Archive for July 6th, 2017:

Elephant tourism is ‘fuelling cruelty’

Image copyright World Animal Protection Image caption A young elephant at a venue in Thailand. They are used as a backdrop for selfies, ridden and forced to entertain tourists by playing football, painting, riding tricycles, throwing darts and dancing Millions of people want selfies riding elephants, or washing them, or patting their trunks. But according

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BepiColombo: Joint Mercury mission ready for ‘pizza oven’

Image caption Fully fuelled at launch, the 6.4m-high flight stack will weigh over four tonnes The two satellites that make up the BepiColombo mission to Mercury were presented to the media on Thursday. This joint European-Japanese venture has been in development for nearly two decades, but should finally get to the launch pad in 15

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LHC double heavy particle to shine light on strong force

Image copyright CERN Scientists have detected a new particle at the Large Hadron Collider at Cern. The discovery will help researchers learn more about the so-called “strong force” which holds the centres of atoms together. The existence of the new particle was theoretically predicted but this is the first time it has been identified. The

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