November 25, 2020 In Science By admin

‘Wear face coverings’ near Scottish wildcat kittens

Visitors to a wildlife park have been asked to wear face coverings at an enclosure where four rare Scottish wildcat kittens were born. The kittens called Strom, Eilein, Druim and Vaara have just gone on public display at the Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore. The park has asked visitors...

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‘Bronze Age’ urn found at hospital site

An ancient cremation urn containing human remains has been found by archaeologists surveying the site of a new hospital in the Republic of Ireland. It was discovered in Ballyshannon in County Donegal and is believed to be around 4,000 years old. The suspected Bronze Age urn has now been...

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Extinction Rebellion protesters block newspaper printing presses

Protesters targeted Newsprinters presses at Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, Knowsley in Merseyside, and near Motherwell, North Lanarkshire. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the action by demonstrators across the country was "unacceptable". Eighty people have been arrested. The presses print...

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Scientists have the answer to a tadpole mystery

Scientists have discovered how to identify frogs from their tadpoles in a step towards saving amphibians from extinction. Conservation efforts to protect the breeding grounds of endangered frogs has been hampered by the difficulty of telling tadpoles apart. Now researchers have solved the...

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Zombie fires spark record Arctic CO2 emissions

This summer’s carbon emissions from Arctic wildfires were a third higher than last year’s previous record levels, research suggests. The atmospheric monitoring service Copernicus says the fires which blazed during summer’s heatwaves are a cause for concern. They say some so-called...

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Shark researchers size up real ‘Megalodon’ for first time

The enormity of a prehistoric mega-shark made famous in Hollywood films has finally been revealed by researchers. Until now, only the length of the Otodus Megalodon, as featured in the 2018 film The Meg, had been estimated from fossils of its teeth. However a team from Swansea and Bristol...

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