Archive for January 23rd, 2018:

ISS cosmonaut does ‘test flight’ on a vacuum cleaner

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The human-elephant conflict in India’s tea state Assam

Image caption The huge expanse of Assam’s tea gardens bordering Bhutan Growers of world-famous Assam tea are encroaching into forests, fuelling a conflict between elephants and humans, locals and authorities in the Indian state have said. Officials blame small-scale plantations for most of the encroachment but local leaders told the BBC there was no up-to-date

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Antarctica’s Weddell Sea ‘deserves protected status’

Image copyright Christian Åslund Image caption Very few people have ridden submersibles down into the Antarctic deep A submersible mission in Antarctic waters has revealed unique ecosystems so rare they deserve special protection, say scientists. The seabed investigation, co-ordinated by the campaign group Greenpeace, will help build the case for the creation of the world’s

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