Archive for March 27th, 2017:

Nasa ‘smallsats’ open up new planetary frontier

Image copyright NASA Image caption The IceCube smallsat was designed to study Earth, but upcoming missions would be despatched to other planetary bodies Nasa is planning a series of small satellite missions that could open up new ways of exploring the Solar System. James Green, head of planetary science at Nasa, told BBC News that

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Fossil tracks are Australia’s ‘Jurassic Park’

Image copyright STEVEN W. SALISBURY Scientists have described a remarkable collection of dinosaur tracks on beaches on the Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia. More than 20 different types of fossil footmarks have been captured in sandstone rock. Some are over 1.5m in size, recording the movement of sauropods – the giant beasts with long necks and

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‘Fake research’ comes under scrutiny

Image copyright SPL The scale of “fake research” in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests. Official data points to about 30 allegations of research misconduct between 2012 and 2015. However, figures obtained by the BBC under Freedom of Information rules identified hundreds of allegations over a similar time period at

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