108248959 shipsbody - Iceye satellites return super-sharp radar images
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Iceye satellites return super-sharp radar images

Image copyright Iceye Image caption A container terminal near Port Harcourt, Nigeria: detail under a metre across is visible to the radar Finnish space start-up Iceye has once again given an impressive demonstration of its novel technology’s capabilities. The company’s radar satellites are now returning sub-1m resolution images of the Earth’s surface. This level of […]

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Carlton Marshes expansion 'could protect homes from flooding'

Image caption Carlton Marshes, near Lowestoft, has been expanded as part of a £5m project A newly-expanded 1,000-acre (404-hectare) wildlife reserve backed by Sir David Attenborough could reduce the flooding risk to nearby homes. Suffolk Wildlife Trust has spent £5m adding 484 acres (196 hectares) to its Carlton Marshes reserve near Lowestoft, Suffolk. It said […]

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Climate change: Marine heatwaves kill coral instantly

Image copyright University of New South Wales Image caption Scientists studied corals in the Great Barrier Reef Increasingly frequent marine heatwaves can lead to the almost instant death of corals, scientists working on the Great Barrier Reef have found. These episodes of unusually high water temperatures are – like heatwaves on land – associated with […]

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Strange cloud trail leaves observers in awe

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PM wants restructure of scientist visa system

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Johnson made the comments while visiting the Culham science centre Boris Johnson has instructed government departments to devise a new fast-track visa system to attract leading scientists to work in the UK. The Prime Minister plans to remove the cap on so-called tier one visas for highly skilled […]

108237891 19089892copy - Rosalind Franklin Mars rover nears completion
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Rosalind Franklin Mars rover nears completion

Image copyright EMMA UNDERWOOD/Airbus Image caption This week has seen the close-out of the rover’s body with the solar panel deck The “Rosalind Franklin” Mars rover is in its final stages of construction. Engineers at Airbus (UK) are running through the end tasks of assembly and expect to get the six-wheeled vehicle out the door […]

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Diet shift 'vital to fight global warming' – UN

Image copyrightReuters Image caption A vegan burger meal is prepared at a restaurant in LondonSwitching to a plant-based diet can help fight climate change, UN experts have said. A major report on land use and climate change says the West’s high consumption of meat and dairy produce is fuelling global warming. But scientists and officials […]

108120046 3fd49791 9102 4273 a849 d66000d52ad0 - What's wrong with buying a dinosaur?
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What's wrong with buying a dinosaur?

Image copyright Empics Image caption Tyrannosaurus rex is the rock star of the dinosaur world; specimens fetch more than older fossils Fossils are in fashion, with private buyers snapping up prehistoric remains online and at auction, but the trend is raising concerns within the scientific community. In the sale room at Christie’s auction house in […]

108212544 mediaitem108212543 - Chernobyl vodka: First consumer product made in exclusion zone
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Chernobyl vodka: First consumer product made in exclusion zone

Image caption The team named their grain spirit Atomik“It’s the only bottle in existence – I tremble when I pick it up,” says Prof Jim Smith, gingerly lifting a bottle of Atomik grain spirit. The “artisan vodka”, made with grain and water from the Chernobyl exclusion zone, is the first consumer product to come from […]

108225652 1c434955 cc6a 4933 9def 8638b1e4f025 - Body found in search for scientist in Greece
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Body found in search for scientist in Greece

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Natalie Christopher was last seen going for a run on Monday morning Police searching for a British woman who disappeared on the Greek island of Ikaria say they have found a body. Natalie Christopher, 35, an astrophysicist from London, was reported missing by her partner on Monday after failing to […]

108227518 gettyimages 1056754192 - Tardigrades: 'Water bears' stuck on the moon after crash
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Tardigrades: 'Water bears' stuck on the moon after crash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This isn’t actually a tardigrade floating in space, but they are the first animal shown to be capable of surviving space exposure The moon might now be home to thousands of planet Earth’s most indestructible animals. Tardigrades – often called water bears – are creatures under a millimetre long […]