk as 42 Homebase stores to close

Business
DIY retailer Homebase is set to close 42 stores, putting around 1,500 jobs at risk. The retailer is closing the stores via a Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA), a controversial insolvency procedure used by struggling firms to shut under-performing shops.Homebase said it anticipated the outlets would close from later this year into 2019.Until then, "all stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland will remain open for business as usual and this process will have no impact on customer purchases, outstanding orders or any product or service guarantees".It said a "comprehensive review" had concluded that its current store portfolio mix "is no longer viable"."Rental costs associated with stores are unsustainable and many stores are loss making," it said.The CVA procedure would al...

Is This Massive 15% Yield Worth the Risk?

Finance
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Footballer heart death risk 'underestimated'

Footballer heart death risk 'underestimated'

Health
The risk of footballers dying because their heart stops beating is higher than experts thought, a study suggests. There have been high-profile deaths, including that of Marc-Vivien Foe while playing for Cameroon aged 28. Former England defender Ugo Ehiogu, who was a Spurs coach, died last year aged 44.The study, in the New England Journal of Medicine, comes from two decades of data on 11,168 youth players in the UK.Doctors said there was a duty to protect players. Diseases that affect the heart muscle - cardiomyopathies - are silent killers. The first symptom can be the heart suddenly stopping. This is why clubs have a screening programme for academy players at age 16. The dangers are higher in elite athletes because taxing the heart can trigger their und...
DNA mutations 'hotspots' may help determine cancer risk, study says

DNA mutations 'hotspots' may help determine cancer risk, study says

Health
July 30 (UPI) -- Researchers have identified mutation "hotspots" in DNA where genetic mutations are significantly raised, leading to potentially better cancer risk determination. These mutations, defined as "typos" by researchers at Indiana University in Bloomington, occur when DNA replicates during cellular division. Their findings were published in two papers, one on replication errors and the other on substitution patterns, in the August issue of the journal Genetics. "This research gets us closer to understanding how the cell's replication machinery interacts with DNA," Dr. Patricia Foster, a professor emerita in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Biology, said in a press release. "If you can understand exactly why an error occurs at a particular point on t...