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Bird family tree shaken by discovery of feathered fossil

Image copyright Daniel J Field Image caption Turacos are known for their striking colours They’re some of the strangest birds in the world, known for their bright plumage and their penchant for fruit. The turacos, or banana-eaters, are today found only in Africa, living in forests and savannah. A beautifully preserved fossil bird from 52 […]

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Greenwich observatory: Astronomers to start studying the sky again

Image copyright Dr Lee Sproats Image caption Professional astronomers through to school children will get to use the new telescope set-up The Royal Observatory Greenwich (ROG) is to start studying the sky again after a break of 60 years. British astronomy’s historic home has installed new telescopes in its Grade II listed Altazimuth Pavilion, which […]

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Marine plastic: Hundreds of fragments found in dead seabirds

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLiz Bonnin meets Shearwater chicks struggling for survival New footage of the devastating impact of plastic pollution on wildlife has been captured by a BBC team. Seabirds are starving to death on the remote Lord Howe Island, a crew filming for the BBC One documentary Drowning in […]

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Why does India's air look different from space?

Image copyright COPERNICUS DATA 2018/BIRA-IASB Image caption Formaldehyde as measured by S5P: All observations from November 2017 to mid-June this year There is something very distinct about the air over India and the surrounding countries in South Asia. It is the presence of formaldehyde – a colourless gas that is naturally released by vegetation but […]

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Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The researchers say cyan could be added or taken away to prevent or encourage sleep The colour cyan – between green and blue – is a hidden factor in encouraging or preventing sleep, according to biologists. University of Manchester researchers say higher levels of cyan keep people awake, while […]

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Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many gibbons are threatened with extinction An ape that is new to science has been discovered buried in an ancient tomb in China. The gibbon has already gone extinct, suggesting humans wiped out primate populations long before the modern age. Living primates are in peril, with many on the […]

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Celebrating the birth of the modern computer

Image copyright Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester Image caption Children study a working replica of the machine Seventy years ago was arguably the start of the modern computer age. A machine that took up an entire room at a laboratory in Manchester University ran its first programme at 11am on 21 June 1948. The […]

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Deeply dippy

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChildren meet Dippy at Birmingham Museum & Art GalleryThe Natural History Museum’s most famous resident is on tour – and the crowds gathering to see Dippy suggest a dinosaur love affair that’s far from extinct. But what explains this gut-level fascination for doomed reptiles from which we […]

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Gene-edited farm animals are on their way

Scientists have created pigs that are immune to one of the world’s costliest livestock diseases. The team edited the animals’ DNA to make them resist the deadly respiratory disease known as PRRS – a move that could prevent billions of pounds in losses each year. However, consumers have traditionally been reluctant to eat genetically altered […]

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Astronauts eject UK-led space junk demo mission

Image copyrightSSC Image caption Artwork: The RemoveDebris mission will trial the net method of captureA UK-led project to showcase methods to tackle space junk has just been pushed out of the International Space Station. The RemoveDebris satellite was ejected a short while ago by astronauts using a giant robotic arm. The 100kg craft, built in […]

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Hello kitty…

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