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UK judges to get scientific guides

Image copyright Crews A UK Supreme Court judge has launched the first of a series of scientific guides for the judiciary. Lord Hughes has overseen a project to help the judiciary deal with scientific evidence in the courtroom. The first primers cover DNA fingerprinting and computer techniques to identify suspects from the manner of their

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How dinosaur scales became bird feathers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Birds and alligators are closely related, both belonging to the Archosaur group The genes that caused scales to become feathers in the early ancestors of birds have been found by US scientists. By expressing these genes in embryo alligator skin, the researchers caused the reptiles’ scales to change in

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Seeds hold hidden treasures for future food

Image copyright Wolfgang Stuppy Image caption Seed vault at the Millennium Seed Bank More than 70,000 of the world’s most precious seeds have been sent from the UK’s Millennium Seed Bank to the Middle East, in its largest export to date. The consignment contains more than 50 wild relatives of cultivated crops, such as wheat,

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Floods: How can you save your life when disaster strikes?

Floods have been a deadly staple of 2017, causing damage across the world. We asked three experts about how to prevent deaths from flooding, and stay safe should disaster strike near you. Animation by Jilla Dastmalchi Based on BBC’s The Inquiry – a weekly programme that gets beyond the headlines Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42018364

Albatrosses hit by fishing and climate

Image copyright BAS Image caption There are about 700 breeding pairs of wandering albatrosses on Bird Island The spectacular wandering albatrosses in Sunday’s Blue Planet programme on the BBC have suffered a major decline in numbers over the past three decades. New research suggests breeding pairs of this species are now little more than half

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Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid

Image copyright ESO/M. Kornmesser Image caption Artwork: ‘Oumuamua is now fading from the view of telescopes An asteroid that visited us from interstellar space is one of the most elongated cosmic objects known to science, a study has shown. Discovered on 19 October, the object’s speed and trajectory strongly suggested it originated in a planetary

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Bosnia’s silent killer: The coal industry

After the US decision to quit the Paris climate agreement, the European Union set its sights on becoming a global leader in curbing fossil fuel emissions. But some of its eastern neighbours that seek to join the bloc have severe levels of air pollution. Many people are switching back to coal as a cheaper alternative

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European memory champion reveals winning trick

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Antarctic glacier’s rough belly exposed

Media captionThis movie illustrates the rough terrain underlying some parts of the PIG The melting Antarctic ice stream that is currently adding most to sea-level rise may be more resilient to change than previously recognised. New radar images reveal the mighty Pine Island Glacier (PIG) to be sitting on a rugged rock bed populated by

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Floods: How to stay safe when disaster strikes

Floods have been a deadly staple of 2017, causing damage across the world. We asked three experts about how to prevent deaths from flooding and stay safe should disaster strike near you. Animation by Jilla Dastmalchi Based on the BBC’s The Inquiry – a programme that goes beyond the headlines Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42018364

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