Entries in science (68)

Monday
Mar242014

A Spectacular UK Showcase of the Northern Lights 

The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights as they are popularly known by, are an elegant yet haunting sight often seen around the polar regions of our planet. As recently as February 2014, some parts of the UK were given the pleasant surprise of laying witness to the Northern Lights.

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Wednesday
Mar192014

Environment Secretary gives go ahead to Biodiversity Offsetting in advance of pilot scheme results

Based on Australian trials the UK government is to push ahead with the controversial scheme which will allow building on wild sites in return for creation elsewhere.

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Wednesday
Mar122014

Climate Change Increasing the Threat of Malaria

During warm years, malaria spread to higher altitudes, a recent study has shown. Future warming as a result of climate change is predicted to spread malaria even higher and threaten millions of people in South America, Africa and Asia.

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Tuesday
Mar112014

New App to help gauge the state of the Oceans’ plankton

A scientific study wants sailors to become citizen scientists by helping the measure the level of the microscopic organisms which are the bedrock of the world’s oceans.

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Monday
Mar102014

New method of 3D printing to revolutionise buliding houses

Contour crafting is the latest development of the technology that could build homes quicker, cheaper and more environmentally responsibly.

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Thursday
Feb272014

Could Ecotourism be the Saviour of Lemurs?

An action plan has been put forward to preserve lemurs in Madagascar, and key to its success is ecotourism.

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Monday
Feb172014

Claw Prints on the Dance Floor: Animal Rhythm 

The internet is full of videos of dancing animals. You might find them purely entertaining, but they are in fact becoming of increasing interest to scientists. 

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Wednesday
Feb122014

What will come after the Anthropogenic Mass Extinction?

All species become extinct, some believe the next mass extinction is happening now which may include Homo sapiens, but similarly life always recovers, so what will come after humans to become the dominant form of life on Earth?

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Wednesday
Feb052014

Iguanas Seized at UK Airport

Two Romanian women were arrested after attempting to smuggle 13 “incredibly rare” iguanas to Dusseldorf, Germany, from Heathrow this week

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Tuesday
Jan282014

Rare Frogs Glow in the Dark

Scientists at Chester Zoo have developed a method of fluorescent tagging to aid monitoring of one of the world’s most endangered amphibians, the Golden Mantella of Madagascar.

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