Archive for October 5th, 2017:

Food and farming ‘needs total rethink’

Image copyright SPL Image caption The world needs to be fed but in a more sustainable way, says the CiWF Can farming and food production be made less damaging to the planet? A big meeting in London will look at how reforms could help halt species extinction, meet climate goals, limit the spread of antibiotic-resistance

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Nobel prize awarded for imaging molecules

Image copyright GAVIN MURPHY/NATURE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption A bacterial “motor” as seen with cryo-electron microscopy The 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for improving images made of biological molecules. Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson will share the nine million kronor (£831,000) prize. They were named at a

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Athenia: Is this the wreck of the first British ship torpedoed in WW2?

Image copyright GSI Image caption The sonar contact matches the dimensions of the Athenia in all details The remains of the first British ship to be sunk in WW2 appear to have been identified on the Atlantic seabed. Shipwreck-hunter David Mearns says sonar data shows the transatlantic passenger liner Athenia to be lying 200m down

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