Archive for December 30th, 2017:

British astronaut Helen Sharman recognised in New Year’s honours

Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, has been recognised in the New Year’s honours. She joins the Order of St Michael and St George. Article source:

Space science work recognised in New Year Honours

Image copyright NASA/JPL-CALTECH Image caption Artwork: Cassini ran the narrow gap between the top of Saturn’s atmosphere and the rings A leading member of the Cassini mission to Saturn, which ended spectacularly in September 2017, has been recognised in the New Year Honours list. Prof Michele Dougherty from Imperial College, London, has become a Commander

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The best science long reads of 2017 (part one)

From wildlife trafficking in West Africa to visualising the internet of the future, here’s a festive selection of the best science and environment long reads published on the BBC this year. You can read part two tomorrow. The secret trade in baby chimps. By David Shukman and Sam Piranty Image caption Nemley Jr, the infant

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