Back from the dead: Some corals regrow after ‘fatal’ warming Oct 10, 2019 0 537 12345 AFPWashingtonFor the first time ever, scientists have found corals that were thought to have been killed by heat stress have recovered, a glimmer of hope for the world’s climate change-threatened reefs.The chance discovery, made by Diego K Kersting from the Freie University of Berlin and the University of Barcelona during diving expeditions in the Spanish Mediterranean, was reported in the journal Science Advances on Wednesday.Kersting and co-author Cristina Linares have been carrying out long-term monitoring of 243 colonies of the endangered reef-builder coral Cladocora caespitosa since 2002, allowing them to describe in previous papers recurring warming-related mass mortalities.“At some point, we saw living polyps in these colonies, which we thought were completely dead,” Kersting said, adding it was a “big surprise.” Coral are made up of hundreds to thousands of tiny creatures called polyps that secrete a hard outer skeleton of calcium carbonate (limestone) and attach themselves to the ocean floor. RELATED ARTICLES Pioneers of lithium-ion battery win Nobel Chemistry Prize Oct 10, 2019 0 203 Two dead as German synagogue targeted in Yom Kippur attack Oct 10, 2019 0 204 Trump is most mentally ill human being in America, says Rihanna Oct 10, 2019 0 614 Britain, EU to hold last-ditch talks tomorrow as Brexit deadline looms AFP London Britain and the European Union on Wednesday agreed to hold last-ditch talks aimed at securing a Brexit deal with just days left to thrash out an agreement, as the two sides accuse each other of failing to .. Corbyn says he must head Brexit interim government if Johnson falls London (dpa) - Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday insisted that he must be the one to lead any caretaker government to steer Britain away from a no-deal Brexit if Prime Minister Boris Johnson is forced out .. Bavarian mushrooms still radioactive 33 years after Chernobyl Munich: Certain varieties of wild mushroom in Bavaria are continuing to show traces of radioactive caesium-137, more than 30 years after the Chernobyl disaster, radiation monitoring officials reported on Wednesday. .. California turns off power to millions to prevent wildfires Los Angeles: Rolling blackouts affecting up to 800,000 customers began on Wednesday in parts of California as a utility company switched off power because of hot, windy weather that raises the risk of wildfires. Pacific .. US military going into Middle East was ‘worst decision ever’: Trump AFP Washington, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the US military becoming involved in the Middle East was the “worst decision ever made” and that he was ensuring the safe return of troops. Trump has faced a ..