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Study: Drought-breaking rains more rare, erratic in US West

Study: Drought-breaking rains more rare, erratic in US West

Technology
Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over the past half-century as climate change warmed the planetBy MATTHEW BROWN Associated PressApril 6, 2021, 9:53 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBILLINGS, Mont. -- Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over the past half-century as climate change warmed the planet, according to a sweeping government study released Tuesday that concludes the situation is worsening.The most dramatic changes were recorded in the desert Southwest, where the average dry period between rainstorms grew from about 30 days in the 1970s to 45 days between storms now, said Joel Biederman, a research hydrologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Southw...
Carey Mulligan on The Dig: ‘Platonic leads are very rare on screen… This is different’

Carey Mulligan on The Dig: ‘Platonic leads are very rare on screen… This is different’

Entertainment
When I suggest to the director of The Dig that a film about archaeology isn't usual blockbuster fare, he quite rightly reminds me that "Lara Croft and Indiana Jones were pretty big box office hits".Simon Stone has a point - and while digging a hole and poking about in the mud may not seem action-packed - the lure of buried treasure and hidden mysteries from the past does have a unique attraction. And for those who don't know their Sutton Hoo history, the real-life discovery of an Anglo-Saxon ghost ship filled with riches, weaponry and armour in Suffolk back in 1939 was a fairly big deal. Image: The Dig - starring Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes - didn't offer the most glamorous of locations. PIC: Stardust/Vertigo Releasing So much so...
Mexican farmers find rare female statue in citrus grove

Mexican farmers find rare female statue in citrus grove

Technology
Farmers digging in a citrus grove near Mexico's Gulf coast have found a striking, six-foot-tall statue of a female figure who may represent an elite woman rather than a goddess, or some mixture of the twoByThe Associated PressJanuary 9, 2021, 1:50 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMEXICO CITY -- Farmers digging in a citrus grove near Mexico’s Gulf coast have found a striking, six-foot-tall statue of a female figure who may represent an elite woman rather than a goddess, or some mixture of the two, experts said Friday.The National Institute of Anthropology and History said it was the first such statue found in a region known as the Huasteca.The carved woman has an elaborate hairpiece and marks of status, and may date to around 1450 to 1521, the institute said....
Surprise discovery of rare plant at Norfolk ‘ghost pond’

Surprise discovery of rare plant at Norfolk ‘ghost pond’

Science
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Thailand: Rare whale skeleton discovered

Thailand: Rare whale skeleton discovered

Science
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