Archive for September 12th, 2017:

Tackling the canine obesity crisis

Image caption Could a genetic mutation explain some dogs’ insatiable appetite? When it comes to man’s best friend, science may finally have solved the mystery of their gluttony – some Labradors, it seems, are genetically predisposed to being hungry. That’s according to scientists who were discussing their ongoing mission to improve our favourite pets’ health

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Badger culling gets go ahead in 11 new areas of England

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Culling will be carried out in 21 areas of England this year Licences have been issued for badger culling in 11 new areas in Devon, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset and Cheshire. Culling is part of the government’s 25-year strategy to eradicate bovine TB, but opponents say there is no evidence it

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Cassini: Saturn probe turns towards its death plunge

Image copyright NASA/JPL-CALTECH/SSI/JASON MAJOR Image caption Methane rains out of Titan’s orange sky The international Cassini spacecraft at Saturn has executed the course correction that will send it to destruction at the end of the week. The probe flew within 120,000km of the giant moon Titan on Monday – an encounter that bent its trajectory

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