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Nobel prize in physics goes to cosmic discoveries

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Three scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for "ground-breaking" discoveries about the Universe.

James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz were announced as this year's winners at a ceremony in

Monday, 07 October 2019 14:44

Global wildlife trade higher than was thought

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At least one in five vertebrate species on Earth are bought and sold on the wildlife market, according to a study.

Scientists from universities in the US and UK, who jointly analysed data collated on a range of species,

Thursday, 03 October 2019 15:53

Scientists estimate Earth's total carbon store

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There are 1.85 billion, billion tonnes of carbon on Earth, with more than 99% of it resident beneath our feet.

Scientists from the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) project have spent 10 years assessing the

Wednesday, 02 October 2019 15:47

How to weigh a whale without a scale

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How do you weigh the largest animals on the planet?

Until now it has only been possible to weigh whales once they have washed up dead on beaches.

Monday, 30 September 2019 14:23

Elon Musk upbeat on Starship test flights

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The American entrepreneur Elon Musk has given a further update on his Starship and Super Heavy rocket system.

He plans to use the new vehicles to send people to the Moon and Mars, and also to move them swiftly around the Earth.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 12:14

World's biggest amphibian 'discovered' in museum

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A newly-identified amphibian is possibly the largest on the planet, according to DNA from museum specimens.

Reaching nearly two metres in length, the South China giant salamander is critically endangered in the wild.

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