Archive for October 27th, 2017:

Call to conserve ‘crucial’ rare Wales spider species

Image copyright NRW Image caption Sand running spiders are found in only three places in Wales Action is needed to conserve Wales’ rare spider species, including those which only live underground, a review has found. Some of the 500 species of spiders that live in Wales are found almost nowhere else in the world, according

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Bloodhound supersonic carries out first public runs

Media captionThe Bloodhound car is tested ahead of its 1,000mph record attempt The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car has conducted its first public runs. Using just the thrust of its jet engine, the vehicle raced to 210mph (340km/h) down the runway at Newquay Airport in southwest England. Ultimately, Bloodhound will be fitted with a rocket motor

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Dinosaur sported ‘bandit mask’

Image copyright Robert Nicholls Image caption Artwork: Sinosauropteryx probably lived in open environments, under constant threat of predation A dinosaur from China sported a “bandit mask” pattern in the feathers on its face, scientists have said. Researchers came to their conclusion after studying three well-preserved fossil specimens of the extinct creature, called Sinosauropteryx. They were

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