Archive for February 2nd, 2018:

Bones clue to ‘lost’ Viking army which made England

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Viking Great Army brought destruction to many of the old Anglo-Saxon kingdoms A lost Viking army which was a “key part” of the creation of England may have been identified by archaeologists. More than 250 skeletons found at St Wystan’s church, Repton, Derbyshire, have been dated to the

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New Zealand gannet ‘no mates Nigel’ dies alongside fake partner

Image copyright Friends of Mana Island Image caption Nigel (pictured with two replica birds) won the hearts of visitors to the island Nigel “no mates”, a lonely New Zealand gannet who lived his life on the edge of the cliffs of an uninhabited island, has been found dead alongside his partner – a concrete replica

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Design call for ‘solar sentinel’ mission

Image copyright ESA Image caption Lagrange would track the “fist” heading towards Earth from the side UK scientists and engineers will play a leading role in developing a satellite that can warn if Earth is about to be hit by damaging solar storms. The European Space Agency has requested studies be undertaken to design the

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