106118747 5 - Bloodhound: Land speed record car is relaunched
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Bloodhound: Land speed record car is relaunched

Image copyright BLOODHOUND LSR Image caption Bloodhound’s turbocharger: Ian Warhurst is the engineer-businessman who has stepped in The Bloodhound supersonic car is back, under new management and preparing to renew its pursuit of the land speed record. The project went into administration last year, unable to secure the financing needed to go racing – even […]

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Mount Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies

Image copyright Frank Bienewald Image caption Most of the dead bodies of mountaineers have appeared on the Khumbu glacier Expedition operators are concerned at the number of climbers’ bodies that are becoming exposed on Mount Everest as its glaciers melt. Nearly 300 mountaineers have died on the peak since the first ascent attempt and two-thirds […]

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Rogue waves occurring less but 'becoming more extreme'

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Rogue waves are a growing threat for the global shipping industry Rogue waves – huge swells that can appear from calm seas – are occurring less often but becoming more extreme, data from the US coast suggests. In the largest study of its kind, scientists analysed 20 years […]

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Spring arrival: Public to capture new season in words

Image copyright NAtional Trust Image caption Familiar songbirds like the nuthatch may be building nests at this time of year Hopping birds seemed a thrill of pleasure to William Wordsworth, while trees’ greenness was “a kind of grief” for Philip Larkin. Poets and writers have been capturing the arrival of Spring for centuries. On this […]

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Dig planned at rare 'Neolithic mortuary' in Aberdeenshire

Image copyright Jan Dunbar Image caption Jan Dunbar’s artist impression of the Neolithic “mortuary” Archaeologists hope to carry out a fresh dig at what they believe could be the site of a 5,500-year-old “mortuary” in Aberdeenshire. The Neolithic enclosure in what is now Aden Country Park may have been used for excarnation, the removal of […]

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Hen harriers 'vanishing due to illegal killing' – study

Image copyright SPL Hen harriers are disappearing on English grouse moors due to illegal killing, according to a scientific study. The birds of prey are one of England’s rarest birds, and a protected species. Data gathered over a decade found satellite-tagged hen harriers were ten times more likely to die or vanish when they were […]

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New Horizons: Ultima Thule 'a time machine' to early Solar System

Image copyright NASA/JHU-APL/SWRI Image caption Ultima Thule is the most distant object to be explored by a spacecraft Scientists are getting closer to understanding how the distant object known as Ultima Thule came to be. Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by the 35km-long world on 1 January at a distance of 3,500km. It’s made up […]

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Bubble maths researcher wins top award

Image copyright kishore kumar Image caption The mathematics of bubbles hold the key to some of the greatest mysteries in physics One of the highest prizes for mathematics has been awarded to Prof Karen Uhlenbeck of the University of Texas in Austin, US. Prof Uhlenbeck received the Abel Prize for her work on “minimal surfaces” […]

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Fund to boost female and black physicist numbers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell donated her prize money to help others follow in her footsteps The Institute of Physics is launching a bursary scheme to help female and black students to become physics researchers. The scheme is funded by one of the world’s leading astronomers, Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell […]

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Climate change: Water shortages in England 'within 25 years'

Image copyright PA Image caption Low water levels at Wayoh Reservoir near Bolton in the UK heatwave in July 2018 Within 25 years England will not have enough water to meet demand, the head of the Environment Agency is warning. The impact of climate change, combined with population growth, means the country is facing an […]

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Super bloom tourists cause small town 'safety crisis'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands flooded the town of Lake Elsinore to see the wild poppies on display A Southern California town was forced to temporarily ban tourists from visiting a golden poppy “super bloom” after they caused a safety nightmare. Lake Elsinore officials on Sunday closed Walker Canyon, citing a “public safety […]