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Huge plan to map the DNA of all life in British Isles

Huge plan to map the DNA of all life in British Isles

Science
Tony JolliffeSeventy thousand species.That’s the best guess for the tally of life, including plants, animals and fungi, found in Britain and Ireland.And it’s the target of one of biology's most ambitious projects - scientists want to map the DNA of every single one of these organisms. Having these genomes - each a complete set of genetic information for a species - could transform how we understand the natural world. And there could be benefits for us too in the hunt for nature-inspired medicines and materials.In Plymouth, the starting point for this immense task is some thick, sticky mud.Sediment scooped up from the bottom of the Plymouth Sound has been hoisted onto the deck of the research vessel that belongs to the Marine Biological Association.It's placed in a sieve and hosed off, rev...
‘Lazy’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s poor goal record after signing huge new contract shows Arsenal captain may be ‘another Mesut Ozil’ as Martin Keown calls for Gabriel Martinelli to replace him

‘Lazy’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s poor goal record after signing huge new contract shows Arsenal captain may be ‘another Mesut Ozil’ as Martin Keown calls for Gabriel Martinelli to replace him

Sports
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s struggles in front of goal since signing a whopping £350,000-a-week contract are a big concern for Arsenal. The striker was brought in for a club-record fee of £54million back in January 2018, and he netted 54 Premier League goals in his first two-and-a-half seasons at the Emirates. GETTY Aubameyang was a goalscoring machine at the start of his Arsenal career GETTY But he’s been poor in 2020/21 and not looked the same player His goals helped them win an FA Cup and Community Shield trophy last summer and he bagged himself a Premier League Golden Boot in 2019. This campaign, however, it’s been a different story. The pacy forward has scored only nine league goals this season...
Why are so many huge stars suddenly selling their music rights?

Why are so many huge stars suddenly selling their music rights?

Entertainment
Bob Dylan has done it, Shakira has done it, and Dolly Parton is reportedly considering it, presumably if the price is right.Artists selling the rights to their back catalogues isn't a new phenomenon, but if you've been paying attention recently you'll know there has been a noticeable rush in recent months. Dylan's "landmark" agreement with Universal Music Group, announced in December, covers the copyrights to 600 tracks, from 1962's anthemic Blowin' In The Wind and 1964's The Times They Are A-Changin, to last year's Murder Most Foul. Reports on the amount vary from $ 300 to $ 600m, with a source with knowledge of the deal confirming to Sky News it was indeed a nine-figure sum.After keeping hold of his rights for decades, is this a case of the 79-year-old protest singer finally selling out?...
Climate change: Extreme weather causes huge losses in 2020

Climate change: Extreme weather causes huge losses in 2020

Science
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Durham University Prof Carlos Frenk’s prize a ‘huge honour’

Durham University Prof Carlos Frenk’s prize a ‘huge honour’

Science
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