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Cairns catastrophe

Image copyright DAVID WHITEImage caption Many spectacled flying foxes were found dead around Cairns, a city in Queensland Over two days in November, record-breaking heat in Australia’s north wiped out almost one-third of the nation’s spectacled flying foxes, according to researchers. The animals, also known as spectacled fruit bats, were unable to survive in temperatures […]

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Cairns catastrophe

Image copyright DAVID WHITEImage caption Many spectacled flying foxes were found dead around Cairns, a city in Queensland Over two days in November, record-breaking heat in Australia’s north wiped out almost one-third of the nation’s spectacled flying foxes, according to researchers. The animals, also known as spectacled fruit bats, were unable to survive in temperatures […]

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Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Artwork: A highly magnetised rotating neutron star. Astronomers say one of these could be a source of the signals Astronomers have revealed details of mysterious signals emanating from a distant galaxy, picked up by a telescope in Canada. The precise nature and origin of the blasts of radio waves is […]

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Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Artwork: A highly magnetised rotating neutron star. Astronomers say one of these could be a source of the signals Astronomers have revealed details of mysterious signals emanating from a distant galaxy, picked up by a telescope in Canada. The precise nature and origin of the blasts of radio waves is […]

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Walking and howling with wolves

Wolves disappeared from much of Great Britain hundreds of years ago – but you can walk and howl with wolves at the Predator Experience in the Lake District. BBC Travel Show’s Christa Larwood went to meet two hybrid wolves, who are part wolf, part dog to take them for “walkies”. And after the stroll, it […]

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Wooden clothes?

Image caption The Finnish university has found a way to turn birch trees from its forests into material for clothes If you’re struggling for an original Christmas present – how about a wooden dress? At a recent state gala, Finland’s first lady wore a dress made from the country’s birch trees. But there was nothing […]

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Climate change

Image copyright Getty Images Representatives from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Poland for talks on climate change – aimed at breathing new life into the Paris Agreement. The UN has warned the 2015 Paris accord’s goal of limiting global warming to “well below 2C above pre-industrial levels” is in danger because major economies, including […]

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Tossing dead salmon is good for plants

Image copyright Dan DinicolaImage caption For more than 20 years, students in a small corner of north-west US have been tossing dead fish Never mind silver bells and cockleshells, Mary should have tossed dead fish to help her garden grow. A team of US researchers has found that sockeye salmon carcasses has helped boost tree […]