Archive for September 15th, 2017:

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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Belfast scientists design flexible organic battery

Image copyright Queen’s University Belfast Image caption The flexible organic supercapacitor could last three times longer than conventional batteries Queen’s University Belfast scientists have designed a new flexible organic battery that could revolutionise how medical implants are powered. Devices such as pacemakers are currently fitted with rigid metal based batteries, which can cause discomfort. The

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Snow leopard no longer ‘endangered’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Scientists are emphasising that the big cats’ new status does not mean they are safe from extinction Has the chilling threat of extinction worn off at last for the long-endangered snow leopard? Not exactly – but the iconic big cats’ conservation status has been improved from “endangered” to “vulnerable”. The

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