Category Archives: science

High view

BBC correspondent James Cook views the total eclipse from 40,000ft above the Pacific Ocean.

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The winners and losers of Mexico's wind power boom

In ‘windy’ La Ventosa, a village 700km from Mexico City, residents are renting out their land for wind farms.

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Total solar eclipse: Meet Sharon and Billy Hahs

Now Sharon and Billy Hahs are preparing for one in their own backyard.

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Radioactive 'pooh sticks' trace carbon's ocean journey

Scientists trace nuclear waste from Sellafield over 15,000km to Bermuda to see how the ocean transports carbon.

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'Frankenstein dinosaur' mystery solved

A dinosaur that seemed to be an evolutionary mishmash turns out to have a key place in history.

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Italy official defends killing rare bear after man mauled

A rare female brown bear had to be shot in the Italian Alps as it threatened humans, a governor says.

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Cassini to skim Saturn's atmosphere

Cassini is on its final five full orbits of Saturn, getting close enough to directly “taste” its gases.

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Fish sauced? Goldfish turn to alcohol to survive icy winters

Researchers uncover the evolved ability of goldfish to generate alcohol when deprived of oxygen.

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Climate change has shifted the timing of European floods

In different parts of Europe, rivers are flooding earlier or later because of rising temperatures, say scientists.

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Electrofishing: Saviour of the sea or fracking of the oceans?

A controversial new fishing technique is being tested in the Netherlands using electric pulses.

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