‘Mission Jurassic’ dinosaur hunt to get under way

Image copyright The Children’s Museum of IndianapolisImage caption Exploratory work has already identified bones from some very big dinosaurs British scientists are about to undertake one of their biggest dinosaur hunts in decades. They are joining US and Dutch institutions in exploring what is expected to be a treasure trove of fossils in the “Badlands” […]

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Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark

Image copyright NASA The number of planets detected around other stars – or exoplanets – is set to hit the 4,000 mark. The huge haul is a sign of the explosion of findings from searches with telescopes on the ground and in space over the last 25 years. It’s also an indication of just how […]

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Smuggled orangutan seized at Bali airport

Image copyright AFPImage caption The young male was found drugged A Russian man has been arrested in Bali on suspicion of trying to smuggle a young orangutan out of Indonesia. The two-year-old male was found drugged inside a rattan basket when Andrei Zhestkov was stopped at security at Denpasar airport on Friday night. Mr Zhestkov […]

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Mount Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies

Image copyright Frank BienewaldImage caption Most of the dead bodies of mountaineers have appeared on the Khumbu Glacier Expedition operators are concerned at the number of climbers’ bodies that are becoming exposed on Mount Everest as its glaciers melt. Nearly 300 mountaineers have died on the peak since the first ascent attempt and two-thirds of […]

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Bloodhound: Land speed record car is relaunched

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIan Warhurst: “My kids kept saying I should buy a fast car, so I bought the fastest” The Bloodhound supersonic car is back, under new management and preparing to renew its pursuit of the land speed record. The project went into administration last year, unable to secure […]

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