Archive for March 13th, 2017:

Satao, one of the last ‘giant tusker’ elephants, killed in Kenya

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One of the park’s elephants, photographed in 2009. It takes decades for ivory tusks to grow to “giant tusker” size A rare African elephant – one of the continent’s oldest and largest – died in a suspected poaching incident, a conservation group has said. Satao II, a 50-year-old so-called

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Prize for cracking brain’s ‘feel good’ system

Image copyright SPL The UK-based winners cracked the brain’s “reward centre” It influences your happiness, pleasure or motivation to do something But the system can go wrong turning people into addicts Three UK-based scientists have won a prestigious prize worth 1m euros for studying the brain’s reward centre. Their work helps understand our drive to

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Malta’s Azure Window collapses into the sea

Image copyright AFP/AP Image caption The Azure Window was featured in several films Malta’s famous Azure Window rock arch has collapsed into the sea after heavy storms. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the news was “heartbreaking”. A study in 2013 said that while erosion was inevitable, the structure was not in imminent danger of collapsing,

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