Archive for October 26th, 2016:

Saturn’s weird hexagon changes colour

Image copyright NASA The mysterious hexagon at Saturn’s northern pole has changed colour from blue to gold, scientists have said. The hexagon is essentially a rotating cloud pattern; its shape may originate as the result of large differences in the speeds of Saturn’s winds. The observation was made by Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft, which has been

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Parrot fossil unearthed in Siberia

Image copyright Dr Nikita Zelenkov Image caption The researchers compared the Siberian parrot fossil bone (top left) with other birds A parrot fossil has been unearthed in Siberia – the furthest north one of these birds has ever been found, a study reports. A single parrot bone was discovered in the Baikal region and dates

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Prince of Wales joins soil boosting project

Image copyright Getty Images The Prince of Wales is joining an Anglo-French government initiative to improve the condition of global soils. Ministers from both governments are meeting the prince to discuss how to improve soil health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from farming. Typically the focus of cutting greenhouse gases has fallen on transport and

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