Archive for December 19th, 2017:

Ofcom to investigate BBC climate change interview

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Interviews with former Chancellor Lord Lawson sparked complaints in 2014 and 2017 Media watchdog Ofcom has launched its first broadcasting standards investigation into the BBC since taking over as its regulator in April. Ofcom will look into whether Radio 4′s Today programme broke broadcasting rules during an interview with

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Interstellar object may hold ‘alien’ water

Image copyright ESO/M. KORNMESSER Image caption Artwork: Observations of ‘Oumuamua noted its unusual elongated shape The first known interstellar asteroid may hold water from another star system in its interior, according to a study. Discovered on 19 October, the object’s speed and trajectory strongly suggested it originated beyond our Solar System. The body showed no

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New approach promises early warnings of soggy summers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Forecasters may soon be able to give a longer term warning of wet UK summers Researchers in the UK have developed a method of improving the long range accuracy of summer weather in the UK and Europe. The scientists found a connection between sea surface temperatures in the North

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