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Wood wide web: Trees’ social networks are mapped

Wood wide web: Trees’ social networks are mapped

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Research has shown that beneath every forest and wood there is a complex underground web of roots, fungi and bacteria helping to connect trees and plants to one another. This subterranean social network, nearly 500 million years old, has become known as the "wood wide web".Now, an international study has produced the first global map of the "mycorrhizal fungi networks" dominating this secretive world.Details appear in Nature journal.Using machine-learning, researchers from the Crowther Lab at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and Stanford University in the US used the database of the Global Forest Initiative, which covers 1.2 million forest tree plots with 28,000 species, from more than 70 countries.Other st...
West Indies vs England: Mark Wood wows with stunning spells as tourists finally find something to cheer

West Indies vs England: Mark Wood wows with stunning spells as tourists finally find something to cheer

Sports
raw pace Day Two of the final test ended with England well and truly on top England’s long wait for a bowler capable of blistering pace is finally over, with Mark Wood breaching 94mph during an exhilarating career-best haul on day two of the third West Indies Test. Wood was a bowler reborn on his return to Test cricket, regularly hitting breakneck speeds as he claimed five for 41 and had the home batsmen running for cover for the first time this series. The 29-year-old did the heavy lifting as England bowled the Windies out for 154 and ended their best day of a torrid tour 142 ahead with Keaton Jennings and Rory Burns reaching 19 without loss. Mark Wood starred on his Test comeback Recalling the velocity and hostility of fellow Ashingto...
Wood burners and open fires face restrictions in new clean air plan

Wood burners and open fires face restrictions in new clean air plan

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Wood burning stoves, open fires and farms all face new restrictions as the government sets out what it calls a "world leading" plan to tackle air pollution. In their Clean Air Strategy, published today, the government promises to set a "bold new goal" to reduce particulates across much of the country by 2030.But green groups say the scheme is vague and severely lacking in detail.They believe the plan proposes nothing new to tackle roadside dirty air.The new strategy, which is focussed on tackling air pollution in England, has been launched just days after the family of a nine-year-old girl who died from asthma were given permission to apply for a fresh inquest into her death.The government's chief l...
Famous birthdays for Sept. 7: Evan Rachel Wood, Gloria Gaynor

Famous birthdays for Sept. 7: Evan Rachel Wood, Gloria Gaynor

Entertainment
Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include: -- England's Queen Elizabeth I in 1533 -- American painter Anna "Grandma" Moses in 1860 -- Financier J. Pierpont Morgan Jr. in 1867 -- Football Hall of Fame member Paul Brown in 1908 -- Film director Elia Kazan in 1909 -- U.S. golfer and co-founder of LPGA Louise Suggs in 1923 -- U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, in 1924 File Photo by Ricardo Watson/UPI -- Fashion designer Laura Ashley in 1925 -- Paranormal investigator Ed Warren (inspiration for Amityville Horror) in 1926 -- Jazz saxophonist Walter Theodore "Sonny" Rollins in 1930 (age 88) -- Philanthropist John Paul Getty Jr. in 1932 -- Rock 'n'...
Buffalo Bills release C Eric Wood with injury settlement

Buffalo Bills release C Eric Wood with injury settlement

Sports
The Buffalo Bills are releasing veteran center Eric Wood. The team has reached an injury settlement with Wood, multiple media outlets reported Thursday. The 32-year-old Wood announced in January that he was retiring due to a neck injury that was revealed in a season-ending physical. Wood did not formally retire in January because the team was trying to work through salary-cap issues. According to the Buffalo News, if the Bills placed Wood on the reserve/retired list before June 1, his cap number would jump from its current $ 8.625 million to $ 10.39 million. A first-round pick of Buffalo (No. 28 overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft, Wood spent his entire nine-year career with the franchise, earning Pro Bowl honors in 2015. Wood started all 16 regular-season games in 2017 as well as an AFC...