Archive for June, 2017:

Chimps’ strength secrets explained

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chimps do appear to be stronger than us, but not by as much as we often think The greater strength of chimpanzees, relative to humans, may have been explained by American scientists. A study suggests the difference is mostly due to a higher proportion in chimps of a muscle fibre

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Africa agriculture pioneer wins 2017 World Food Prize

Image copyright World Food Prize Image caption Access to seeds and fertilisers has proven problematic for millions of farmers in Africa African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina has won the prestigious World Food Prize for his work to boost yields and farm incomes. Dr Adesina said providing millions of farmers with seeds and fertilisers was

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Future of energy on show in Kazakhstan

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Pandas in Berlin: Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in new home

Media captionMeng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in Berlin Two giant pandas have landed safely in Berlin accompanied by Chinese panda specialists and a ton of bamboo. Meng Meng and Jiao Qing were welcomed at Berlin’s Schoenefeld airport by Berlin’s mayor, China’s ambassador to Germany and crowds of reporters. The pair, flown in from China

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SpaceX completes launch and landing double bill

Image copyright SPACEX Image caption Iridium has booked SpaceX for multiple missions that will leave Earth from the Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast US rocket company SpaceX completed back-to-back launches at the weekend. Late on Friday, it used one of its refurbished Falcon 9 vehicles to put up a Bulgarian satellite from

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Splish splashing spinning gorilla

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Yellowstone grizzly: Endangered or not?

The Yellowstone grizzlies are about to be taken off the endangered species list – after they were first added more than 40 years ago in 1975. Some conservationists are calling the decision to reclassify the bears political, and not based on science. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40389590

How cats conquered the ancient world

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The tabby is prized for its beauty The domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice – in the Near East and then Egypt, according to the largest study of its kind. Farmers in the Near East were probably the first people to successfully tame wild

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Volcanoes ‘triggered dawn of dinosaurs’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Scientists say intense eruptions took place 200 million years ago A million-year-long period of extreme volcanic activity most likely paved the way for the dawn of the dinosaurs, a study suggests. Scientists have analysed ancient rocks and have found traces of emissions from huge volcanic eruptions that happened

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Whale body size warning for species collapses

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Sperm whales showed the biggest declines in body size from 1905 to 1985 The shrinking size of whales over the 20th Century could help scientists detect when wildlife populations are in trouble, a study suggests. The analysis shows that the average body size of four whale species declined

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