Festival Reveller Wakes Up Buried In Coffin

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Victor Hugo Mica Alvarez, 30, pictured in undated footage. He attended a Pachamama party, got drunk and woke up in a coffin, as he was being offered as an offering to Mother Earth, in Achacachi, Bolivia. (Newsflash)

A horrified festival goer has told how he woke up in a coffin after being buried alive when he passed out at a drinking session. Terrified Víctor Hugo Mica Alvarez,…

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World’s Oldest Man Says Secret Is Daily Glass Of Sugarcane Hooch

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Venezuelan Juan Vicente Mora (pictured), declared the oldest person in the world by Guinness World Records, will celebrate his 113th birthday on 27th May 2022. (Newflash)

The world's oldest man - who turned 113 yesterday (27th May) - says the secret to his long life is a daily glass of sugarcane liquor. Venezuelan Juan Vicente Mora…

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Urgent Call To Monitor Microplastics In Air That Can Spread Round World In Days

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According to the AWI Institute in the German city of Bremerhaven microplastics can reach the Arctic, the Antarctic or the deep sea through ocean currents or rivers. (Melanie Bergmann/Newsflash)

Microplastics may significantly intensify global warming, according to a new study. Scientists from different German research institutions - including the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel - have…

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Earliest Record Of Aurora Borealis Found In 10th BC Annals That Showed Back Then It Was Visible In Central China

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Illustrative image of an aurora. (AsiaWire)

The oldest recorded mention of the aurora borealis has been found in ancient Chinese text referring to the phenomenon that dates back to the 10th century BC when it was…

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Bee Diversity Vital For Healthy Ecosystems On Planet

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A bee of the genus Ceratina on a plant of the genus Ipomoea (morning glory). (Joe Zientek/Newsflash)

Scientists assessing the level of diversity among bee species necessary for sustaining populations of wild plants have concluded that ecosystems rely on many bee species to flourish, not just a…

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Hubble Finds Planet Almost 12,000 Times Bigger Than Earth Slowly Forming

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Researchers were able to directly image newly forming exoplanet AB Aurigae b over a 13-year span using Hubble’s Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) and its Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrograph (NICMOS). In the top right, Hubble’s NICMOS image captured in 2007 shows AB Aurigae b in a due south position compared to its host star, which is covered by the instrument’s coronagraph. The image captured in 2021 by STIS shows the protoplanet has moved in a counterclockwise motion over time. (NASA, ESA, Thayne Currie (Subaru Telescope, Eureka Scientific Inc./Newsflash)

A massive new planet, nine times the size of Jupiter, is being formed in an intense and violent process, as recorded by NASA’s Hubble space telescope, challenging understandings about planetary…

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Scientists Race to Find Cause of Alarming Polar Heatwave

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View of the German-French research base AWIPEV in Ny-Alesund, Spitsbergen, observatory with the KARL lidar system, laser beam leaves the observatory through the lidar hatch. (Newsflash)

An international research campaign involving over 100 scientists from 12 countries has begun investigating the dramatic warming in the Arctic - estimated at two to three degrees Centigrade - over…

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Study Warns Amazon Is Near Tipping Point Of Transitioning From Rainforest To Savanna

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A picture of the Amazon rainforest. (Ivars Utinans, Unsplash/Newsflash)

Researchers analysing changes in vegetation biomass have warned that the Amazon rainforest risks transitioning to savanna, with dire consequences for global warming. The vast Amazon rainforest covers 2,100,000 square miles…

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Iraqi Astrophotographer Captures Stunning Images Of Blood Moon

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HUNTER MOON called the blood moon or sanguine moon is photographed by Darya Kawa Mirza,28, who loves to take different pictures of the moon in Erbil, Iraq. (@daryavaseum/Newsflash)

These stunning images of last week’s blood moon were captured by an Iraqi astrophotographer with a fast-growing online following. Darya Kawa Mirza, 28, who comes from Erbil, capital of the…

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