Archive for February 16th, 2017:

Air pollution ‘final warning’ from European Commission to UK

Image copyright Getty Images The European Commission has sent a “final warning” to the UK over breaches of air pollution limits. It said limits had been repeatedly exceeded in 16 areas including London, Birmingham, Leeds, and Glasgow. Germany, France, Spain and Italy were also served with warnings over nitrogen dioxide levels. The commission said if

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Winston Churchill’s views on aliens revealed in lost essay

Image copyright Hulton Archive/Getty Images Image caption Churchill wrote the first draft in 1939, as Europe headed towards war A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill reveals he was open to the possibility of life on other planets. In 1939, the year World War Two broke out, Churchill penned a popular science article in which

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Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear

Image copyright Thinkstock Brain scans can detect autism long before any symptoms start to emerge, say scientists. The earliest that children tend to be diagnosed at present is at the age of two, although it is often later. The study, published in the journal Nature, showed the origins of autism are much earlier than that

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