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British scientists claim major advance in TB treatment

A team of British scientists have made a major breakthrough in the treatment and diagnosis of tuberculosis. Researchers in Birmingham and Oxford have been able to use genome sequencing to isolate different strains of the disease, which means patients who might have waited months to get the right drugs can now be diagnosed in little […]

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Kaikoura: 'Most complex quake ever studied'

Image copyright JOHN ELLIOTT/LEEDS UNI/COMET Image caption New wall: Whole blocks of ground were lifted upwards The big earthquake that struck New Zealand last year may have been the most complex ever, say scientists. November’s Magnitude 7.8 event ruptured a near-200km-long swathe of territory, shifting parts of NZ’s South Island 5m closer to North Island. […]

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Dinosaur crater's clue to origin of life

Image copyright Tim Peake/Nasa/ESA Image caption The crater is buried partly offshore and partly onshore, under Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula The crater made by the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs is revealing clues to the origins of life on Earth. Scientists have drilled into the 200km-wide Chicxulub crater now buried under the Gulf of Mexico. […]

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'New' wave-like cloud finally wins official recognition

Image copyright Gary McArthur Image caption The wavy ridges of the rare asperitas cloud Twelve “new” types of cloud – including the rare, wave-like asperitas cloud – have been recognised for the first time by the International Cloud Atlas. The atlas, which dates back to the 19th Century, is the global reference book for observing […]

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Paleo artist

Danielle Dufault has a job that allows her to indulge her two passions: art and science. The award-winning artist works with researchers at the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum to bring to life long-dead fossil discoveries and dinosaur bones for both scientific journals and the museum public. Video: Dan Lytwyn Source link

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Major shake-up suggests dinosaurs may have 'UK origin'

Image copyright Millard H. Sharp Image caption The shake-up means savage, meat-eating dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex get reclassified The first dinosaurs may have originated in the Northern Hemisphere, possibly in an area that is now Britain. This is one of the conclusions of the first detailed re-evaluation of the relationships between dinosaurs for 130 […]

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UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error

Media captionMiles Soloman tells Radio 4’s World At One how he discovered something the Nasa experts missed A British teenager has contacted scientists at Nasa to point out an error in a set of their own data. A-level student Miles Soloman found that radiation sensors on the International Space Station (ISS) were recording false data. […]

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Princess Anne: GM crops 'have real benefits'

Princess Anne has told the BBC’s Farming Today she believes gene technology has important benefits to offer in terms of providing food. The Queen’s daughter is a working farmer, and patron of nearly 50 countryside organisations. The full interview with Princess Anne will be on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today on Thursday 23 March Source […]

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Genetically-modified crops have benefits – Princess Anne

Media captionPrincess Anne on Radio 4’s Farming Today: “Not very many downsides” to gene technology Princess Anne has said genetically-modified crops have important benefits for providing food and she would be open to growing them on her own land. She told BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today “we have to accept” the process could help production […]

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Plans for coal-fired power plants drop by almost half in 2016

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This new Chinese coal-fired plant opened in January but many more have been put on hold Twenty-sixteen saw a “dramatic” decline in the number of coal-fired power stations in pre-construction globally. The authors of a new study say there was a 48% fall in planned coal units, with a […]

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'Dispersal machines'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cane toads were introduced to Queensland from Puerto Rico They are toxic invaders that have conquered swathes of northern Australia as they continue their seemingly irrepressible march west towards the Indian Ocean. Packed with poison and supremely adaptable, the dreaded cane toad, or Bufo marinus, has few friends in […]

95256328 mediaitem95256324 - Fossil named after Sir David Attenborough
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Fossil named after Sir David Attenborough

Image copyright Siveter et al Image caption Cascolus ravitis has been reconstructed as a virtual fossil, revealing every detail of the animal A 430-million-year-old fossil discovered “frozen in time” in ancient volcanic rock has been named after Sir David Attenborough. The tiny crustacean, measuring less than 1cm long, was found by researchers in Herefordshire. It […]