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Yang Hengjun: Australia seeks information on writer ‘missing’ in China

[ad_1] Image copyright YANG HENGJUN/TWITTER Image caption Yang Hengjun is a popular blogger and former Chinese diplomat The Australian government says it is investigating reports a Chinese-Australian writer has gone missing in China.Yang Hengjun, a blogger and former Chinese diplomat, has not been heard from since flying from New York


Young at higher risk of asthma attack, says charity

[ad_1] Image copyright Amy Pay Young people are at a higher risk of having an asthma attack than any other age group living with the condition, the charity Asthma UK is warning. The findings come from a poll of more than 10,000 people with asthma, which also found that young

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Instagram ‘helped kill my daughter’

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Social media influencers agree to change the way they post

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zoe Sugg (Zoella), singer Rita Ora and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are among those who have agreed changes Sixteen social media celebrities, including pop stars Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora and models Alexa Chung and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, have agreed to change the way they

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Research body to fund humanitarian efforts

[ad_1] Image copyright Christina Mittermeier, Sealegacy Image caption The One Ocean Hub will work with local communities to empower fishers to be involved with more sustainable practices Britain's new research agency has announced it will spend £279m on new non-EU international collaborations.The bulk of the money will go towards projects

Experts call for review of quake limits on UK fracking

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Cuadrilla site at Preston New Road in Lancashire Limits on seismic activity at fracking sites in the UK should be reviewed and increased, according to scientists involved in monitoring the activity.At present, if fracking induces quakes above 0.5 magnitude then all drilling

Satellites saw huge Greenland ice loss

[ad_1] Image copyright NASA Image caption The south of Greenland viewed from the International Space Station Greenland has gone through an "unprecedented" period of ice loss within the last two decades.The Grace satellites revealed a four-fold increase in mass being lost from Greenland's ice sheet from 2003-2013.The study in Proceedings

Facial recognition tool tackles illegal chimp trade online

[ad_1] Image copyright ChimpFace Image caption Seven-year-old Manno was captured as an infant in 2011 and smuggled to Syria Wildlife criminals had better watch out! The same software that recognises you in a friend's social media post is being adapted to tackle the illegal trade in chimpanzees. The amber eyes

Antarctic krill: Key food source moves south

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSimeon Hill: "Our data goes all the way back to the 'Discovery era' of the 20s and 30s" A keystone prey species in the Southern Ocean is retreating towards the Antarctic because of climate change.Krill are small, shrimp-like creatures that swarm

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