Archive for November 3rd, 2017:

The UK’s race to get its own nuclear inspectors

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hinkley Point in Somerset is to be the site of a new nuclear power station The government cannot guarantee Britain will have enough nuclear inspectors when it leaves the EU, MPs on the business committee were told. The Office of Nuclear Regulation has recruited four new safeguards inspectors but

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‘Big void’ identified in Khufu’s Great Pyramid at Giza

Media captionMark Lehner: “A space that the builders left to protect the grand gallery?” The mysteries of the pyramids have deepened with the discovery of what appears to be a giant void within the Khufu, or Cheops, monument in Egypt. It is not known why the cavity exists or indeed if it holds anything of

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New great ape species identified in Indonesia

Media captionA new orangutan species has been discovered – and it’s already in danger. Scientists who have been puzzling for years over the genetic “peculiarity” of a tiny population of orangutans in Sumatra have finally concluded that they are a new species to science. The apes in question were only reported to exist after an

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