Archive for October, 2017:

Colombia vets nurse tiny spider monkey back to health

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Pollution hot spots around the world

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The place spacecraft go to die

Image copyright china manned space engineering Image caption China’s Tiangong I spacecraft is expected to fall to Earth soon China’s Tiangong-1 space station is currently out of control and expected to fall back to Earth next year. But not in the remote place where many other spacecraft end their days. Explorers and adventurers often look

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Bali volcano: What is it like waiting for an eruption?

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Experts think Bali’s Mount Agung could erupt for the first time since 1963 The lifespan of a volcano can be measured in millennia, and so waiting a few days for it to erupt may not sound too stressful. But for the tens of thousands of Balinese people forced from their

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A brief history of the Earth’s CO2

Image copyright Getty Images Climate change has been described as one of the biggest problems faced by humankind. Carbon dioxide is is the primary driver of global warming. Prof Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London explains why this gas has played a crucial role in shaping the Earth’s climate. Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been present

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Stonehenge builders ‘ate food from Scotland’

Image copyright English Heritage/PA The “army of builders” of Stonehenge ate animals brought from as far away as the north east of Scotland, according to a new exhibition at the famous Neolithic site in Wiltshire. Analysis of pig and cattle teeth has revealed some of the animals were from as far as 500 miles away.

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Blue sky thinking

Image copyright Getty Images You can trace the extent of our reliance on air travel to many inventions. The jet engine, perhaps, or the aeroplane itself. But sometimes inventions need other inventions to unlock their full potential. For the aviation industry, that story starts with the invention of the death ray, or at least an

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Clothed in green

Image copyright MIGUEL MEDINA Image caption For big labels, Milan’s Fall fashion week is a major event in the calendar We continue to buy new clothes at an incredible rate. How can manufacturers reduce fashion’s environmental footprint? According to the Valuing Our Clothes report analysing the contents of British wardrobes by the Waste Resources Action

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Alarm over decline in flying insects

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Losses of rare insects are well documented, but there is little research on insects as a whole It’s known as the windscreen phenomenon. When you stop your car after a drive, there seem to be far fewer squashed insects than there used to be. Scientists have long suspected that

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How this camel ended up in Norway

The Saetereng family are trying to live a sustainable lifestyle in Akkarfjord, northern Norway. And for this, they needed camels. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41639426

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