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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

SSTL to build Canadian satellite constellation

Image copyright DEIMOS IMAGING/AN URTHECAST COMPANY Image caption Brazilian fields: There is a growing market in imagery to assist farmers The Canadian UrtheCast company has formally placed a contract with UK firm SSTL to build its UrtheDaily Earth observation (EO) constellation. This network of spacecraft, due to launch in 2020, will image the entire global

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Nearby planet is ‘excellent’ target in search for life

Image copyright ESO / M. Kornmesser Image caption Artwork: Ross 128 b might be a target in the search for extra-terrestrial life Astronomers have found a cool, Earth-sized planet that’s relatively close to our Solar System. The properties of this newly discovered planet – called Ross 128 b – make it a prime target in

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Fishing ‘best argument for seagrass conservation’

Image copyright Chris Smart Image caption An indigenous child fisher in Indonesia collecting urchins and porcupine fish in seagrass The importance of seagrasses is further emphasised in a new report that looks at how they underpin fishing worldwide. These flowering plants, which grow in near-shore waters, are under intense pressure – some estimates suggest global

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Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

Image copyright SPL Image caption The US Fish and Wildlife Service argues hunting “will enhance the survival of the African elephant” President Donald Trump has suspended the import of elephant hunting trophies, only a day after a ban was relaxed by his administration. Imports of trophies from elephants legally hunted in Zambia and Zimbabwe had

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Small steps forward as UN climate talks end in Bonn

Image copyright Malcolm Senior Image caption This climate conference, presided over by Fiji, has achieved progress on technical issues UN climate talks in Bonn have concluded with progress on technical issues, but with bigger questions about cutting carbon unresolved. Delegates say they are pleased that the rulebook for the Paris climate agreement is finally coming

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First gene-editing in human body attempt

Image copyright Children’s Hospital Oakland Image caption Brian Madeux and his fiancĂ© Marcie Humphrey Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California. Brian Madeux, 44 from Arizona, was given the experimental treatment to try to correct a defect in his DNA that causes Hunter’s syndrome. Mr

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Interstellar asteroid is given a name

Image copyright NASA Image caption Artwork: Despite forming around another star, the object looks familiar in many respects The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name. Scientists who have studied its speed and trajectory believe it originated in a planetary system around another star. The interstellar

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