Archive for December 29th, 2016:

Science selection

There has been a feast of interesting stories behind the news headlines this year. Here’s part two of our festive selection of science and environment long reads. Football as a numbers game. By Jonathan Sullivan Image copyright Alex Livesey “Big data” – the world of analytics, algorithms and statistical models – is increasingly part of

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Rare giraffe born on Boxing Day

A rare giraffe was born at Chester Zoo on Boxing Day – found by staff when they arrived in the morning. The Rothschild giraffe is said to be one of the most endangered species of the animal, because of poaching and loss of habitat. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38455764

Birds migrating earlier as temperatures rise

Image copyright Markus Vareavuo/naturepl.com Image caption Species that migrate huge distances – such as the swallow were included in the research Migrating birds are arriving at their breeding grounds earlier as global temperatures rise, a study has found. Birds have reached their summer breeding grounds on average about one day earlier per degree of increasing

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