Archive for December 10th, 2017:

Schoolgirl invents low-cost lead detecting device

Schoolgirl Gitanjali Rao has been honoured as “America’s top young scientist” 2017 for inventing a low-cost and quick way to detect lead-contaminated water. BBC Click finds out more. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Article source:

Australian town driven batty by flying foxes

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Botanical exploits: How British plant hunters served science

Image copyright Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh and RHS Image caption Plant specimens are pressed under large rocks at George Forrest’s campsite in Lichiang Range In a corner of the Yorkshire Dales, far from the beaten track, you might stumble on the peaceful village of Clapham. Now known as a stop-off point for exploring the dales,

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