Archive for December 31st, 2017:

2017: A grand year in science

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The best science long reads of 2017 (part two)

From investigating the songbird trade in South-East Asia to hanging out with a man who keeps some very poisonous company, here’s a second festive selection of the best science and environment long reads this year. You can read part one here. Sold for a song. By Victoria Gill Lush green blankets of vegetation drape over

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Scan technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases

Image copyright BBC News Image caption Light of different frequencies can bring out writing that is obscured by the paste and plaster that holds mummy cases together Researchers in London have developed scanning techniques that show what is written on the papyrus that mummy cases are made from. These are the decorated boxes into which

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