Archive for May 13th, 2017:

Safeguarding Islam’s ancient past

Image copyright Richard Duebel Image caption The citadel in Aleppo, Syria, has suffered damage during the country’s six-year-long conflict A recent conference in Bahrain brought together experts in Islamic archaeology to discuss the lessons of the past and how to safeguard Muslim heritage for future generations. Under the blistering Bahraini sun archaeologist Salman Al Mahari

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Why does Belgium shine so brightly?

Image copyright Thomas Pesquet / ESA Image caption The orange-tinted glow of Belgium can be seen towards the top of picture – with the Aurora Borealis captured to the north Belgium’s penchant for extravagant motorway lighting is suddenly in the spotlight thanks to pictures posted by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet. The images of Europe taken

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Lack of dust makes China’s air pollution much worse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Studies suggest that the deaths of 1.6 million people a year in China are linked to air quality Airborne dust is normally seen as an environmental problem, but the lack of it is making air pollution over China considerably worse. A new study suggests less dust means more solar

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