World's oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 3:45 PM
Archaeologists have claimed to find the world's oldest intact shipwreck at the bottom of the Black Sea, where it laid undisturbed for over 2,400 years. The 23-metre vessel, thought to be ancient Greek, was discovered over 1.6 km below the sea surface with its mast, rudders and rowing benches intact. Lack of oxygen at that depth preserved it, researchers said.
Global warming may make beer scarcer and costlier
Monday, October 15, 2018, 9:22 PM
Add beer to chocolate , coffee and wine as some of life’s little pleasures that global warming will make scarcer and costlier, scientists say. Increasing bouts of extreme heat waves and drought will hurt production of barley, a key beer ingredient, in the future. Losses of barley yield can be as much as 17%, an international group of researchers estimated.
Social media data used to predict retail failure
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 11:18 AM
Researchers have developed a model that uses a mix of social media and transport data to predict whether a retail business in a city will fail within six months. The model, which is based on machine learning, used data from 10 different cities around the world to predict shop closures. Its predictions were 80% accurate, the researchers claimed.