Florida mosquitoes: 750 million genetically modified insects to be released

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 22:50
The aim is to reduce insect-borne diseases but environmental groups warn of unforeseen consequences.
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NHS staff sign up to Covid-19 sniffer dog trial

Health News BBC - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 20:04
Kettering Hospital staff are among donors providing samples to see if dogs can sniff out the virus.
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Singing 'no riskier than talking' for virus spread

Health News BBC - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 19:43
It does not produce many more respiratory particles than speaking at similar volume, a study finds.
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Ancient Egypt: Mummified animals 'digitally unwrapped' in 3D scans

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 18:05
The snake, bird and cat, from Swansea University's collection, are at least 2,000 years old.
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Climate change: 'Unprecedented' ice loss as Greenland breaks record

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 18:01
In a record breaking 2019, Greenland lost enough ice to cover the UK with over 2m of melt water.
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'Mummified' plants give glimpse of Earth's future

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 16:00
Fossilised leaves suggest some plants may adapt to grow more quickly as CO2 levels rise.
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Dounreay site available for reuse in the year 2333

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 14:02
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority says the Dounreay facility will be ready for redevelopment by 2333.
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Flint water crisis: Michigan 'agrees to pay $600m'

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 12:34
The crisis left at least 12 dead and exposed tens of thousands of children to lead poisoning.
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Breast cancer: One-dose radiotherapy 'as effective as full course'

Health News BBC - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 02:30
A University College London study followed more than 2,000 women for five years after the treatment.
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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: The animals at risk from Alaska oil drilling

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 02:05
As Donald Trump pushes forward with plans for drilling in the Alaskan wilderness, what is at stake?
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Earliest art in the British Isles discovered on Jersey

Scientific News BBC - Wed, 08/19/2020 - 21:06
Fragments of stone engraved with abstract designs are the earliest art in the British Isles.
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Climate change: Dams played key role in limiting sea level rise

Scientific News BBC - Wed, 08/19/2020 - 18:00
Huge dam projects that came on stream in the 1970s substantially slowed the rate of sea level rise.
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UK to set limits on harmful airborne particles

Scientific News BBC - Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:00
A new UK target will be set to protect people from the effects of breathing in tiny particles.
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Hands-free driving could be made legal on UK roads by spring

Scientific News BBC - Wed, 08/19/2020 - 13:52
Government is consulting industry on technology which can take control of a vehicle at up to 70mph.
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Mauritius oil spill: Satellite images show removal operation

Scientific News BBC - Wed, 08/19/2020 - 13:00
Satellite images capture tug boats trying to remove the broken vessel, which spilled tonnes of oil.
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'I'm very anxious about getting back to work'

Health News BBC - Wed, 08/19/2020 - 02:48
Charities say thousands who have been shielding may have to choose between a job and their health.
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Coronavirus smell loss 'different from cold and flu'

Scientific News BBC - Wed, 08/19/2020 - 02:41
Covid-19 is not like other typical viral respiratory diseases and has some unique features, say experts.
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Death Valley: What life is like in the 'hottest place on Earth'

Scientific News BBC - Wed, 08/19/2020 - 02:12
The Death Valley just saw one of the highest temperatures ever recorded on Earth - 130F (54.4C)
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Microplastic in Atlantic Ocean 'could weigh 21 million tonnes'

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 08/18/2020 - 21:49
There are 12-21 million tonnes of tiny plastic fragments floating in the ocean, scientists say.
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Coronavirus: Do people still have to shield?

Health News BBC - Tue, 08/18/2020 - 16:50
As restrictions lift, you might feel anxious about how to stay safe. Here's what experts advise.
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