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Elusive nightjar back at RSPB Sandy reserve

Image copyright RSPB: Mike Richards Image caption The nightjar has been spotted breeding at the RSPB’s Sandy reserve for the first time in 45 years One of Britain’s most elusive birds is back breeding at an RSPB reserve for the first time in 45 years. A single pair of nightjars have nested and raised chicks […]

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Parker Solar Probe: How Nasa is trying to 'touch' the Sun

Nasa is all set to launch one of the most ambitious missions in its history. It’s sending a satellite called the Parker Solar Probe into the Sun’s outer atmosphere, or corona. Scheduled for launch on Saturday, the spacecraft promises to crack some longstanding mysteries about our star’s behaviour. Source link

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Online dating: Aim high, keep it brief, be patient

Image copyright Press Eye Scientists say the secrets to success in online dating are aim high, keep your message brief, and be patient! Playing “out of your league” or dating people considered more attractive than you, is a winning strategy according to a new analysis of internet daters in the US. Men had greater success […]

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Climate change: 'Hothouse Earth' risks even if CO₂ emissions slashed

Image copyright Getty Images It may sound like the title of a low budget sci-fi movie, but for planetary scientists, “Hothouse Earth” is a deadly serious concept. Researchers believe we could soon cross a threshold leading to boiling hot temperatures and towering seas in the centuries to come. Even if countries succeed in meeting their […]

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It'll be toasty

Image copyright BLOODHOUND SSC A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). Powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine, the vehicle aims to show its potential by going progressively faster, year after year. In mid-2019, Bloodhound wants to run above 500mph. In late 2019, the […]

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Nasa names astronauts for first commercial flights

Image copyright NASA Image caption The nine will now train intensively on the systems they will operate in space Nasa has named the astronauts who will fly the first missions into space on commercially provided rockets and capsules, starting next year. The nine individuals will go up on systems developed by – and contracted from […]

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Engineered pig lung transplant 'a success'

Image copyright J. Nichols, Science Translational Medicine 2018 Image caption The engineered pig lung is shown here in its bioreactor Scientists have successfully transplanted a bioengineered lung into a pig. To create a new lung, experts used a “scaffold” that provided structural support and slowly built up the lung tissue around it, using cells from […]