Archive for January 7th, 2017:

Seal found in Blakeney garden 2km away from the sea

Image copyright RSPCA Image caption The seal was spotted in the back garden of a holiday home at Blakeney A seal was found in the back garden of a holiday home, 2km (1.2 miles) away from the sea. The RSPCA said it believed the adult grey seal swam inland along the River Glaven in Norfolk

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Forensic science standards ‘at significant risk’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The regulator’s annual report says not all police forces are “fully committed” to reaching standards The quality of forensic science work in England and Wales is at risk and could threaten the integrity of the criminal justice system, the regulator has said. Forensic Science Regulator Gillian Tully said some police

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Urbanisation signal detected in evolution, study shows

Image caption For the first time, researchers say they have identified urbanisation’s signature in evolution A “clear signal” of urbanisation has been identified in the evolution of organisms, which has implications for sustainability and human well-being. In analysis of more than 1,600 cases around the globe, researchers said the changes could affect ecosystem services important

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