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Sophia Florsch: Formula 3 driver 'had angel on shoulder' to survive Macau Grand Prix crash

Sophia Florsch: Formula 3 driver 'had angel on shoulder' to survive Macau Grand Prix crash

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Formula 3 driver Sophia Florsch had an "angel on her shoulder" to survive her high-speed crash at the Macau Grand Prix, says her team principal.German Florsch, 17, fractured her spine after losing control of her car, which flew through the air before smashing into a fence and photographers' bunker."It was nearly a rocket. Surviving was incredible," said Frits van Amersfoort, the owner of Van Amersfoort Racing. "We reckon she was travelling at 276km/h (171.6mph) at the time."Florsch posted on social media on Sunday to say she will have surgery on her broken vertebrae on Monday.She hit the back of Jehan Daruvala's car on lap four and then launched over the inside kerb into the car of Sho Tsuboi...
MLB Postseason Roundup: Red Sox survive, Dodgers cruise

MLB Postseason Roundup: Red Sox survive, Dodgers cruise

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Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros picked up right where they left off, defeating the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Friday in Game 1 of the AL Division Series at Minute Maid Park. The Astros -- behind George Springer, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman -- clobbered four home runs to earn their first postseason victory this season in defense of their World Series title last year. Houston had a World Series-record 15 home runs in winning their first championship last season, and continued their postseason power surge. "As much as I've heard different opinions about our offense, it's pretty big, it's pretty good, it's pretty potent," Astros manager AJ Hinch said to reporters. "Case in point today." Bregman opened the contest with a 396-foot homer to left field in the bottom of the fourth inning. Josh ...
Small ice-free oasis helped Arctic marine life survive last ice age

Small ice-free oasis helped Arctic marine life survive last ice age

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Sept. 28 (UPI) -- New analysis suggests a small corridor between Norway and the British Isles remained ice-free during the last ice age, offering an oasis of sorts for marine life. "When we were looking for evidence of biological life in sediments at the bottom of the ocean, we found that between the sea ice covered oceans, and the ice sheets on land, there must have been a narrow ice-free corridor," Jochen Knies, a research scientist at the Arctic University of Norway and Geological Survey of Norway, said in a news release. Last week, Arctic sea ice shrank to its lowest point this year, the sixth smallest summertime minimum extent in modern history. But during the last ice age, Arctic sea ice was much more expansive, spreading across almost all of the North Sea. But sediment cores sugges...
Coastal wetlands must migrate inland to survive climate change

Coastal wetlands must migrate inland to survive climate change

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Sept. 12 (UPI) -- If coastal wetlands are to survive climate change -- and continue to provide a bounty of ecological benefits -- they most move inland, according to a new study. Previous studies have suggested many coastal wetlands are likely to be wiped out by encroaching salt water as global warming accelerates sea level rise. But new analysis suggests many marshes and mangroves could be saved if they were able to move farther inland. That's good news, as wetlands help absorb excess CO2 and serve as a vital buffer against damaging storms and flooding. Some studies have shown wetlands save hundreds of lives and millions of dollars. To better understand the fates of coastal wetlands, an international team of scientists collected and analyzed data from the around the world. Researchers lo...
Costa scores fortuitous goal as Spain survive Iran scare – report & highlights

Costa scores fortuitous goal as Spain survive Iran scare – report & highlights

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Media playback is not supported on this device Spain edged out a gallant Iran in an absorbing contest to ensure they will reach the World Cup knockout stage with a draw in their final group game.The 2010 champions needed a fortuitous Diego Costa goal after half-time, having been frustrated in an opening period in which they had 81% of possession.Iran, who defended admirably until the ball ricocheted in off Costa, instantly showed more intent and thought they had levelled, only for Saeid Ezatolahi's strike to be ruled out for offside. Carlos Queiroz's Iran side had gone...