106940021 img 5629comma - Butterfly temperature research 'could boost survival chances'
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Butterfly temperature research 'could boost survival chances'

Image copyright Andrew Bladon Image caption A Comma butterfly pictured during the study in 2018 Thousands of wild butterflies have had their temperatures taken by researchers who hope the results could help safeguard the species’ future. A team from the University of Cambridge and a wildlife trust tested 2,000 insects in Bedfordshire. They are investigating […]

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We cannot evict birds with netting, say MPs

The practice of putting nets over trees and hedgerows to prevent birds from nesting should stop or at least be regulated, MPs have said. Labour MP Diana Johnson said “netting” puts “fragile life systems at risk” and “we must look very seriously at ending the practice.” Tory Bill Grant added: “We cannot evict the birds, […]

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Aeolus: Wind-mapping space laser is losing power

Image copyright ESA Image caption Artwork: “Aeolus has absolutely proved the principle,” says Dr Florence Rabier Europe’s Aeolus satellite was launched last year to gather data to improve weather forecasts, and its observations have unquestionably proved their worth. However, the laser is now degrading and has already lost half its power. Engineers plan to switch […]

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Mariana Trench: Record-breaking journey to the bottom of the ocean

An American explorer has descended nearly 11km (seven miles) to the deepest place in the ocean – the Mariana Trench in the Pacific. Victor Vescovo spent four hours exploring the bottom of the trench with the risk of his submersible imploding if anything were to go wrong. The dive was later verified to be 10,972m […]

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Mariana Trench: Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic bag

Image copyright Tamara Stubbs Image caption The latest dive reached 10,927m (35,849ft) beneath the waves – a new record An American explorer has found plastic waste on the seafloor while breaking the record for the deepest ever dive. Victor Vescovo descended nearly 11km (seven miles) to the deepest place in the ocean – the Pacific […]

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Apollo Moon landing: The 13 minutes that defined a century

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCommunications were playing up and fuel was running low The BBC World Service launches a special podcast series on Monday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Called 13 Minutes To The Moon, it details the final phase of the descent to the […]

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How do you learn to drive on Mars?

Engineers want to know the joint European-Russian rover will perform as expected on the Red Planet. Do you have a view about this post? Leave a comment on our Facebook page Credited Source link

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Endangered kakapo parrot gets pioneering brain surgery

Image copyright David Wiltshire/Massey University Image caption Kakapos – the world’s fattest species of parrot – are flightless and nocturnal Vets in New Zealand have performed life-saving brain surgery on a critically endangered kakapo parrot in a world-first procedure amid efforts to save the species. Surgeons adapted techniques used on humans and other mammals to […]

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Europe 'takes too much of Earth resources'

Image copyright Getty Images People in Europe are snatching more than their fair share of the world’s resources, a report says today. It says Europeans emit too much carbon, eat too much food, use large amounts of timber and occupy too much built space. The report for the green group WWF and the Global Footprint […]

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Climate change: Scientists test radical ways to fix Earth's climate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Just cutting carbon emissions will not be enough to prevent damaging climate change, scientists warn Scientists in Cambridge plan to set up a research centre to develop new ways to repair the Earth’s climate. It will investigate radical approaches such as refreezing the Earth’s poles and removing CO2 from […]

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Jeff Bezos unveils Moon lander concept

Image copyright Reuters Amazon entrepreneur Jeff Bezos has unveiled a mock-up of a new lunar lander spacecraft that aims to take equipment and humans to the Moon by 2024. The unmanned, reusable Blue Moon vehicle will carry scientific instruments, satellites and rovers. It will feature a new rocket engine called BE-7 that can blast 10,000 […]