Archive for March 12th, 2017:

Budget 2017: Robotics, driverless cars and 5G to get UK funds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Funding for robots was promised during the Budget speech Funding for research into robotics and a next-generation 5G mobile network, has been announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond as part of his Budget. He also promised more money to support the development of driverless cars and electric vehicle batteries. The

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Invasive snakes threaten forests on Pacific island of Guam

Image copyright SPL Image caption Brown tree snakes have decimated bird populations on Guam Brown tree snakes, which have wreaked havoc among bird populations on the Pacific island of Guam, may also be damaging the forests. Scientists say that the slithery invaders’ dietary habits are preventing the spread of tree seeds by birds. Researchers say

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DNA provides window into early Aboriginal history

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists have used hair to locate where distinct Aboriginal groups lived in Australia up to 50,000 years ago. The genetic study could help reconnect indigenous families with ancestral communities, according to the University of Adelaide-led study. It shows the first Australians spread rapidly before largely spending continuous time in distinct areas.

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