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Immune children aid malaria vaccine hunt

<b>A group of children in Tanzania who are naturally immune to malaria are helping scientists to develop a new vaccine.</b><p>US researchers have found that they produce an antibody that attacks the malaria-causing parasite.<p>Injecting a form of this antibody into mice protected the animals from the …

Ancient 1,000-Year-Old Forest Revealed Beneath Melting Alaskan Glacier

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>An ancient 1000-year-old forest has been uncovered beneath Alaska’s 37 square mile Mendenhall Glacier. The forest has been …

Forests

Esa's Cryosat mission sees Antarctic ice losses double

<b>Antarctica is now losing about 160 billion tonnes of ice a year to the ocean - twice as much as when the continent was last surveyed.</b><p>The new assessment comes from Europe's Cryosat spacecraft, which has a radar instrument specifically designed to measure the shape of the ice sheet.<p>The melt loss from …

Antibiotic resistance now 'global threat', WHO warns

<b>Resistance to antibiotics poses a "major global threat" to public health, says a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO).</b><p>It analysed data from 114 countries and said resistance was happening now "in every region of the world".<p>It described a "post-antibiotic era", where people die from …

George Osborne orders new icebreaker for UK polar science

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1071000/1071724_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1530027849_2bb73352b8139dcc605868ac48c9b262<p><b>UK science is to get one of the biggest, most capable polar research vessels in the world.</b><p>The £200m investment in an icebreaker was announced by …

Antarctica

Ministers want to change trespass law to boost fracking

<b>Ministers want to give energy companies the right to run shale gas pipelines under private land, Whitehall sources have confirmed.</b><p>The planned move - aimed at kick-starting the fracking industry - will be included in the Queen's Speech as part of an Infrastructure Bill.<p>The companies will still need …

William Blake - Visionary Pre-Romantic Poet, Printer and Artist

William Blake was born in London in 1757, one of six children of a hosiery merchant. He was an imaginative child, “different” from the beginning, so …

The Sedgwick brothers' top 10 facts about William Blake

Never heard of William Blake? Heard of him and wondered what all the fuss is about? After all, why should we take notice of this obscure and long dead English poet, painter and engraver, who was at best ignored, and at worst derided in his own lifetime? Here are a few reasons why Blake has been an …

RT @geminicat7: 'King Lear and the Fool in the Storm', William Dyce, c.1851 #art http://t.co/IrvCgcVEs4

Out of their minds: the actors' guide to playing King Lear

<b>Jonathan Pryce</b><p><i>Played Lear at London's</i> <i>Almeida theatre</i> <i>in 2012, directed by Michael Attenborough. Some critics questioned the production's implication that Lear might have abused his daughters.</i><p>Tradition dictates that you should play Lear while you're young enough to lift Cordelia up and carry her. I …

King Lear - review

Another day, another Lear. But, although this is the third production I've seen in the past seven months, it is quite exceptional. It combines a cosmic scale with an intimate sense of detail and is neither imprisoned by an intellectual concept nor by an actor's temperament. Instead you feel the …

King Lear at the National Theatre – reviews roundup

To one critic, he is "a shaven-headed despot". For another "a white-bearded king". Elsewhere "a bullet-headed Lear" and "an old tyrant". For the Daily Mail's Quentin Letts, there is even "a hint of Uncle Albert from Only Fools and Horses" about Simon Russell Beale's King Lear.<p>When it comes to the …

King Lear; Blurred Lines – review

It would be worth it for the storm scene alone. With shadows of clouds racing behind him and thunder cracking all around, Simon Russell Beale howls as if, at the height of his eloquence, human language is deserting him. It would be worth it for the moment Lear wakes in a hospital bed and, through …

Breathtaking Aerial Photos of Water — and Its Absence

We interact with water constantly — and in so many different ways — that its ubiquity makes it seem both inevitable and invisible. We drink it, bathe …

The Latest Drilling Boom in California is All About Water

The latest drilling boom to hit California isn’t the kind you’d expect: Farmers all over the state are so desperate for water in the midst of a …

Water

Detroit bankruptcy judge revives concept of regional water plan | Reuters

DETROIT, April 17 (Reuters) - The federal judge overseeing Detroit’s historic bankruptcy case brought the idea of a regional water authority back to life on Thursday, ordering the city and three counties to mediate over the issue.<p>The order by Judge Steven Rhodes comes after Detroit said in a court …

State Water Project to make small deliveries this year

The State Water Project, which helps supply a majority of Californians, will make small deliveries this year, officials said Friday as they increased the system's allocation to 5% from the historic zero announced in January.<p>February and March storms in Northern California raised the levels of the …

SunWater Gives Farmers an Affordable Way to Pump Water Using Solar Power

Many people around the world rely on cash crops to create extra income for their families. During the dry season, shallow wells and drought are …

Head of Earth Policy Institute Warns That Current Water Shortages Will Soon Threaten Food Supplies

<i>Image via Shutterstock</i><p>All over the world, wells are drying up and water tables are dropping low. Altogether, 18 countries around the world are …

Mississippi Basin Water Quality Declining Despite Conservation

Federal scientists report latest monitoring data and highlight challenges.<p>U.S. federal scientists say water quality has declined in the massive Mississippi River Basin in recent years due to the combined effects of agricultural and urban infrastructure, despite decades of conservation efforts. …

Is El Niño Back? Climate Scientists Forecast Its Arrival

What does that mean for global weather? The climate pattern explained.<p>The odds are in El Niño's favor. The U.S. Climate Prediction Center forecasts a greater than 50 percent chance that the climate-disrupting phenomenon could be upon us as early as this summer, with a two-in-three chance we'll be …

Why Do People See Faces in the Moon?

Our brains are hard-wired to find meaningful images in random lines and shapes—even if those figures are on the moon.<p>For as long as humans have lived on Earth, the moon has been our nearest celestial companion, and a rich natural canvas for the human imagination. When the Earth passes between the …

Exploring Greenland’s Forbidden East Coast

Adventure<p><i>See guided adventure trips from National Geographic Adventures.</i><p>From the cockpit of my expedition kayak, I watch in awe as the stadium-sized iceberg 500 feet away starts to roll over. The Arctic air is dead silent as the immaculately polished white ice tilts in slow motion into the inky …

Tourism in Antarctica

Antarctica has become one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. Since 1969, the average number of visitors to the continent has increased …

Iceberg Eight Times the Size of Manhattan Breaks Off From Antarctica

Some truly chilling news came from Antarctica this week as an iceberg eight times the size of Manhattan broke off from the continent. In October …

Genocide in Rwanda was a fork in the road not just for Africa but the world

'Rwanda is our nightmare, South Africa is our dream," wrote the Nigerian author Wole Soyinka, reflecting on the events of April 1994 – the most momentous month in Africa's post-independence history. Even as South Africans formed endless human chains to vote for Nelson Mandela as their first black …

War-torn Central African Republic dominates EU-Africa summit

Tackling the year-long conflict in Central African Republic was one of the top priorities for leaders at the fourth-ever EU-Africa summit that opened on Wednesday.<p>The two days of talks in Brussels come after a long-delayed EU military mission was finally deployed to the war-torn country.<p>Mohamed …