Archive for February 10th, 2018:

Scotland’s red squirrel numbers stabilise

Red squirrels have seen a surge in numbers in Scotland’s north east and have stabilised nationwide, according to conservation researchers. Results from Scotland’s Red Squirrels 2017 survey show that their population has stopped shrinking across the country. The most positive results reveal that there has been a “significant” boost in numbers around Aberdeen. Red squirrels

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Asteroid set for ‘close’ 43,300 mile flight past Earth on Friday

Image copyright NASA Image caption File artwork: The asteroid will pass safely by the Earth on Friday evening (GMT) An asteroid up to 40m in size and only discovered five days ago, is due to skim past the Earth on Friday. Asteroid 2018 CB will pass by at just less than one-fifth the distance between

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Bolivia’s lonely frog: Scientists race to find mate for Romeo

Image copyright AFP Image caption Romeo lives in the Cochabamba Natural History Museum and there may only be five years left to save his species Conservationists in Bolivia are scouring the country to find a mate for a childless frog who they fear may be the last of his species. Romeo, a 10-year-old Sehuencas water

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