Archive for October 4th, 2017:

Five plants and animals we don’t want any more of

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption American mink: Cute but bad for birds and voles From the American mink to the lionfish and the Argentine ant. They may not be household names but, according to experts, they’re top priority for attention over their potential risks to the environment. Already found in parts of Europe, they

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Einstein’s waves win Nobel Prize in physics

Image copyright PA Image caption Weiss (L) takes half the prize; Thorne (C) and Barish (R) share the other half The 2017 Nobel prize in physics has been awarded to three US scientists for the detection of gravitational waves. Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish will share the nine million kronor (£831,000) prize. The

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Bird deaths: Pheasants ‘most likely species’ to die on UK roads

Image copyright Shaun Ferguson Image caption Pheasants are far more likely than other species to be the victims of road kill Pheasants are the bird species most likely to be run over on UK roads, research suggests. There has been a big rise in the number of pheasants being bred for shooting across the UK

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