Day: November 21, 2021

Modern Games romps home after being reinstated at Breeders’ Cup meeting

The first day of the Breeders’ Cup meeting at Del Mar racecourse in California concluded in extraordinary and chaotic circumstances on Friday after Modern Games, trained in Newmarket by Charlie Appleby, was scratched from the Juvenile Turf on veterinary advice and then reinstated, before running out an easy winner as boos rang out from the […]

Domestic cats drive spread of Toxoplasma parasite to wildlife

New UBC research suggests free-roaming cats are likely to blame in the spread of the potentially deadly Toxoplasma gondii parasite to wildlife in densely populated urban areas. The study—the first to analyze so many wildlife species over a global scale—also highlights how healthy ecosystems can protect against these types of pathogens. The researchers, led by […]

Urea shortage threatens South Korea’s transport, energy industries

South Korea is flying a military oil tanker to Australia this week to airlift 27,000 litres of urea solution, used in diesel vehicles and factories to cut emissions, amid a dire shortage threatening to stall commercial transport and industries. Approximately two million diesel vehicles, mostly cargo trucks, are required by government to use the additive, […]

Airbnb is doing more to highlight accessible accommodations

The changes, announced as part of the Airbnb 2021 Winter Release, include a new accessibility review process in which hosts can submit photos of the accessibility features in their home. An Airbnb agent will then manually review the pictures. This allows guests to be confident that the features listed by a host are indeed present […]

Architecture Built 1,000 Years Ago to Catch Rain is Being Revived to Save India’s Parched Villages

They brought access to fresh water for millennia, and existed as long-honored pieces of cultural heritage, and then they were abandoned. Now a new chapter is opening on the stepwells of India. Modern sewage and irrigation systems made them obsolete, but under the weight of extreme drought, the stepwells of India big and small are […]