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Rhino release: Epic journey to freedom in Rwanda

Five zoo-born eastern black rhinos have been transported from Europe to Africa. The three females and two male rhinos, aged between two and nine years old, came from Flamingo Land in Yorkshire, the Czech Republic’s Dvur Kralove safari park and Ree Park Safari in Denmark. The 6,000km (3,700 miles) journey began at Dvur Kralove – […]

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Nasa puts up deep-space atomic clock

Image copyright ReutersImage caption This was only the third time a Falcon Heavy had flown Nasa has put a miniaturised atomic clock in orbit that it believes can revolutionise deep-space navigation. About the size of a toaster, the device is said to have 50 times the stability of existing space clocks, such as those flown […]

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Rhino release: Endangered animals despatched to Rwanda

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe five rhinos made the 6,000km journey in custom-made transport crates “It’s just fantastic. “These animals were taken from Africa decades ago to display to the public [in European zoos] and now have a real conservation role in Rwanda,” Mark Pilgrim, Chester Zoo’s chief executive says proudly. […]

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Raspberry Pi used to steal data from Nasa lab

Image copyright ReutersImage caption The Jet Propulsion Lab is currently constructing the Mars 2020 rover A tiny Raspberry Pi computer has been used to steal data from Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the space agency has revealed. An audit report reveals the gadget was used to take about 500MB of data. It said two of the […]

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Nasa’s Curiosity Mars rover senses methane spike

Image copyright NASA/JPL-CALTECH/MSSSImage caption The Curiosity rover carries an onboard lab to measure the chemistry of the atmosphere The American space agency’s Mars rover Curiosity has recorded its largest measurement yet of methane. The robot frequently “sniffs” the Red Planet for the gas but has never before seen so high a concentration – of 21 […]

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CO2 and how it links manure and fizzy drinks

Scientists from round the world are meeting in Germany to discuss how to money can be made from carbon dioxide. The aim is to transform some of the CO2 that’s overheating the planet into products to benefit humanity instead. While the technology may not solve climate change, they insist it will help a little. BBC […]

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The women fighting for Lapland

As climate change affects the livelihoods of Finland’s indigenous Sami people, a proposed new Arctic railway, forestry and mining could change Lapland forever. Climate change affects the Arctic more than any other part of the Earth, and it’s been damaging reindeer-herding and fishing – the traditional livelihoods of the indigenous Sami people. Produced by Erika […]

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How recyclable is your food shop?

New research suggests almost half of packaging used by major UK supermarkets can’t be easily recycled or recycled at all. Food is wrapped in packaging to make it last longer but a consumer group says that a lot of it is unnecessary, that more sustainable materials should be used and that recycling labels should be […]