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WHAT IS THE BLOCKCHAIN?

04 JULY 2022 Now famous for providing the engine for a variety of ‘hidden’ digital currency systems such as Bitcoin, blockchain (or Distributed Ledger Technology) describes a computerized process intended to make databases more egalitarian, transparent, and virtually tamper-proof. While this is an ideal outcome, arguments remain over whether the technology actually …

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UN OCEAN CONFERENCE IS A KEY STEP TO RESTORING OCEAN HEALTH

03 JULY 2022 With every breath we take, we are connected to the ocean. The planet-defining blue covers more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, providing half of its oxygen, stabilising our global climate and weather system, and providing food and livelihoods for billions of people. A healthy ocean is …

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HEALTHY PLANET NEEDS “OCEAN ACTION” FROM ASIAN AND PACIFIC NATIONS

02 JULY 2022  As the Second Global Ocean Conference opens in Lisbon, governments in Asia and the Pacific must seize the opportunity to enhance cooperation and solidarity to address a host of challenges that endanger what is a lifeline for millions of people in the region. If done Right Ocean action will …

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ON DAY OF THE SEAFARER, UAE LAUNCHES NEW WELFARE INITIATIVE

29 JUN 2022  On June 25, the shipping industry observes the Day of the Seafarer. It could not come at a better time, as seafarers continue to face systemic welfare challenges. The war in Ukraine and the ongoing pandemic have made conditions even more difficult for many. While the Day …

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HUNDREDS INJURED, 12 KILLED WHEN CHLORINE TANK IS DROPPED IN AQABA

28 JUN 2022  A toxic cloud of chlorine gas was released in a loading accident Monday afternoon in the Jordanian port of Aqaba on the Red Sea. State media is reporting that 12 people died and at least 260 others were injured when the gas cylinder ruptured releasing the toxic …

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IMO ASKS MARINERS TO SHARE PERSONAL JOURNEYS ON DAY OF THE SEAFARER

27 JUNE 2022  This weekend, the maritime industry celebrates the Day of the Seafarer, a day for remembering and honoring the role that seafarers play in the global economy – and the challenges they face. “The world counts on seafarers,” said Secretary-General António Guterres. “Ships transport a remarkable 90 per …

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RESEARCHERS ARE FIGURING OUT WHY SOME PEOPLE CAN ‘HEAR’ VOICES OF THE DEAD

01 JULY 2022 Scientists have identified the traits that may make a person more likely to claim they hear the voices of the dead. According to research published in 2021, a predisposition to high levels of absorption in tasks, unusual auditory experiences in childhood, and a high susceptibility to auditory …

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SCIENTISTS DETECT INTRIGUING DIFFERENCES IN THE EYES OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND ADHD

30 JUN 2022 When it comes to neurodevelopmental conditions like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the earlier and more accurate the diagnosis the better – it means more time for treatment and symptom management, and often a diagnosis provides people with a far better understanding of themselves. …

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STICKY PROBLEM OF BIOFOULING

29 JUN 2022 Like many English words and phrases, the description of something reliable as “copper-bottomed” has a maritime origin. It dates from the 18th century, when seafarers had long struggled with unwanted plants and animals that stuck to the wooden hulls of their ships and slowed them down. In 1761, the …

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CLIMATE CHANGE WILL AFFECT WAVE-DRIVEN COASTAL EROSION

28 JUN 2022  The world’s coastlines are at the forefront of climate change. That’s because they’re constantly changing, and respond quickly to changes in climate. They’re particularly important because around 70 percent of the world’s population live within 100 km of the coast, and 90 percent of the world’s trade …

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