Archive for February 23rd, 2017:

Plane flies along Antarctica’s giant Larsen crack

Media captionNew aerial video of the ice crack has been released by the British Antarctic Survey The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has released new footage of the ice crack that promises to produce a giant berg. The 175km-long fissure runs through the Larsen C Ice Shelf on the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula. If

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‘Magical thinking’ on Heathrow expansion

Image copyright PA Heathrow expansion can only be justified if the government proves it will not breach laws on climate change and pollution, MPs say. Ministers say a third runway will not exceed environment limits. However, the Commons Environmental Audit Committee has accused the government of “magical thinking” – wishing the problem away without a

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Star’s seven Earth-sized worlds set record

Media captionAll seven planets are thought to have Earth-like characteristics (Photo credit: Nature) Astronomers have detected a record seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star. The researchers say that all seven could potentially support liquid water on the surface, depending on the other properties of those planets. But only three are within the conventional “habitable”

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