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Jakobshavn Isbrae: Mighty Greenland glacier slams on brakes

Jakobshavn Isbrae: Mighty Greenland glacier slams on brakes

Science
European satellites have detailed the abrupt change in behaviour of one of Greenland's most important glaciers.In the 2000s, Jakobshavn Isbrae was the fastest flowing ice stream on the island, travelling at 17km a year.As it sped to the ocean, its front end also retreated and thinned, dropping in height by as much as 20m year.But now it's all change. Jakobshavn is travelling much more slowly, and its trunk has even begun to thicken and lengthen."It's a complete reversal in behaviour and it wasn't predicted," said Dr Anna Hogg from Leeds University and the UK Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM)."The question now is: what's next for Jakobshavn? Is this just a pause, or is it a switch-off of the dynamic thinning we've ...
Canadian parliament slams Netflix over video of real-life train tragedy in 'Bird Box'

Canadian parliament slams Netflix over video of real-life train tragedy in 'Bird Box'

World
Canadian officials have a more serious problem with the movie "Bird Box" than people recklessly attempting the so-called "Bird Box" challenge. Parliament members have called for Netflix to remove footage from the film that shows a real-life train disaster, and to compensate people in the town where the accident happened. The footage at the center of the debate shows the aftermath of a July 6, 2013 crash of an unattended freight train. The train, which was carrying oil, derailed in downtown Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, killing 47 people in the ensuing explosion and fire. The Associated Press reported that footage of the explosion was used in both the movie "Bird Box" and a television series called "Travelers," both of which were produced with Netflix. Netflix did not comment for this...
Michael Jackson estate slams documentary with new abuse claims

Michael Jackson estate slams documentary with new abuse claims

Entertainment
Michael Jackson's estate has blasted a documentary featuring two men who accuse the late pop star of sexually molesting them when they were young boys.Due to be aired on Channel 4 later this year, the film includes a string of new sexual abuse allegations against the singer, including claims of abuse made by Wade Robson and James Safechuck. In the film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, it is alleged the Billie Jean singer gave his young male victims jewellery in exchange for sexual favours.Leaving Neverland - a reference to the singer's California ranch - also alleges that the King of Pop even staged a mock wedding complete with vows and a diamond ring with one boy.Jackson, who died in 2009 aged 50, denied all allegations that he was involved in abusing underage boy...

Liam Gallagher SLAMS brother Noel and says he 'doesn't give a s***' about Oasis fans

Entertainment
Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher have had an extremely tumultuous relationship in recent times.This has come much at the upset of the brothers' fans, who are desperate for their band Oasis to reunite.But it looks like that won't be happening anytime soon if Noel's latest Twitter outburst is anything to go by.Taking to Twitter, Liam attempted to shame Noel for past comments he'd made about Oasis reuniting. “”Addressing his 3million followers, he wrote: "‘'Not even if the starving children in the world needed it!’ Noel Gallagher 2015."The quote was taken from a 2012 interview Noel, 51, had undertaken with NME magazine.One fan replied to Liam and said: "Come on Liam, aren't you tired of this yet?"Liam fired back: "Just putting the little c*** straight sorry if that up...