Archive for August 13th, 2017:

First ‘winged’ mammals flew over dinosaurs

Image copyright April I. Neander/UChicago Image caption The new species of winged-mammal Maiopatagium in a Jurassic forest Fossils of the first “winged” mammals, from 160 million years ago, have been discovered in China. They reveal that mammal ancestors evolved to glide between trees in a similar way to some mammals today. This adds to evidence

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Climate change has shifted the timing of European floods

Image copyright ASI/Land Tirol/BH Landeck Image caption A summertime flood in the Austrian Tyrol in 2005 Climate change has had a significant impact on the timing of river floods across Europe over the past 50 years, according to a new study. In some regions, such as southern England, floods are now occurring 15 days earlier

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‘Impressive’ Perseid meteor shower seen over UK

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meteors captured above the Jill Windmill in West Sussex early on Sunday The Perseid meteor shower has been seen over parts of the UK, giving stargazers the opportunity to spot scores of shooting stars in the sky. The shower was due to peak in the UK on Saturday night, in

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