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Mercedes & Geely Launch JV For smart Cars

smart Vision EQ ConceptChinese carmaker Geely has added another brand to its ever-growing portfolio. The company, which currently owns Volvo, Lotus Cars, and Lynk & Co., recently launched a joint venture with Mercedes-Benz’ parent company, Daimler, to co-develop and produce the next generation of autonomous electric city “smart” cars based on the smart Vision EQ concept shown here

The ‘Climate Emergency’ Is A Threat To Democracy

One week, it’s that old Malthusian David Attenborough telling us ‘the moment of crisis has come’. The next it’s that young Malthusian Greta Thunberg telling us ‘our house is still on fire’ and ‘inaction is fuelling the flames’. Both express…

How Dare You! Greta Thunberg Scolds Davos Elites For Ignoring Her Demands

Swedish climate worrier Greta Thunberg held a press conference in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday and complained the climate movement’s demands (on fossil fuel divestment) have been “completely ignored” this week by attendees at the World Economic Forum. Asked for her…

Unravelling arthropod genomic diversity over 500 million years of evolution

(Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics) The evolutionary innovations of insects and other arthropods are as numerous as they are wondrous, from terrifying fangs and stingers to exquisitely coloured wings and ingenious feats of engineering. DNA sequencing allows us to chart the genomic blueprints underlying this incredible diversity that characterises the arthropods and makes them the most successful group of animals on Earth.

9 of the world's largest dog breeds

The range of size, shape, color, personality and purpose for which dogs are bred is jaw-dropping. Over centuries, different dogs in different geographic locations have been honed by humans to play certain roles, from hunter to guardian, from herder to…

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Deep diving scientists discover bubbling CO2 hotspot

Hydrologists diving off the coast of the Philippines have discovered volcanic seeps with some of the highest natural levels of C02 ever recorded. The scientists were working in Verde Island Passage, one of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the world and is home to thriving coral reefs.

New exhaust gas measurement registers ultrafine pollutant particles for the first time

(Graz University of Technology) Together with international partners, researchers at Graz University of Technology have developed a measurement method that measures particles below 10 nanometers for the first time and will contribute to the implementation of future, stricter emission standards.

German ‘Speech Police’ Announce Taboo Term Of 2019: ‘Climate Hysteria’

That’s right, last week a panel, made up of four pompous linguists and one journalist, chose “climate hysteria” as Germany’s taboo word (un-word) of 2019. Discriminatory, disguising or misleading The Unwort des Jahres (un-word of the year) is a new…