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Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Artwork: A highly magnetised rotating neutron star. Astronomers say one of these could be a source of the signals Astronomers have revealed details of mysterious signals emanating from a distant galaxy, picked up by a telescope in Canada.The precise nature and origin of the blasts of radio waves is unknown.Among the 13 bursts of fast radio waves, known as FRBs, was a very
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Longleat koala Wilpena put down after kidney disease

[ad_1] Image caption Five koalas arrived at Longleat from Australia last October as part of a conservation programme One of Longleat Safari Park's koalas has been put down after becoming seriously ill.The female, called Wilpena, was one of five southern koalas to arrive from Australia last October as part of a conservation programme.The park said it had no alternative after she developed kidney disease.One male and four female koalas were
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Climate change: ‘Right to repair’ gathers force

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images It is frustrating: you buy a new appliance then just after the warranty runs out, it gives up the ghost. You can’t repair it and can’t find anyone else to at a decent price, so it joins the global mountain of junk.You’re forced to buy a replacement, which fuels climate change from the greenhouse gases released in the manufacturing process.But help is at hand, because
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Climate change: Which are the best vegan milks?

[ad_1] The popularity of vegan foods continues to grow, with January seen as a traditional time to consider giving them a try.Milk alternatives, such as oat, soy, almond or coconut, are one area of interest, with sales rising in the UK.A scientific study suggests the greenhouse gas emissions used in the production of plant-based milks are lower than for dairy milk.But which milk has the smallest impact on the planet?
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Report: US 2018 CO2 emissions saw biggest spike in years

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionClimate change: How 1.5C could change the world A new report has found that US carbon dioxide emissions rose by 3.4% in 2018 after three years of decline.The spike is the largest in eight years, according to Rhodium Group, an independent economic research firm.The data shows the US is unlikely to meet its pledge to reduce emissions by 2025 under the
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Why more female penguins are washing up dead in South America

[ad_1] Every year, thousands of penguins become stranded on South America's coast - with females three times more likely to wash up dead or injured than males.Now scientists from Japan and Argentina have concluded this is because females are migrating further north in search of food than their male counterparts.The findings are published in the journal Current Biology. [ad_2] Source link
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Incredible ‘sea monster’ skull revealed in 3D

[ad_1] Image copyright Nigel Larkin Image caption The skull is nearly a metre long Some 200 million years ago in what is now Warwickshire, a dolphin-like reptile died and sank to the bottom of the sea. The creature's burial preserved its skull in stunning detail - enabling scientists to digitally reconstruct it.The fossil, unveiled in the journal PeerJ, gives a unique insight into the life of an ichthyosaur. The ferocious
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India scientists dismiss Einstein theories

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An Indian scientist has said Einstein's theories were "misleading" Indian scientists have hit out at speakers at a major science conference for making irrational claims. Some academics at the annual Indian Science Congress, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had dismissed the discoveries of Issac Newton and Albert Einstein. They had also said ancient Hindus had invented stem cell research.Hindu mythology and religion
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Winter birds thrill Norfolk wildlife photographers

[ad_1] A gathering of winter visitors has attracted crowds of birdwatchers and photographers to a Norfolk police station.The waxwings were spotted eating berries from a rowan tree outside the building in Long Stratton.The birds, recognisable by their distinctive red and yellow feathers, are not native to the UK but tend to visit during the winter months."They are a scarce winter visitor but do on occasions appear in larger numbers," said
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Chang’e-4: Chinese rover now exploring Moon

[ad_1] Image caption An image of the rover rolling off the lander A Chinese robotic rover has got its wheels dirty after rolling off its landing craft and onto the lunar soil.The Chang'e-4 spacecraft touched down on the far side of the Moon at 10:26 Beijing time (02:26 GMT) on Thursday.Lunar exploration chief Wu Weiren echoed Neil Armstrong's famous quote, telling state media the event marked a "huge stride" for