Archive for October 3rd, 2017:

UK’s longest-lasting patch of snow melts away

Image copyright Iain Cameron Image caption Snow expert Iain Cameron and the last remnants of the snow patch before it melted An 11-year-old patch of snow has melted away on Britain’s third highest mountain. Known as the Sphinx, the snow at Garbh Choire Mor on Braeriach is historically the longest-lasting in Scotland’s mountains. Experts believe

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Michael Gove suggests plastic bottle deposit scheme

The government is to consider whether to introduce a “reward and return” scheme for plastic bottles to try to improve recycling rates. Environment Secretary Michael Gove appealed for views on how such a system might work in England. The Scottish and Welsh governments have recently said they are also considering introducing a deposit scheme, an

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Body clock scientists win Nobel Prize

Image copyright Getty Images Three scientists who unravelled how our bodies tell time have won the 2017 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. The body clock – or circadian rhythm – is the reason we want to sleep at night, but it also drives huge changes in behaviour and body function. The US scientists Jeffrey

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