Archive for February 24th, 2017:

What future for E numbers after Brexit?

Image copyright Getty Images Thinking about E numbers might stir up images of hyperactive children guzzling fluorescent soft drinks. But have you ever wondered what the E stands for? Looking at this system of food additives can help illustrate some of the tough issues facing the British government as it prepares to leave the European

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Lemur facial recognition tool developed

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Being able to accurately track individual lemurs could help preserve the endangered mammals A team of researchers has developed a facial recognition system that can identify individual lemurs in the wild with high levels of accuracy. The plan is to use the technology to help radically improve the way the

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Most wood energy schemes are a ‘disaster’ for climate change

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There has been rapid growth in the use of wood chips and pellets for generating electricity Using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a flawed policy that is speeding up not slowing down climate warming. That’s according to a new study which says wood is not carbon neutral

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