The eight foxes have started “training” in the back garden of a family in Leicester.
Image copyright Getty Images Scientists have isolated the gene responsible for temperature-controlled sex determination in turtles. Red eared slider turtles, a common household pet, develop into male or female embryos according to their egg incubation temperature. This little understood process is also at work in the eggs of crocodiles, alligators and some lizards. Researchers are […]
Image copyright Cuadrilla Image caption Cuardrilla have recently resumed fracking for shale gas in Lancashire Previous projections of the potential amount of shale gas underneath the UK may have been significantly overestimated, according to a new study. Instead of 50 years of gas at the current rate of consumption, this new research suggests there are […]
Image copyright Northrop Grumman Corp Image caption The shield’s dimensions are 21.2m by 14.2m. Its five layers are made from a polyimide film known as kapton coated with aluminium It is the size of a tennis court and next year it will go into orbit as part of the most sophisticated space telescope ever built. […]