Archive for August, 2017:

Scientists discover a new flower of Shetland

Media captionThe flower is thought to have developed in the last 200 years Scientists have discovered a brand new flower in Shetland. It is a beauty. A delicate golden bell of a flower, its throat flecked with tiny, blood-red spots – colours echoing the Lion Rampant. It is a discreet beauty, though. Each flower is

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The winners and losers of Mexico’s wind power boom

In La Ventosa – which means windy – residents are renting out their land for wind farms. The village 700km from Mexico City, is part of Mexico’s clean energy drive. But not everyone is happy. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-40992087

How to watch a total solar eclipse: Tips from the Faroe Islands

Ahead of Monday’s eclipse in the US, here are four tips from the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic, which experienced one in 2015. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-40990525

Bats set up home inside dinosaur at Devon theme park

Rare bats have set up home inside a dinosaur at a theme park in north Devon. The lesser horseshoe bats have moved in to the belly of a triceratops at the Wildlife and Dinosaur Park in Combe Martin. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-40922319

Pen Hadow sets sail for North Pole as Arctic ice melts

British explorer Pen Hadow and his crew have set sail from Alaska, in an attempt to become the first people ever to sail to the North Pole. With Arctic ice melting at an unprecedented rate, previously inaccessible waters are opening up, creating the potential for their planned 5,500 km (3,500 mile) journey for the first

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Chimps can play rock-paper-scissors

Share this with Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Copy this link Read more about sharing Close share panel Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40946194

A licence to kill bear cubs?

Hunters in Alaska can now shoot and bait bear cubs and hibernating bears on national wildlife refuges after President Trump abolished protections put in place by Barack Obama. In this video, reporter Claire Marshall joins hunter and conservationist Christine Cunningham on a bear hunt in the mountains to explore the ethical dilemmas of hunting. Article

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Total solar eclipse: Meet Sharon and Billy Hahs

They have travelled the world chasing total eclipses. How are this couple now preparing for one in their backyard? Video filmed by Hannah Long-Higgins, produced by Sarah Svoboda and edited by Joni Mazer Field Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40965826

Radioactive ‘pooh sticks’ trace carbon’s ocean journey

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scientists say iodine traces from Sellafield have travelled to the waters off Bermuda Radioactive iodine from nuclear reprocessing plants in the UK and France has been detected deep in the waters near Bermuda. Scientists say the contaminants take a circuitous route travelling via the Arctic Ocean and down past

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Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves ‘hyped’

Image copyright AFP The gas reserves in shale rocks in the UK have been “hyped”, an academic said. Professor John Underhill from Heriot-Watt University said the UK’s potential shale deposits were likely to have been disrupted by shifts in the earth 55 million years ago. He said the government would be wise to formulate a

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