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Rise in global sea levels could have ‘profound consequences’

Rise in global sea levels could have ‘profound consequences’

Scientists believe that global sea levels could rise far more than predicted, due to accelerating melting in Greenland and Antarctica. The long-held view has been that the world’s seas would rise by a maximum of just under a metre by 2100. This new study, based on expert opinions, projects that the real level may be around double that figure. This could ... Read More »

Trump declares national emergency over IT threats

Trump declares national emergency over IT threats

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from “foreign adversaries”. He signed an executive order which effectively bars US companies from using foreign telecoms believed to pose national security risks. The order does not name any company, but is believed to target Huawei. The Chinese tech giant said restricting its business in the US ... Read More »

At 251.5 m (825 ft), This Is the Longest Ski Jump Ever

At 251.5 m (825 ft), This Is the Longest Ski Jump Ever

On February 15, 2015, Norway’s Anders Fannemel set the ski jumping world record with a distance 251.5 m (825 ft) at a competition in Vikersund, Norway. The conditions were perfect that day, in fact it was the second time the world record was broken that day, as Anders bested a short-lived record setting jump by Slovenia’s Peter Prevc. Source: twistedsifter.com Read More »

EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean

EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean

Wreckage of the EgyptAir flight that went missing over the Mediterranean last month has been found, Egyptian investigators say. A statement said “several main locations of the wreckage” had been identified. A deep sea search vessel had also sent back the first images of the wreckage, the statement added. There were 66 people on board flight MS804 when it crashed ... Read More »

Bill Gates: Apple Should Grant FBI Backdoor Access To iPhone’s

Bill Gates: Apple Should Grant FBI Backdoor Access To iPhone’s

Bill Gates has urged Apple to grant the U.S. government permission to have backdoor access to their iPhone devices, saying that he agrees with the FBI’s demand to Apple to unlock the phone of one of the San Bernardino perpetrators. “This is a specific case where the government is asking for access to information. They are not asking for some general thing, they are asking ... Read More »

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