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'Tipping point' risk for Arctic hotspot

Image copyright Getty Images A rapid climate shift under way in the Barents Sea could spread to other Arctic regions, scientists warn. The Barents Sea is said to be at a tipping point, changing from an Arctic climate to an Atlantic climate as the water gets warmer. A conference in Norway heard that the Kara […]

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Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket system flies for 10th time

Image copyright BLUE ORIGIN Image caption This was the 10th time Blue Origin has launched the New Shepard system US billionaire Jeff Bezos has put up his New Shepard space vehicle from Texas again, carrying a suite of Nasa experiments to an altitude of 107km. The booster and capsule system separated as planned on the […]

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Research body to fund humanitarian efforts

Image copyright Christina Mittermeier, Sealegacy Image caption The One Ocean Hub will work with local communities to empower fishers to be involved with more sustainable practices Britain’s new research agency has announced it will spend £279m on new non-EU international collaborations. The bulk of the money will go towards projects with scientists in developing countries […]

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Experts call for review of quake limits on UK fracking

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Cuadrilla site at Preston New Road in Lancashire Limits on seismic activity at fracking sites in the UK should be reviewed and increased, according to scientists involved in monitoring the activity. At present, if fracking induces quakes above 0.5 magnitude then all drilling must cease for 18 hours. […]

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Facial recognition tool tackles illegal chimp trade online

Image copyright ChimpFace Image caption Seven-year-old Manno was captured as an infant in 2011 and smuggled to Syria Wildlife criminals had better watch out! The same software that recognises you in a friend’s social media post is being adapted to tackle the illegal trade in chimpanzees. The amber eyes in the image above belong to […]

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Antarctic krill: Key food source moves south

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSimeon Hill: “Our data goes all the way back to the ‘Discovery era’ of the 20s and 30s” A keystone prey species in the Southern Ocean is retreating towards the Antarctic because of climate change. Krill are small, shrimp-like creatures that swarm in vast numbers and form […]

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Fossil shark named after 80s video game

Image copyright Velizar Simeonovski, Field Museum Image caption Artwork: Galagadon was a freshwater shark from the time of the dinosaurs A newly discovered species of ancient shark has been named after a 1980s arcade game. The shark swam in the rivers of what is now South Dakota, US, about 67 million years ago, living alongside […]

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Skywatchers see 'super blood wolf moon'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionElizabeth Rizzini explains the “super blood wolf moon” – and forecasts the weather for UK skywatchers on Monday A lunar eclipse, which some are referring to as a “super blood wolf moon”, has delighted skywatchers around the world. During the spectacular event, the Earth’s natural satellite turns […]

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Black Arrow: UK space rocket returns home from Australia

Image copyright Skyrora Image caption The Black Arrow is set to go on display in Penicuik, Midlothian later this month The UK’s only rocket to successfully launch a satellite into orbit is to be unveiled in Scotland after a 10,000-mile journey back home. The Black Arrow projectile had lain at its crash landing site in […]

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How do you transport a rhino from Germany to the UK?

A critically endangered black rhino has been transported 500 miles across Europe as part of a breeding programme. Najuma travelled to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park via road and a ferry from a zoo in Germany. Any calves she produces with the park’s two resident males could be released into the wild in Africa. You can […]

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Swimming with biggest great white shark on record

Footage has emerged of divers getting up close and personal with the biggest great white shark on record. Kimberly Jeffries had been hoping to capture images of sea creatures feeding on a whale carcass off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii. Ms Jeffries says catching sight of three massive female sharks was “an incredible source of […]

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Saturn's spectacular rings are 'very young'

Image copyrightCassini Imaging Team/SSI/JPL/ESA/NASA Image caption The end phases of the mission should yield new information about Saturn’s interiorWe’re looking at Saturn at a very special time in the history of the Solar System, according to scientists. They’ve confirmed the planet’s iconic rings are very young – no more than 100 million years old, when […]