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Curraghs Wildlife Park: Parrots
Curraghs Wildlife Park: Parrots' aviary move sparks breeding hopes

A pair of endangered parrots are given a new home in the hope that it will help them mate.

Hurricane Ian: Florida death toll rises as criticism mounts
Hurricane Ian: Florida death toll rises as criticism mounts

Florida officials are defending the timing of evacuation orders issued ahead of Hurricane Ian.

3 physicists share Nobel Prize for work on quantum science
3 physicists share Nobel Prize for work on quantum science

Three scientists jointly won this year's Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their work on quantum information science that has significant applications...

London needs £75bn to meet net zero goal - mayor
London needs £75bn to meet net zero goal - mayor

Sadiq Khan urges business leaders to help the capital city achieve its net zero goal by 2030.

Neolithic exhibition unveiled at Charnwood Museum
Neolithic exhibition unveiled at Charnwood Museum

The finds will form part of a permanent exhibition at Charnwood Museum.

Australia vows new plan to stop extinction crisis
Australia vows new plan to stop extinction crisis

New strategies aim to end Australia's status as "the mammal extinction capital", its government says.

RSPCA reports 25% increase in pets being abandoned
RSPCA reports 25% increase in pets being abandoned

The charity says cost of living fears are making it difficult for some people to keep an animal.

New destination sought for axed UK built Mars rover
New destination sought for axed UK built Mars rover

British engineers want to reversion their Mars robotic technology for work on the lunar surface.

Four women to run post office and count penguins in Antarctica
Four women to run post office and count penguins in Antarctica

The team will also monitor a colony of gentoo penguins on Goudier Island for five months.

Caerlaverock reserve prepares for return of barnacle geese
Caerlaverock reserve prepares for return of barnacle geese

A nature reserve prepares for the arrival of a flock which was devastated by the disease last year.

The U.S. is getting serious about space junk
The U.S. is getting serious about space junk

The U.S. government is taking legal steps to limit the amount of space junk - the cloud of dangerous debris still orbiting the Earth - after more than six

Manx astronomer becomes island
Manx astronomer becomes island's dark skies advocate

Howard Parkin has been appointed to champion the island's night sky and help reduce light pollution.

One of the most popular ways of telling if you
One of the most popular ways of telling if you're a healthy weight is bogus - here's what you should do instead

The Body Mass Index, or BMI chart, was invented in the 1800s, and it's a pretty imperfect scale. A leading obesity researcher explains why.

Gold coins hidden in 7th Century found in wall
Gold coins hidden in 7th Century found in wall

The 44 coins found in Israel date to the Muslim conquest of the area in 635, archaeologists say.

Basking sharks get special protected status in Ireland
Basking sharks get special protected status in Ireland

It is now an offence to hunt or injure a basking shark without permission, as a new law is introduced.

Weather: Wales braces for 80mph winds and heavy rain
Weather: Wales braces for 80mph winds and heavy rain

It could cause a "danger to life" due to flying debris and travel disruption, warns Met Office.

Wales
Wales' climate change minister: 'Time to jump start restoration'

Peatland restoration targets to be tripled in Wales in an attempt to boost biodiversity.

Keyworth street named Britain
Keyworth street named Britain's best for hedgehogs

Residents drilled holes in their fences to create wildlife corridors for the animals.

Nobel prize in medicine awarded for research on evolution
Nobel prize in medicine awarded for research on evolution

Swedish scientist Svante Paabo won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for his discoveries on human evolution that provided key insights into our immune...

Reduced schedule of roadside verge cutting to continue in NI
Reduced schedule of roadside verge cutting to continue in NI

The reduced schedule will continue in Northern Ireland, in the absence of an agreed budget.

New commission to restore River Wye and River Lugg
New commission to restore River Wye and River Lugg's water quality

Work on the water quality restoration is expected to be complete by March 2023.

Video shows a rare brawl between a pod of orcas and 2 humpback whales in the Pacific Ocean
Video shows a rare brawl between a pod of orcas and 2 humpback whales in the Pacific Ocean

The fight lasted for three hours and ended with the whales giving up and swimming away into the fog.

Drax: UK power station owner cuts down primary forests in Canada
Drax: UK power station owner cuts down primary forests in Canada

The owner of the UK's biggest power station, Drax, is cutting down key forests in Canada.

Cornwall beach cleaners join forces for clean-up
Cornwall beach cleaners join forces for clean-up

Beach cleaning groups come together to mark a week of environmental events.

DART mission: How NASA hit the bullseye
DART mission: How NASA hit the bullseye

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, aimed at changing an asteroid's path as a method of protecting Earth from asteroid strikes, succeeded at striking a...

Giant plants make epic journey from Edinburgh to Port Logan
Giant plants make epic journey from Edinburgh to Port Logan

How 20ft tree ferns travelled more than 140 miles from Edinburgh to the very south-west tip of Scotland.

Crew flies to Florida ahead of launch to International Space Station
Crew flies to Florida ahead of launch to International Space Station

The Crew 5 flight to the ISS features the first Russian to launch aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft.

Ceremony for Flag Fen Iron Age roundhouse
Ceremony for Flag Fen Iron Age roundhouse

The replica is based on an Iron Age roundhouse unearthed near the important Bronze Age site.

Rare sighting of first fossa pups born at Chester Zoo
Rare sighting of first fossa pups born at Chester Zoo

The triplets were spotted for the first time as they emerged from their den at Chester Zoo.

Cost of living: Off-gridders are one step ahead in energy crisis
Cost of living: Off-gridders are one step ahead in energy crisis

Some families are avoiding the spiralling cost of energy bills with self-sufficient solutions.

Eurasian Beaver now legally protected in England
Eurasian Beaver now legally protected in England

Wildlife groups praised the move making it illegal to capture, kill, injure or disturb them.

Gene test spared baby unnecessary chemotherapy
Gene test spared baby unnecessary chemotherapy

It revealed a lump on the newborn's leg was a rare and benign mass called a myofibroma.

Sudbury rangers find 18 dead swans in River Stour
Sudbury rangers find 18 dead swans in River Stour

The rangers also recover a heron and two gulls, while Defra investigates if it is bird flu.

Chelmsford: Hedgehog mural raises awareness of mammals
Chelmsford: Hedgehog mural raises awareness of mammals' decline

The Essex Wildlife Trust wants people to build hedgehog houses and put holes in their garden fences.

'Shiny, sparkly object' in James Webb space image

Astronomers investigate a far-distant galaxy that may be surrounded by some of the very first stars.

Remote Antarctic research stations plagued by widespread sexual harassment, with women having to work alongside their abusers for weeks, Australian report finds
Remote Antarctic research stations plagued by widespread sexual harassment, with women having to work alongside their abusers for weeks, Australian report finds

The report on Australian stations describes a toxic culture of unwelcome requests for sex, pornographic materials being displayed, and period shaming.

Funding secured for Birmingham and Coventry nature and landscape projects
Funding secured for Birmingham and Coventry nature and landscape projects

Projects to revitalise a river and restore an historic botanical gardens are boosted by the funding.

Nasa, SpaceX study Hubble telescope re-boost mission
Nasa, SpaceX study Hubble telescope re-boost mission

Elon Musk's company will examine how to extend the life of the veteran space observatory.

Hurricane Ian: Death toll rises as storm strengthens
Hurricane Ian: Death toll rises as storm strengthens

As flooding traps people in their homes, the storm is now taking aim at South Carolina.

Capercaillie at real risk of extinction, survey finds
Capercaillie at real risk of extinction, survey finds

Only 542 of the birds are estimated to be left in Scotland - half the population six years ago.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust marks first anniversary of beaver return
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust marks first anniversary of beaver return

The trust says the reintroduction has been good news for the county.

NASA, SpaceX study options for Hubble reboost
NASA, SpaceX study options for Hubble reboost

A Crew Dragon flight to boost Hubble's altitude could extend its useful life by a decade or more.

Side-by-side images from flybys of Europa show close-up views of Jupiter
Side-by-side images from flybys of Europa show close-up views of Jupiter's icy moon over 20 years

During Thursday's flyby, NASA's Juno probe made important observations about Europa, a leading candidate in the search for life beyond Earth.

Discovery of
Discovery of 'fingerprint' confirms alarming predictions of Greenland ice sheet melt

Scientists now have unambiguous proof that a phenomenon critical to predicting the impact of climate change exists.

Watch live: Surprise NASA and SpaceX announcement related to billionaire space-flyer and Hubble Space Telescope
Watch live: Surprise NASA and SpaceX announcement related to billionaire space-flyer and Hubble Space Telescope

NASA is holding a surprise briefing featuring a SpaceX representative, a billionaire SpaceX is flying to orbit, and a Hubble Space Telescope manager.

3 space station cosmonauts return to Earth after 195-day mission
3 space station cosmonauts return to Earth after 195-day mission

The return of the Soyuz crew sets the stage for a SpaceX Crew Dragon launch next week.

Bill Gates says he hasn
Bill Gates says he hasn't given up his fortune to fight climate change because 'innovation is not just a check-writing process'

Having a "few rich individuals buy their way out so they can say they're not part of the problem" will not solve climate change, Gates said.

Luton Airport delivered 15 years
Luton Airport delivered 15 years' of growth in five years, inquiry hears

An inquiry is reviewing Luton Airport's plans to increase capacity and amend noise contours.

The Nord Stream pipeline methane gas leak could be one of the largest and pose a huge climate change risk, experts say
The Nord Stream pipeline methane gas leak could be one of the largest and pose a huge climate change risk, experts say

It is too soon to know how the Nord Stream pipeline leak will affect the climate, but methane is a potent greenhouse gas.

Yorkshire Dales National Park: New power station planned
Yorkshire Dales National Park: New power station planned

Proposals are unveiled for a new hydroelectric power station to supply 140 homes.


Our ancestors’ prenatal growth sped up after we split from chimps

Early humans evolved a faster fetal growth rate than other apes about a million years ago, suggesting it could have played a role in the evolution of our species

Learning to play an instrument could boost your short-term memory

Playing a rhythm-based game helped people remember faces and boosted activity in the brain’s right superior parietal lobe, which hints at how learning music can help short-term memory

Hurricane Ian has left thousands without power and clean water

The destruction caused by Hurricane Ian has left 600,000 Florida homes without power and many without clean water after the storm battered Florida, Cuba and the US east coast

Nobel prize awarded for study of human evolution using ancient DNA

Geneticist Svante Pääbo has been awarded a Nobel prize for his work on evolutionary genetics

Algorithm can design the perfect cycle lane system for any city

An algorithm usually used to design profitable airline routes can plan the optimal approach to adding cycle lanes while staying within council budgets

A long-lost rogue planet could explain unexpectedly distant asteroids

The outer solar system holds some chunks of ice and rock that orbit so far from the sun it’s hard to imagine how they got there – but an ancient rogue planet may hold the key

How will Germany navigate its gas shortage nightmare this winter?

Germany normally relies heavily on Russian gas for domestic heating, but with supplies cut off and energy usage already above average for the time of year, the government may be forced to introduce rationing

Uganda struggles to contain Ebola variant with no approved vaccine

More than 50 cases have been identified so far in an outbreak linked to the Sudan variant of Ebola virus, which has no approved treatment or vaccine

People trust AI to make big decisions – as long as a human checks them

Artificial intelligences are increasingly making important decisions that affect our lives, but people consider the calls made to be fairer and more acceptable if a human is in the loop too

Stealth rubber coating could make submarines nearly invisible to sonar

Computer simulations found that a material made from three layers of rubber could absorb most frequencies used for sonar, which if affixed to a submarine would make it difficult to detect

'Superagers' with sharp memories in their 80s have larger neurons

Neurons in a part of the brain involved in memory may be 10 per cent larger in superagers than others aged 80 or over

Computer made from swirly magnets can recognise handwritten digits

A prototype computer built using a magnetic material called a skyrmion has been programmed to recognise handwritten digits. The approach could be particularly energy efficient

Sci-fi author Neal Stephenson wants to build a metaverse open to all

Lamina1 was contacted for comment.   Neal Stephenson was contacted for comment.   Facebook did not respond to a request for comment on the standards underpinning its own metaverse, and whether it might consider making it interoperable with open source standards.

Emissions from mining a single bitcoin have increased 126-fold

Between 2016 and 2021, the carbon emissions associated with mining bitcoin have increased from 0.9 tonnes to 113 tonnes per coin

Hubble and JWST both saw the aftermath of NASA's DART asteroid mission

After NASA’s DART mission slammed into the asteroid Dimorphos, the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope took simultaneous pictures of what was left behind

Western Arctic ocean is acidifying four times faster than other oceans

Melting ice has increased how fast Arctic waters are absorbing carbon dioxide, making them more acidic faster. The change could disrupt entire marine ecosystems

Genetic test for cancer is less accurate for Black and Asian people

A study of genetic test results used to guide cancer treatment found that Black people had their tumours misclassified twice as often as white people

When two galaxies collide they often stop making new stars

When two galaxies collide, it creates a burst of energy that kills off star formation – a process that strangely doesn’t match up with what we see in simulations of galactic smash-ups

SpaceX may help the Hubble Space Telescope boost its lifespan

NASA and SpaceX are studying whether it would be possible to use a Dragon spacecraft to boost the Hubble Space Telescope’s orbit, extending its lifetime by up to 20 years

NASA’s Juno spacecraft takes closest images of Europa for 20 years

NASA's Juno spacecraft flew just 352 kilometres above Jupiter’s moon Europa, sending back extraordinarily detailed images of the surface

Insomnia success suggests we need more nuanced mental health support

The standard "one-size-fits-all" approach to diagnosing and treating mental health problems is failing. Personalised treatments could make a big difference

Robotic pill that delivers drugs to gut could end insulin injections

A drug-carrying capsule with a motor protects medicines from stomach acid and enzymes before releasing them in the small intestine

The cosmos doesn't work to my research schedule – but that's OK

I work on the dark matter problem knowing the questions I have may be answered long after I die. This is the life I signed up for: to think about interesting ideas and hopefully find out whether any of them are correct, says Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Experimental Zika vaccine stops the virus from replicating in mice

Pregnant mice that were vaccinated before being exposed to Zika also showed signs of a healthier pregnancy than their unvaccinated counterparts

Could Labour's Great British Energy firm spark a green revolution?

Keir Starmer, the leader of the UK's Labour party, has promised to create a publicly owned renewable energy firm. Could it help meet the UK's climate goals?

Alzheimer’s drug results are promising – but not a major breakthrough

The results for the amyloid-targeting drug, lecanemab, are a step forward, but it is unclear if this treatment will be truly helpful for those affected by Alzheimer’s

Hurricane Ian hits the coast of Florida with 155 mile-per-hour winds

A category 4 storm made landfall in Florida on Wednesday afternoon, displacing millions of residents and causing severe flooding and destruction

The covid-19 pandemic has left people less extroverted and agreeable

The covid-19 pandemic has changed our personalities – a study of more than 7000 US adults found that people are less open to new experiences and less conscientious than before the pandemic

Dogs can smell when we're stressed from our breath and sweat

In a test to see if dogs can identify material that has been exposed to breath and sweat from stressed humans, they got it right around 94 per cent of the time

Dangerous fungal lung infections could be treated with CAR T-cells

Adapted immune cells known as CAR T-cells could treat lungs infected by the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus in people with suppressed immune systems, a study in mice suggests

Satellite uses sun reflections to detect offshore methane leaks

Methane leaks from offshore oil rigs are normally hard to spot from space but a technique called “glint mode” now makes it possible

Air pollution raises our risk of a stroke and its later complications

Exceeding the World Health Organization's recommended air pollution exposure limit could substantially increase our risk of a first-time stroke

Newly recognised species of sloth has a head like a coconut

Maned sloths were thought to be one species but a genetic and physical analysis suggests there are actually two

NASA's DART mission successfully smashed into asteroid Dimorphos

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft beamed back its final moments before colliding with the asteroid Dimorphos in an attempt to change its orbit, and the collision was captured by telescopes on Earth

RSPB and other nature charities raise alarm over UK government plans

Plans to remove planning laws in "investment zones" in parts of England and to abandon a scheme that rewards farmer for protecting wildlife are being widely condemned by environmentalists, including the Wildlife Trust, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the National Trust

Who should own the copyright on AI-generated artwork?

Artificial intelligences can create images inspired by the human-generated art they train on. This is raising concerns over copyright and artists’ livelihoods

Russia's Nord Stream gas pipelines to Europe suffer mysterious leaks

Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2, key gas pipelines between Russia and Europe, have sprung large leaks within hours of each other, sparking fears of deliberate sabotage

Heating homes with hydrogen is bad for both your wallet and the planet

A review of studies looking at heating homes with hydrogen has found that high cost and poor energy efficiency means the gas isn't a viable solution, despite many governments pushing ahead with the idea

Gene therapy infused into the brain eases rare condition in children

A gene-replacement therapy has eased the debilitating symptoms in a group of 30 children with AADC deficiency

First images show aftermath of NASA's DART asteroid collision mission

As NASA’s DART spacecraft slammed into an asteroid, a small satellite called LICIACube watched from afar – now it has sent back its first images of the collision

Earth’s surface may be teeming with trillions of dark matter particles

When dark matter is captured inside a planet or star, much of it sinks to the middle, but if it sometimes bounces off of regular matter, there may be huge amounts of it lurking just beneath the surface

JWST has taken a picture of the gaseous ‘skeleton’ of a spiral galaxy

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has taken a picture of the galaxy IC 5332, peering through the dust that separates its spiral arms to reveal the gas and stars beneath

Mysterious stone spheres could be from an ancient Aegean board game

Stone spheres found at ancient settlements across the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas could have been playing pieces for a board game involving stone slabs

Brazilian election will determine the future of the Amazon rainforest

Ecologists say that the re-election of president Jair Bolsonaro would severely harm the Amazon rainforest, while his rival Lula Ignacio de Silva is promising to reverse much of the recent environmental damage and meet climate change targets

Spoofing cyberattack can make cameras see things that aren’t there

A targeted transmission of radio waves can disrupt what a camera detects – and the technology has the potential to fool object-detection systems into seeing things that aren’t there

Deadly stellar radiation blasts 'habitable' exoplanets every few days

Planets orbiting M-class red dwarf stars have been suggested as some of the most promising places to look for alien life, but now it seems powerful outbursts from the stars could render them uninhabitable

Guatemala’s rainforest is expanding thanks to community efforts

The forests of the Maya Biosphere Reserve are growing rather than shrinking, because of a community-led conservation programme

Bowhead whales live longer thanks to mutation that also shrinks testes

We may have discovered one of the key reasons for the extraordinary lifespans of bowhead whales, which can live for more than 200 years

Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to almost 200 genetic variants

In a study of more than 2300 people with chronic fatigue syndrome, 91 per cent had these genetic variants, in a discovery that could improve diagnosis and treatment

Robot navigates indoors by tracking anomalies in magnetic fields

Metal pipes beneath the floor provide enough local disturbance of Earth’s magnetic field for an autonomous robot to work out where it is and navigate around a lab

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