Archive for January 25th, 2018:

Sound waves ‘can help’ early tsunami detection

Media captionHow the warning from sound waves would work People in high-risk tsunami areas could soon be helped by an early-warning alarm system using sound waves that is being developed by scientists. Mathematicians think they have devised a way of calculating the size and force of a tsunami in advance of it hitting land, which

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Most UK bat species ‘recovering or stable’

Image copyright John Altingham Image caption Bechstein’s bat: Some of the woodland species are not so easy to count The UK’s bats are holding their own, according to the most recent national survey. Of the 18 resident species, most are growing in number or are stable. It is evidence that protective measures introduced in recent

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Modern humans left Africa much earlier

Image copyright Israel Hershkovitz, Tel Aviv Uni Image caption The teeth are in the upper size range of what’s seen in modern humans Researchers have identified the remains of the earliest known modern humans to have left Africa. New dating of fossils from Israel indicates that our species (Homo sapiens) lived outside Africa around 185,000

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