Archive for December 7th, 2016:

‘Keep poultry inside’ amid bird flu risk, keepers told

Image copyright AFP Poultry keepers have been told to keep their birds inside to protect them from a highly-infectious strain of avian flu in Europe. Chicken, turkey and duck owners must keep them indoors for 30 days or take steps to separate them from wild birds. The H5N8 bird flu strain has been found in

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Do smoke-free stoves really save lives?

Image copyright Handstand Productions/ CAPS A big clinical trial in Malawi was expected to show children are less likely to die of pneumonia if they live in a home where food is cooked on a smoke-free stove rather than an open fire. Instead it suggests the stove makes no difference. Where does this leave a

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First photos from Cassini Saturn probe’s new orbit

Image copyright NASA Image caption The photos show the hexagon-shaped storm in Saturn’s northern hemisphere The Cassini spacecraft has sent back the first views from its new orbit around Saturn. Last month, the Nasa probe began a new phase of its mission – one that involves making a series of daredevil manoeuvres over the next

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