Archive for December 2nd, 2016:

Sutton Hoo bitumen links Syria with Anglo-Saxon England

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One of the greatest finds at the Sutton Hoo boat burial is this warrior’s helmet, which is kept at the British Museum in London Analysis of black organic fragments found in the Sutton Hoo boat burial has revealed they are bitumen from Syria. The Suffolk site was excavated in

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Europe presses ahead with Mars rover

Image copyright ESA Image caption Artwork: The rover would land on the Red Planet in 2021 Europe will push ahead with its plan to put a UK-assembled robotic rover on the surface of Mars in 2021. Research ministers meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, have agreed to stump up the outstanding €400m euros needed to take the

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Four major cities move to ban diesel vehicles by 2025

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Air quality in Paris has forced political leaders to take a hard stance on the use of diesel The leaders of four major global cities say they will stop the use of all diesel-powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade. The mayors of Paris, Mexico

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