Norfolk sand: Has a colossal experiment worked?

By Rebecca MorelleGlobal science correspondent, BBC NewsMedia caption, Watch: Before and after footage of sand scheme in Norfolk, to prevent coastal erosionTwo years ago, a stretch of coastline in North Norfolk underwent a radical transformation. Millions of tonnes of sand were shifted there to hold back the encroaching sea. It’s the first time an experiment…

Evergrande has reportedly paid off $83.5 million worth of interest in dollar bonds ahead of deadline to avoid default

Evergrande Center in Shanghai, China. Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) China Evergrande has transferred funds to pay $83.5 million in bond interest payments ahead of a weekend deadline. It had already missed the payment on Sept. 23, but had a 30-day grace period before it’s considered a default. News of the payment sent Evergrande’s…

Biden pushes back against Joe Manchin, saying he doesn’t think people need to work to get the expanded child tax credit

Biden pushed back against Manchin’s efforts to restrict eligibility for the child tax credit on Thursday. The president responded “no” when asked if he backed work requirements. Biden pitched a one-year extension of the CTC, which was slammed by Democrats for being too short. Loading Something is loading. President Joe Biden said at a CNN…

Marjorie Taylor Greene got into a screaming match with Rep. Cheney over ‘Jewish space lasers’ comment

Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Liz Cheney argued about Greene’s “Jewish space laser” Facebook post. Rep. Raskin said that Greene shouted at Cheney during a House vote to hold Steve Bannon in contempt. The final vote was 229-202, and nine Republicans broke ranks to vote with Democrats. Loading Something is loading. Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene…

Gabby Petito: Fiancé Brian Laundrie’s remains found

Image source, Instagram/ Gabby PetitoImage caption, Gabby Petito (left) was found dead in WyomingHuman remains found in a Florida park on Wednesday are those of Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of murdered blogger Gabby Petito, the FBI says.The body of Mr Laundrie, who had been missing for over a month, was identified using dental records. Mr…

It’s not just Facebook

“Metaverse” has become a buzzword with Facebook reportedly planning a name change to reflect its focus on the concept. Chinese tech giants are also eyeing the metaverse. Tencent, ByteDance, and Alibaba are reportedly taking steps to enter the space. Loading Something is loading. Social media giant Facebook has thrust the metaverse into the limelight, reportedly…