Archive for March 28th, 2017:

Planet Nine: Astronomers want help from amateur stargazers

Image copyright ANU Image caption The Siding Spring Observatory in New South Wales Have you ever thought about discovering a planet? It may not be as fanciful as you think. Astronomers at the Australian National University (ANU) want help in searching for a ninth planet thought to be orbiting our Solar System. With a working

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How the mouse came to live alongside humans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption House mice are found in human homes throughout the world Mice have been living alongside humans for 15,000 years, according to fossil evidence. This is earlier than previously thought – and predates the dawn of agriculture. Scientists believe wild mice crept into settlements in the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean) region

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‘Fake science used to justify badger culls’

Image copyright SPL A senior researcher has accused the UK government of using “fake science” to justify its policy of culling badgers to control cattle TB. Prof Rosie Woodroffe has told BBC News that minsters were creating an “illusion” of success to justify the policy. She was speaking ahead of a scientific symposium on controlling

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