Archive for October 21st, 2016:

Giant dinosaurs ‘crossed continents’

Image copyright Travis Tischler/Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum Image caption Meet Savannasaurus: A new type of dinosaur Some of the giants of the dinosaur family may have originated in South America and crossed over Antarctica to Australia about 100 million years ago. The dinosaurs were able to make the journey when a spell of warming

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Schiaparelli Mars probe’s parachute ‘jettisoned too early’

Image copyright ESA Image caption Artwork: The retrorockets should have fired for about 30 seconds Europe’s Schiaparelli lander did not behave as expected as it headed down to the surface of Mars on Wednesday. Telemetry data recovered from the probe during its descent indicates that its parachute was jettisoned too early. The rockets it was

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Snow leopards: Numbers decline due to ‘retaliation’

Image copyright David Lawson Image caption Human wildlife conflict has been responsible for the greater number of snow leopards poached in recent years Hundreds of snow leopards are being killed by poachers every year across the high mountain ranges of Asia, according to a new report. It’s estimated there are just 4,000 of these elegant

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