Archive for January 27th, 2017:

Tim Peake’s capsule goes on display at Science Museum

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Reunited: It was the first time Tim Peake had seen the capsule since stepping out of it in June The spacecraft that carried Tim Peake to and from the International Space Station last year has gone on display at London’s Science Museum. The museum says the Russian capsule is an

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World Bank loan scheme ‘failing clean energy’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nations have committed themselves to decarbonising their economies as part of the Paris Climate Agreement A multi-billion dollar global fund is encouraging the construction of fossil fuel projects, at the expense of cleaner options, a study reports. An NGO said that some World Bank policy loans had the effect of

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Skeleton offers clues to medieval spread of leprosy

Image copyright Simon Roffey Image caption Extensive tests were carried out on the skeleton A medieval skeleton found at a UK burial site has revealed clues to the history of leprosy, say researchers. The remains were excavated from the site of one of UK’s earliest known hospitals, near Winchester, Hampshire. Scientific detective work suggests the

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