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UK economy grows 0.5% in three months after Brexit vote

The UK economy grows by a better-than-expected 0.5% in the three months following the Brexit vote. Source: BBC

Calais ‘Jungle’ children with nowhere to sleep

Concern grows over the fate of unaccompanied minors left in the Calais "Jungle" camp overnight. Source: BBC

Mayor: “Apocalyptic” aftershock strikes central Italy after quake

Powerful earthquakes knock out power, close major highway, send panicked residents into rain-drenched streets

Boy with Down Syndrome grows champion pumpkin

This pumpkin won first prize – and a place in our hearts

UN expert calls junk food a human rights concern

Poor people are forced to choose between economic viability and nutrition, she argues

A songbird’s travelogue

Biologists recently used light-weight geolocation technology to follow a species of songbird on its 10,000-kilometer migration from the Middle East to sub-Saharan Africa.

Upper Paleolithic humans may have hunted cave lions for their pelts

Upper Paleolithic humans may have hunted cave lions for their pelts, perhaps contributing to their extinction, according to a new study.

New immunotherapy technique holds promise for curing food allergies

A new immunotherapy technique has been developed that nearly eliminates the allergic response to peanut and egg white proteins in food-allergic mice, reducing the anaphylactic response by up to 90 per cent with only one treatment.

Hexavalent chromium is widespread in North Carolina wells but not linked to coal ash

Hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen made famous by the movie Erin Brockovich, is far more abundant in drinking water wells in North Carolina than previously thought, a new study finds.

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World Cup: Final scores for Tuesday’s matches

Colombia and Russia were victorious on Tuesday

Twins killed together during World War II finally reunited after 74 years

The inseparable Pieper twins, whose service on the same ship ran against standard military policy, have been reunited

Machine learning may be a game-changer for climate prediction

New research demonstrates that machine-learning techniques can be used to accurately represent clouds and their atmospheric heating and moistening, and better represent clouds in coarse resolution climate models, with the potential to narrow the range of climate prediction. This could be a major advance in accurate predictions of global warming in response to increased greenhouse gas concentrations that are essential for policy-makers (e.g. the Paris climate agreement).