Archive for February 6th, 2018:

The ‘super blue blood Moon’ across the world

The night sky had a display in store on Wednesday 31 January, with a lunar event being called the “super blue blood moon”. For Australia, Asia and some parts of the US and Eastern Europe, there was a lunar eclipse, as the Earth passed between the Sun and the Moon. Article source:

Plastic pollution: Scientists’ plea on threat to ocean giants

Image copyright Simon Pierce/Marine Megafauna Foundation Image caption Whale shark in Isla Mujeres Mexico Scientists say there needs to be more research into the impact of plastic pollution on sharks, whales and rays. A study, in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, says the creatures may be swallowing hundreds of tiny bits of plastic

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‘Extraordinary’ fossil sheds light on origins of spiders

Image copyright Bo Wang Image caption The arachnid – resembling a spider with a tail – lived about 100 million years ago An “extraordinary” spider “cousin” trapped in amber for 100 million years is shaking up ideas about the origins of spiders. The ancient creature had a tail, unlike its modern relatives. It belongs to

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