Archive for April 27th, 2017:

First Americans claim sparks controversy

Image copyright San Diego Natural History Museum Image caption Purported stone tools can be seen alongside broken mastodon bones at the excavation site near San Diego A study that claims humans reached the Americas 130,000 years ago – much earlier than previously suggested – has run into controversy. Humans are thought to have arrived in

(Read More…)

Cassini radio signal from Saturn picked up after dive

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI Image caption Raw images: The first gap-run pictures of the atmosphere. They will need full processing The Cassini spacecraft is sending data back to Earth after diving in between Saturn’s rings and cloudtops. The probe executed the daredevil manoeuvre on Wednesday – the first of 22 plunges planned over the next five

(Read More…)

Government bid to delay air pollution plan fails

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Air pollution has been described as a “public health emergency” The UK Government has lost a court bid to delay publication of its air pollution strategy, and must now release it before the June election. Courts had given the government until Monday 24 April to set out draft guidelines

(Read More…)

© Warren Fyfe