Archive for June 8th, 2017:

Antarctic base waits on ‘Halloween’ crack

Media captionBBC Horizon: Halley VI is one of the most remote scientific research centres in the world Restricted operations at the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley station may have to continue for some time to come. The base, which ordinarily stays open year-round, is currently closed because of uncertainty over a developing crack in the ice

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‘First of our kind’ found in Morocco

Media captionThe shape of a Jebel Irhoud skull (L) is almost identical to ours (R) The idea that modern people evolved in a single “cradle of humanity” in East Africa some 200,000 years ago is no longer tenable, new research suggests.  Fossils of five early humans have been found in North Africa that show Homo

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Asian nations make plastic oceans promise

Image copyright Getty Images Nations responsible for much of the world’s ocean plastic pollution have promised to start cleaning up their act. At a UN oceans summit, delegates from China, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines said they would work to keep plastics out of the seas. Some of the promises are not yet formalised and

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