Archive for October 7th, 2017:

Government ‘failed to clean up air’

Image copyright Getty Images New figures show the UK government failed to reduce illegal levels of air pollution in the 18 months after a court ordered it to clean up the air. At the end of 2016, the UK still had the same number of zones with illegal air pollution as in 2015. That’s despite

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100 Women: Where are the female Nobel Prize winners?

Image copyright Getty Images The 2017 Nobel season is still under way, with the prizes for peace, and economics yet to be announced. But for the sciences, this year’s work is done and many in the scientific community are noticing some similarities about the winners. In the case of physics, the winning discovery had already

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Butterfly swarm shows up on Denver radar system

Image copyright NWS Image caption Birds (left) leave a different radar signature to butterflies A colourful, shimmering spectacle detected by weather radar over the US state of Colorado has been identified as swarms of migrating butterflies. Scientists at the National Weather Service (NWS) first mistook the orange radar blob for birds and had asked the

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