Archive for October, 2017:

Russia holds nuclear-capable missile tests

Russia has tested several nuclear-capable missiles and released video of some of the launches. President Vladimir Putin took part in the military training exercise, the Kremlin said. Defence ministry video showed a Topol long-range missile, Tu-160 Blackjack bomber and Tu-95 Bear bomber. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41777779

Chimpanzees among 33 species selected for special protection

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Species like chimpanzees are seeing large reductions in numbers A UN-backed wildlife conference held in the Philippines has voted for additional protections for a list of 33 endangered species including chimpanzees, leopards and giraffes. Whale sharks, the world’s largest fish, were also included on the list. The six-day long

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A pint of view: What do farmers think about Brexit?

What do the farmers out in the field, in the dairy and in the milking parlour think about Brexit? No-one knows what’s around the corner for the dairy industry. Specific negotiations over a future trade deal haven’t even started. Some experts predict oblivion; others see opportunity. So let’s start with what we do know: the

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Stephen Hawking gives talk on black holes at Oxford University

World-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking thrilled fans with a talk on black holes at the University of Oxford. The lecture on Friday evening was the first in a series named in honour of his long-time collaborator Roger Penrose. The talk held at the Mathematical Institute was also streamed live around the world via the university’s

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Octopuses ‘walking out of the sea’ on the Welsh coast

Dozens of octopuses have been witnessed crawling out of the sea on the Welsh coast. Sea trip operator Brett Stones said more than 20 of the sea creatures were seen making their way on to the beach at New Quay in Ceredigion on Friday night. Mr Stones, who runs SeaMor Dolphin Watching Boat Trips, caught

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Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Emissions from human activities have levelled off but concentrations in the atmosphere continue to grow Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Last year’s increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10

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Caimans helped out of a sticky situation in Brazil

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Ichthyosaur fossil discovered for first time in India

Image copyright Courtesy G Prasad Image caption This is the first time an ichthyosaur fossil has been discovered in India Scientists in India have discovered a 152 million-year-old fossil of an ichthyosaur – an extinct marine reptile – in the western state of Gujarat. This is the first time an ichthyosaur fossil has been discovered

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Chimpanzees among 33 breeds selected for special protection

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Species like Chimpanzees seeing large reductions in numbers, there are now 50% less than three generations ago A UN-backed wildlife conference held in the Philippines has voted for additional protections for a list of 33 endangered species including chimpanzees, leopards and giraffes. Whale sharks, the world’s largest fish, were

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Paul Weitz: Skylab and shuttle astronaut dies aged 85

Image copyright NASA US astronaut Paul Weitz, who helped save a Nasa space station after it was damaged during launch, has died aged 85. Mr Weitz, who died at a retirement home in Flagstaff, Arizona, also served as the first commander of the space shuttle Challenger. He was a naval aviator before joining Nasa in

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