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The Kenyan centre saving endangered chimpanzees

[ad_1] More than 30 orphaned or rescued chimpanzees from West and Central Africa have been given a new home at a sanctuary in Nanyuki in central Kenya. Timothy Mwangi is one of the animal carers at Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, which provides shelter to the animals, including chimpanzees who have been injured in the illegal wildlife trade.Video produced by: Anthony Irungu and Susan Gachuhi [ad_2] Source link
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Apollo 11: Michael Collins returns to launch site on 50th anniversary

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionApollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins spoke to the BBC in April One of the surviving crew members of the first manned mission to the Moon - Apollo 11 - has returned to the site where the mission set off 50 years ago.Michael Collins, 88, visited Florida's Kennedy Space Centre on Tuesday. He marked the precise time - 09:32 (13:32 GMT) -
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Leaky component led to SpaceX explosion

[ad_1] Image copyright SpaceX Image caption The Crew Dragon is designed to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) A leaky component may have been to blame for the dramatic explosion of a SpaceX capsule during testing in April.No one was hurt in the ground test at Cape Canaveral in Florida, but the failure was a setback for the company's plans of sending astronauts to the International Space Station.Currently,
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Fishermen ‘still illegally discarding dead fish’ says report

[ad_1] Fishermen are continuing to illegally discard dead fish back into the sea, according to a House of Lords inquiry.The inquiry looked at the impact of the ban on fishing discards six months after new rules took effect.The committee's report said the new regulations have had "little impact", but industry leaders said this was the wrong conclusion.Fishing discards were prohibited after a campaign by the chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. North Sea
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NASA Moon mission: Open University partners with space agency

[ad_1] Image copyright NASA Image caption The announcement comes as the world prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landings on 20 July The Open University is partnering with NASA on a mission to the Moon.Scientists at the Milton Keynes-based university have developed an instrument which monitors the "very thin atmosphere" near the Moon's surface.The instrument called PITMS will be carried to the moon in 2021 under
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Neil Armstrong – the man behind the legend

[ad_1] Image copyright NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption Neil Armstrong: An enigma until now Neil Armstrong is one of the most famous people in human history. When he returned from the Moon, he was feted by kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers. He was Captains America and Kirk and John F Kennedy rolled into one.He had the world at his feet, but instead of embracing his celebrity status he
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Galileo sat-nav system experiences service outage

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Europe's satellite-navigation system, Galileo, has suffered a major outage.The network has been offline since Friday due to what has been described as a "technical incident related to its ground infrastructure".The problem means all receivers, such as the latest smartphone models, will not be picking up any useable timing or positional information.These devices will be relying instead on the data coming from the American Global Positioning System