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Young leaders of massive Hong Kong protests get prison

"When those of us who face jail time have yet to give up, how can the rest of you give up?" one activist says

Florida flood risk study identifies priorities for property buyouts

A study of flood damage in Florida proposes prioritizing property buyouts based on flood risk, ecological value, and socioeconomic conditions. Forecasters say an above-normal hurricane season is likely in the Atlantic Ocean this year, while a rising sea level is making Florida increasingly vulnerable to dangerous flooding.

Teenagers to find out A-level results

A drop in university applications is likely to mean a "buyer's market" with more options available. Source: BBC

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day

More than 9,000 people have arrived in Spain so far this year - three times as many as last year. Source: BBC

Homeless Manchester attack “hero” denies theft charges

Man arrested and charged with two counts of theft for allegedly taking items from victims as they lay injured on the ground

Clinic gives relief to Muslims with tattoo regrets

Laser removal provided for free as long as patients read and memorize a chapter of the Quran

Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves ‘hyped’

UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap large amounts of gas, a professor warns. Source: BBC

Changing tides: Lake Michigan could best support lake trout and steelhead

Invasive mussels and less nutrients from tributaries have altered the Lake Michigan ecosystem, making it more conducive to the stocking of lake trout and steelhead than Chinook salmon, according to a recent US Geological Survey and Michigan State University study.

Comparing the jaws of porcupine fish reveals three new species

Researchers compared fossil porcupine fish jaws and tooth plates collected on expeditions to Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil with those from museum specimens and modern porcupine fish, revealing three new species.

Boron nitride foam soaks up carbon dioxide

Researchers have created a reusable hexagonal-boron nitride foam that soaks up more than three times its weight in carbon dioxide.

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Young leaders of massive Hong Kong protests get prison

"When those of us who face jail time have yet to give up, how can the rest of you give up?" one activist says