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Climate change: Heatwaves ‘halve’ male insect fertility

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Beetles represent the largest insect group Heatwaves can damage the sperm of insects and make them almost sterile, according to new research.Scientists exposed beetles to experimental heatwaves in the laboratory, which resulted in reduced male fertility.The effects could be passed down to the beetles' offspring.Further work could shed light on whether climate change is a factor behind mass declines in insect populations, say
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‘Oumuamua asteroid: Discoverer of ‘alien’ space rock breaks silence over ET theory | Science | News

[ad_1] Astronomers last year discovered the asteroid 'Oumuamua which travelled through our solar system after arriving from another star. While the cigar-shaped asteroid passed through our solar system, scientists began theorising that asteroids could have come from far away and then stayed. Experts have still been debating the discovery, and a newer theory from experts at Harvard's Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, Shmuel Bialy and Abraham Loeb, said that ‘Oumuamua may
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Pyrenees: Warning snow will disappear from France and Spain skiing destination | Science | News

[ad_1] Thousands of tourists from all across the globe visit the mountain range which separates mainland Europe from the Iberian peninsula every year for skiing and mountaineering holidays, but this could be becoming a thing of the past. A report titled 'Climate Change in the Pyrenees: Impact, Vulnerability and Acclimatisation’ which was signed by more than 100 experts, revealed that the average temperature in the Pyrenees has increased by some
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Mystery monkey: history of unique Xenothrix fossil revealed

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The monkey, called the xenothrix, was closely related to the titi monkey which lives in the Amazon A mysterious extinct monkey from Jamaica that is unlike any other in the fossil record has South American roots, according to new evidence.DNA extracted from fossilised bones suggests the monkey first colonised the island 11 million years ago.It had no predators there and it evolved strange
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New York and Scotland could flood THIS CENTURY as scientists say sea levels may rise 13FT | Science | News

[ad_1] Glaciers in Antarctica and Greenland may disappear more quickly despite 195 UN leaders agreeing to the Paris Agreement. The leaders pledged to attempt to halt global warming by more than 2 degrees Celsius in 2016, but US President Donald Trump sensationally pulled out of the agreement branding it “draconian” and saying it would cause a “very diminished quality of life” for Americans. A computer review of the agreement revealed
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Time travel: Stephen Hawking’s last bombshell theory explained | Science | News

[ad_1] Professor Stephen Hawking was an exponent of time travel, and before his death this year he wrote his final book Brief Answers to the Big Questions. In the book, the theoretical physicist wrote: “Rapid space travel and travel back in time can’t be ruled out according to our present understanding.” However, with the book being released after his death in March this year at the age of 76, the
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Dementia could be detected by FIVE MINUTE neck scan, study finds | Science | News

[ad_1] Screening could stop the degenerative disease hitting middle-aged victims, according to a study by University College London (UCL). Around 676,000 people in England have dementia, with the figure around 850,000 in the whole of the UK. In the study of more than 3,000 people, UCL scientists monitored the strength of people’s pulse travelling towards the brain.Boffins uses ultrasound scanners to analyse blood vessels in people’s necks and how the
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Mission to Mars one step closer after possible landing site named | Science | News

[ad_1] The team behind the upcoming mission have recommended a landing spot on the red planet called Oxia Planum where it is believed a large pool of water sat billion of years ago. Teams from the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russia’s Roscosmos will confirm the site in mid-2019 ahead of the much-anticipated launch scheduled for the following year. Oxia Planum is one of two sites researchers have been considering, with Mawrth
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Was Einstein WRONG? Scientists probe supermassive BLACK HOLE to disprove theory of gravity | Science | News

[ad_1] Einstein's general theory of relativity, which he published in 1916, is one of the towering achievements of 20th-century physics.The Austrian physicist's theory explains what we perceive as gravity arises from the curvature of space and time.All masses create gravity and the greater an object is the more gravity it has.But an astronomer thinks the theory is in need of an update and the key could be hidden in a
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The ‘painted wolves’ of Zimbabwe

[ad_1] Image copyright ©Nicholas Dyer Image caption Staring competition: Painted wolves, or African wild dogs, do everything as a group - even facing up to a hyena They are stunning; there's no question. And the name, "painted wolves", seems so apt.Their dappled tan and black fur, shot through with flashes of white, dazzles in the sunlight. You're going to become very familiar with these creatures; you may even fall in