0 Have your say ESCAPE room fans will be able to put themselves to the test – locked in a 40ft shipping container. Challenger Escapes has converted a 40ft shipping container into an interactive portable escape room and is currently on a tour of the UK.It will take residency in Portsmouth at two sites over the coming weeks: the Pyramids Centre in Southsea from March 30 until April 30 and the Mountbatten Centre in Stamshaw from May 1 until May 23.Challenger Escapes is run by two brothers, Jamie Pollard-Jones, 26; an army Captain with the King’s Royal Hussars and Sam, 23, a sport management graduate from Bournemouth University.The firm began as a concept after the pair took a trip to Budapest to explore the city and its escape rooms. They saw the units in action, creating fun and interesting atmospherics, in limited spaces.Jamie said: ‘Escape Rooms are not a new concept to the UK but by combining … [Read more...] about Innovative mobile escape room challenge comes to Portsmouth in a 40ft shipping container
Aylin Woodward, provided by Published 3:08 pm CST, Thursday, March 7, 2019 Gustavo Politis and Pablo Messineo For the first time ever, scientists have found a site where humans killed and butchered a giant sloth. Humans hunted the giant ground sloth 12,600 years ago in what is now the Pampas region of Argentina. A new study about the finding dispels previous misconceptions about how long giant ground sloths and humans co-existed before Homo sapiens hunted these creatures to extinction. Humans arrived in South America roughly 14,500 years ago, where they routinely hunted giant ground sloths, mastadons, and giant armadillo relatives called glyptodons. Nearly 12,600 years ago, during the Late Pleistocene era, a group of humans hunted and killed a giant ground sloth in Argentina, then left the animal's bones behind, along with their butchering knife. The giant sloth's bones remained there, at a site called Campo Laborde in the Pampas region, until 2000, when a local … [Read more...] about Humans once hunted and butchered giant ground sloths in South America, 12,600-year-old bones reveal
A recent paper in the science journal Marine Policy asks if the current focus on plastic pollution is distracting society from even larger challenges facing the ocean, and if a focus on changing bottles or straws is distracting us from making more fundamental changes to the economy. As humans have pumped greenhouses gases into the atmosphere, almost all of the resulting heat has ended up in the ocean; as water gets hotter, that’s killing fish and coral reefs. The heat also leads to sea level rise and melts polar ice sheets, leading to even more sea level rise. Hurricanes are becoming more intense. Extra carbon dioxide is making oceans more acidic, so it’s harder for marine life to survive. At the same time, large-scale commercial fishing is decimating fish populations. Plastic pollution may not pose the same critical level of threat to marine ecosystems as climate change or overfishing, argues marine scientist Richard Stafford, a professor at the U.K.’s Bournemouth … [Read more...] about Is the fight against ocean plastic distracting us from bigger, deadlier problems?
Romania's prime minister has accused Western European leaders of "double standards" over corruption criticism. Viorica Dăncilă suggested France and Germany was not scrutinised as much as Romania and Bulgaria when it came to graft. But experts said Bucharest should deal with its "corruption problem" and that any double standards were irrelevant. What did Viorica Dăncilă say? PM Dăncilă, from the ruling Social Democrats (PSD), cited France has an example of unfairness between east and west Europe. She said there had been no outcry among EU leaders when French riot police clashed with protesters from the "gilets jaunes" ("yellow vest") movement. "It’s a double standard," said Dăncilă in an interview with Politico. "I didn’t see anyone come to the European Parliament and say: ‘We want a resolution on France'." Dăncilă said Romania and Bulgaria weer the only ones subject to anti-corruption monitoring from Brussels. … [Read more...] about Western Europe has double standards over corruption, says Romania’s PM
By Karen D'Souza | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 28, 2019 at 7:01 am | UPDATED: January 28, 2019 at 7:07 am Work. Family. Money. Traffic. The list of things stressing us out these days seems to be getting longer every day. If all that stress is making you feel a bit foggy in the mornings when you are trying to jump start your day, know that you are not alone. But there are foods that can help you power up your cognitive engines and bolster your healthy diet. Check out this list of four foods that can help fuel your brain. It’s a brain food cheat sheet for your busy day. Fatty fish Remember when your mom made you eat your fish sticks? She was on to something. Fatty fish are full of omega-3 fatty acids which help power the brain. As Simon Dyall, a principal academic and head of nutrition at Bournemouth University in the UK told Time, “Omega-3 fatty acids are involved in many different fundamental brain processes.” While … [Read more...] about 4 foods that fuel your brain