Archive for September 20th, 2017:


Image copyright Science Photo Library Try to swat a fly and it will soon become clear that they’re faster than you. Much faster. But how on Earth do these tiny creatures – with their minuscule brains – outwit us so easily? You’ve probably pondered it after chasing a fly around your house and flailing your

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Photographer settles ‘monkey selfie’ legal fight

Image copyright ┬ęDavid J Slater Image caption Mr Slater said that he had to earn the trust of the monkeys over several days before venturing close enough to get the selfie A photographer has settled a two-year legal fight against an animal rights group over a “monkey selfie” picture. Naruto the macaque monkey took the

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Paris climate aim ‘still achievable’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Renewable energy in Nicaragua The 2015 Paris agreement’s ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C remains within reach, a study suggests. The study is one of several to address the “carbon budget”, which – among other things – determines how much CO2 the planet can emit and still reach

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