Archive for May, 2017:

Terrorists’ moral judgment probed in psychology test

Image copyright Thinkstock A project aiming to “scientifically understand the mindset of terrorists” has published insights that the scientists say could have implications for terror prevention. Researchers worked with a group of 66 incarcerated ex-combatants from a paramilitary terrorist group in Colombia, a country with one of the greatest insurgency rates in the world. This

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Britain’s great explorations now online

Media captionThe first flight over Mount Everest captured by Major Stewart Blacker in 1933 The Royal Geographical Society is releasing the films of the scientific explorations it sponsored in the early 20th Century. The priceless footage, some of which has not been seen for nearly 100 years, is being digitised and put online. The films

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Two dead whales at Felixstowe and Orford

The discovery of a dead whale on the beach at Felixstowe is attracting visitors. A second whale, thought to be a minke, has also been found further up the coast, on a mudbank in the River Ore estuary near Orford. Experts say injuries to the Felixstowe whale indicate it may have been struck by a

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Can fish skin help treat burns?

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Juno peers below Jupiter’s clouds

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/BA.Hall/G.Robles Image caption South Pole: The polar cloud structure at Jupiter is very different from that at Saturn Scientists working on the American space agency’s new Juno mission say its initial observations at Jupiter have taken their breath away. In particular, they have been amazed by the storms seen at the planet’s poles.

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Endangered turtle set free in Florida

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Schiaparelli: Crashed lander was ill-prepared for Mars

Image copyright ESA Image caption Artwork: The retrorockets should have fired for about 30 seconds The crashed European spacecraft Schiaparelli was ill-prepared for its attempt at landing on the surface of Mars. That’s the conclusion of an inquiry into the failure on 16 October 2016. The report outlines failings during the development process and makes

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New Zealand space launch is first from a private site

Image copyright Twitter/@RocketLabUSA Image caption The launch had been delayed by several days due to poor weather An American company has launched a rocket into space from New Zealand, the first from a private launch facility. Rocket Lab’s 17m (56ft) Electron rocket took off from the Mahia Peninsula, in North Island, the firm said on

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The moment a sea lion pulls a girl under water

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Frozen ‘space sperm’ passes fertility test

Image copyright RobinOlimb/Getty Healthy baby mice have been born using freeze-dried sperm stored in the near-weightless environment of space. The Japanese team behind the gravity-breaking experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) say it shows that transporting the seeds of life away from Earth is feasible. Sperm banks could even be made on the Moon

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