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Shell to cut up to 9,000 jobs on back of Covid-19 crisis Anglo-Dutch oil firm expects to save up to $2.5bn a year through restructuring planCoronavirus latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRoyal Dutch Shell plans to cut up to 9,000 jobs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, up to 10% of its workforc
The Guardian | 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Great North Air Ambulance Trials Paramedic Jet Suit A jet suit for paramedics which would see patients reached in minutes by a "flying" medic has been tested by the Great North Air Ambulance Service. The BBC reports: After a year of talks between GNAAS and Gravity Industries, a first test flight was carrie
Slashdot | 1 hour, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Florida reported a spike in COVID-19 cases just days after allowing restaurants and small businesses to fully reopen Florida's cases were declining but large crowds gathered this weekend following Gov. Ron DeSantis' order loosening restrictions on many businesses.
Yahoo! News | 1 hour, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
America's year of fire and tempests means climate crisis just got very real Record-breaking wildfires and hurricanes were just the most high-profile effects of global heating and this is just the startIn a flurry of recent fires and storms, the climate crisis has left unmistakable wounds on America. Even in a tumultuous year not
The Guardian | 1 hour, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Forget notions of coronavirus as a great equaliser women are yet again the hardest hit | Helen Pankhurst Just like every emergency, Covid-19 is racist, ageist, classist and sexist. The world response to the pandemic must reflect thisIn the early days of coronavirus, there was a view that a global pandemic would act as a great equaliser. A virus doesnt discri
The Guardian | 2 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Astronauts trace air leak to Russian side of space station after midnight alarm Nasa officials stress that the leak on ISS remains small and poses no danger but will send extra air supply on the next deliveryA small air leak at the International Space Station finally has been traced to the Russian side, following a middle-of-the-nigh
The Guardian | 2 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Panama's trans community failed by gendered lockdown measures report LSE finds countrys sex-segregated distancing rules may have reproduced inequalities and injustices for trans peopleEach day when Pau Gonzlez wakes and looks at his phone, he feels as if he is running a call centre. As the founder of the activist group Hom
The Guardian | 2 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
David Attenborough leads call for world to invest $500 billion a year to protect nature British broadcaster David Attenborough led a call from conservation groups on Wednesday for the world to invest $500 billion a year to halt the destruction of nature, warning that the future of the planet was in "grave jeopardy." Attenborough, whose new f
Yahoo! News | 4 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Wasp egg-laying organ inspires new tool to reduce trauma in minimally invasive surgery A new surgery tool based on the egg-laying organ of parasitic wasps could advance minimally invasive surgery by enabling tissue removal in deeper areas of the body while further minimising trauma and patient recovery time. Researchers at Delft University
EurekAlert! | 4 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Chronically understudied, fences hold grave ecological threats Fences are one of humanity's most frequent landscape alterations, with their combined length exceeding even that of roads by an order of magnitude. Despite their ubiquity, they have received far less research scrutiny than many human-built structures. Wri
EurekAlert! | 4 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend