Archive for June 28th, 2017:

Viewsnight: ‘Scientific research isn’t immune to sexism’

In this Viewsnight, Journalist Angela Saini argues that it’s easy for prejudice to affect research and that science has been tainted by sexism for hundreds of years. Viewsnight is BBC Newsnight’s place for ideas and debate. For more, head over to BBC Newsnight on Facebook and on YouTube Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40423625

‘Boaty McBoatface’ submarine returns home

Image copyright P.Abrahamsen/BAS Image caption Boaty undertook three dives with the longest conducted over three days Boaty McBoatface, the UK’s favourite yellow submarine, has returned from its first major science expedition. The vehicle was used in the Antarctic to map the movement of deep, cold water as it moves away from the White Continent towards

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Raptor plunging to extinction in England

Image copyright Andy Hay (rspb-images.com) Image caption Female hen harriers have brown plumage – possibly for camouflage in the heather The hen harrier, an iconic bird of prey, is heading towards the brink of extinction in England, new figures suggest. There are just four breeding pairs left in England and numbers are declining elsewhere in

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