Archive for October 22nd, 2017:

Bright sparks

Image copyright Getty Images The US solar industry has seen dramatic growth in the past few years, but a request for a rare trade action has led to a fierce fight over the future of the industry – and one that wouldn’t exist without the presidency of Donald Trump. Phil Brodhagen runs a solar installation

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‘Virtual flu’

Media captionHannah Fry needs your smartphone and your help to run the project We seem to be suffering from a global amnesia. Ask any passerby – as we did – “What was the most catastrophic cause of death in the last 100 years?” and you receive the usual suspects: WWII, perhaps WWI. There are also

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Puppy dog eyes are for human benefit, say scientists

Dogs give their “puppy dog eyes” look when humans are looking at them, according to new research. Scientists at the University of Portsmouth’s Dog Cognition Centre claim they are the first to find clear evidence that dogs move their faces in direct response to human attention. They also found dogs are unlikely to alter their

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