Iceland: Alarm sounded over ‘beautiful but deadly’ black sand beach and sneaker waves

Iceland’s most famous black sand beach is a lure for international visitors, but a combination of geology and the raw power of the ocean make it a deadly attraction. The black sands and roaring waves of Reynisfjara beach are among the main attractions along the scenic south coast of Iceland. It’s known for its haunting … Read more

Poliovirus in London sewage sparks alarm | Science

Yesterday, declaring a “national incident” after poliovirus was detected in London sewage, public health officials in the United Kingdom asked physicians to be on alert for polio cases and urged residents to check if they are up to date with their vaccinations for the now- rare disease. The source of the virus is still a … Read more

Train derailment sounds alarm for road, rail networks as flood season in S.China comes

Bouquets are placed under a street lamp in front of Rongjiang station square in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Southwest China’s Guizhou Province, on June 5, 2022, in memory of Yang Yong, the hero driver, who died during the train derailment. Photo: VCG The Guizhou-Guangzhou Railway resumed operation on Sunday after a high-speed train … Read more

Scientists risk arrest to sound climate alarm

A loosely federated network of scientists in more than two dozen countries plan acts of civil disobedience starting this week to highlight the climate crisis, members of Scientist Rebellion told AFP. Their non-violent actions are timed to the release Monday of a landmark report from the UN’s climate science advisory panel laying out options for … Read more

There’s a Secret to The Perfect Wake-Up Sound, And Scientists Think They’ve Cracked It

With the return to office work – and no longer being able to roll out of bed and straight into a Zoom meeting – many of us will be waking up earlier to beat the morning rush. So it’s important to ensure we’re on top of our alarm game. But what type of alarm provides … Read more

Hybrid ‘deltacron’ COVID virus is a biological curiosity. Is it a cause for alarm?

A handful of COVID cases caused by an omicron-delta hybrid have been identified in the United States – including at least one in California reported by health officials this week – but scientists say the so-called deltacron variant looks unlikely to supplant either of its parents and fuel another coronavirus surge. The colloquially named deltacron … Read more