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Dinosaur dandruff reveals first evidence of skin shedding

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An artist’s impression of a microraptor in flight An analysis of fossilised dandruff fragments has given scientists their first evidence of how dinosaurs and early birds shed their skin. Found among the plumage of these ancient creatures, the 125-million-year-old flakes are almost identical to those found in modern birds. […]

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Global problem

In its June issue, National Geographic magazine has published a selection of startling photos highlighting the vast amounts of discarded plastic choking the world’s oceans, shorelines and rivers. Wildlife, particularly marine animals, are at risk when they become entangled in plastic waste, or ingest it. Image copyright NAtional Geographic Trapped in a plastic bag at […]

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Giant canyons discovered in Antarctica

Image copyright BAS Image caption The survey was undertaken to observe a region that satellites cannot see Scientists have discovered three vast canyons in one of the last places to be explored on Earth – under the ice at the South Pole. The deep troughs run for hundreds of kilometres, cutting through tall mountains – […]

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Car dealer tactics stall electric car sales

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption While electric cars are big sellers in Norway, the attitudes of dealers across Scandinavia is hampering sales says the study “Dismissive” car dealers are a major barrier to boosting sales of electric vehicles (EVs) according to a new study. Researchers, who posed as car shoppers in Scandinavia and Iceland […]