Category Archives: science

Gravity signals rapidly show true size of giant quakes

Researchers develop a new speedy approach to estimate the true size of very large earthquakes.

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Fossilised eggs shed light on reign of pterosaurs

A collection of 200 eggs gives new insights into the development of the extinct flying reptiles.

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'Unnatural' microbe can make proteins

A bacterium made with “unnatural” DNA assembles proteins – a key characteristic of a functioning organism.

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Three beavers released into the wild

The latest trio has been introduced to Knapdale Forest in Argyll, Scotland.

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How bats keep an ear on their prey

A structure that allows sound information to be processed extremely fast has been identified in bats’ brains.

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Catching fly-tippers in the act

When fly-tipping occurs on private property, it can be very costly for landowners.

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Flies more germ-laden than suspected

Flies’ disease-carrying potential may be greater than previously thought, say US researchers.

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Galapagos finches caught in act of becoming new species

A population of finches on the Galapagos is discovered in the process of becoming a new species.

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High-energy 'ghost particles' absorbed by Earth

Neutrinos are famous for travelling through solid objects, but they don’t go through everything, a study shows.

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Drug-driving cases dropped over forensics

Thousands more cases – including violent and sexual crimes – could be affected by “manipulated” tests.

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