Archive for May 6th, 2017:

Secrets of tea plant revealed by science

Image copyright Lizhi Gao Image caption All tea is made from the leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis Botanists have unlocked the genetic secrets of the plant prized for producing tea. A team in China has decoded the genetic building blocks of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, whose leaves are used for all types

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Fossil sheds light on ‘Jurassic Park’ dinosaurs

Image copyright Imperial College London Image caption Vouivria herd roaming a coastal lagoon The fossil of a dinosaur that has been languishing in a museum for decades has been re-examined – and it turns out to be that of a new species. Brachiosaurus, depicted in Jurassic Park, now has an early relative, providing clues to

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Ministers will not appeal pollution ruling

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Air pollution has been described as a “public health emergency” The UK Government will publish its draft plan to tackle illegal levels of air pollution after it decided not to appeal against a High Court ruling. Last week, the High Court’s rejected a bid by ministers to delay publication

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