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The ‘ugly duckling’ fossil from the deep

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mosasaurs were huge carnivores that swam 66 million to 80 million years ago The mosasaurs recently took a star turn in the Jurassic World movie, showing off the Hollywood version of their fearsome jaws.Now an "ugly duckling" from 85 million years ago is shedding new light on the giant marine reptiles that lived at the time of Tyrannosaurus rex.Scientists have long puzzled over
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Supersonic Bloodhound hits cash roadblock

[ad_1] The project to race a car at more than 1,000mph has run into a financial roadblock with the company behind the venture going into administration.The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle is all but built but needs a £25m investment if it is to break records on a dried-out lakebed in South Africa.The administrators, FRP Advisory LLP, have already begun to talk to potential suitors.But without the funds the project faces being
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Bloodhound 1,000mph car goes into administration

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The car is essentially built; it just needs funding to go and set records The project to race a car at over 1,000mph has run into a financial roadblock with the company behind the venture going into administration. The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle is all but built but needs a £25m investment if it is to break records on a dried-out lakebed in South
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Rice ‘safely conserved’ in Philippines gene bank

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rice being harvested in Northwest Vietnam Scientists say that more than 100 thousand varieties of rice have been safeguarded for the future.Samples in the world's largest rice gene bank in the Philippines are being used to help farmers develop rice crops that can survive drought and flooding.The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) gene bank has secured permanent funding from the Crop Trust.It is
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Six climate questions for ‘Green GB’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Scientists say we must keep global temperature rise under 1.5C - so what does that mean for the UK?Next week, ministers are likely to ask their advisers how Britain can reduce carbon emissions in line with that target.They’ve declared what they're calling Green GB Week – a celebration of the UK’s achievement as a world leader in tackling climate change whilst increasing the economy.But will
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Hawking’s final science study released

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prof Hawking died in March, aged 76 Stephen Hawking's final scientific paper has been released, and it deals with one of the central topics in the physicist's 56-year-long career.The work was completed in the days before Hawking's death in March.It tackles the question of whether black holes preserve information on the stuff that falls into them.Some researchers had believed this information was destroyed,
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BBC helps bust Nepal chimp smuggling

[ad_1] A BBC investigation exposing the scale of chimpanzee trafficking last year has helped police in Nepal uncover a smuggling operation.Even to a hardened detective the discovery was shocking: two baby chimpanzees, exhausted, hungry, and sucking their thumbs.The animals had been captured in the wild in Nigeria and then flown thousands of miles to Nepal. [ad_2] Source link