Archive for December 20th, 2016:

Brexit uncertainty ‘corrosive’ for science

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The report welcomes an increase to science funding announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement Uncertainty over the nature of the UK’s future relationship with the EU is having a “corrosive” effect on science, a House of Lords report says. The report highlights what it says is a “delay in

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‘Casper octopod under threat from deep sea mining’

Image copyright NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research Image caption The “Casper” octopod was spotted last year A deep sea octopod, dubbed “Casper” after the film ghost because of its appearance, could be at risk from mining, scientists say. The animal, possibly a new species, was discovered last spring at depths of more than

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Iron ‘jet stream’ detected in Earth’s outer core

Image copyright ESA Image caption Artwork: A depiction of where the jet is moving – in the outer core. The Swarm satellites fly a few hundred km above the planet and sense its magnetic field Scientists say they have identified a remarkable new feature in Earth’s molten outer core. They describe it as a kind

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