Archive for October 20th, 2017:

Bali volcano: What is it like waiting for an eruption?

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Experts think Bali’s Mount Agung could erupt for the first time since 1963 The lifespan of a volcano can be measured in millennia, and so waiting a few days for it to erupt may not sound too stressful. But for the tens of thousands of Balinese people forced from their

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A brief history of the Earth’s CO2

Image copyright Getty Images Climate change has been described as one of the biggest problems faced by humankind. Carbon dioxide is is the primary driver of global warming. Prof Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London explains why this gas has played a crucial role in shaping the Earth’s climate. Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been present

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Stonehenge builders ‘ate food from Scotland’

Image copyright English Heritage/PA The “army of builders” of Stonehenge ate animals brought from as far away as the north east of Scotland, according to a new exhibition at the famous Neolithic site in Wiltshire. Analysis of pig and cattle teeth has revealed some of the animals were from as far as 500 miles away.

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