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Sargasso sea turtles threatened by ‘extreme concentrations’ of microplastic

Sargasso sea turtles threatened by ‘extreme concentrations’ of microplastic 0

🕔12:15, 21.Aug 2019

Scientists studying the scale and impact of plastic pollution on wildlife in the Sargasso Sea have found “extreme concentrations” of microplastic, which they worry will threaten sea turtles and other marine species that live there. The Sargasso Sea, a unique

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Archaeologists in Peru unearth ancient mural reflecting on the importance of water

Archaeologists in Peru unearth ancient mural reflecting on the importance of water 0

🕔12:56, 20.Aug 2019

Archaeologists in northern Peru have unearthed an ancient mural from the lost Caral civilisation that is believed to be about 3,800 years old, officials reported. The discovery was made in the Vichama archaeological site. A team of excavators have brushed

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Russian city marks 100 year anniversary of first passenger flight over Europe

Russian city marks 100 year anniversary of first passenger flight over Europe 0

🕔12:50, 20.Aug 2019

The Russian Baltic city of Kaliningrad marked the 100-year anniversary of the first passenger flight over Europe with an airshow featuring about 50 light airplanes from all over the EU.Pilots and airplane owners from from Germany, Sweden, Poland, Switzerland and

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‘Smart’ clothing can boost wearable tech – Singapore researchers

‘Smart’ clothing can boost wearable tech – Singapore researchers 0

🕔13:48, 18.Aug 2019

Researchers in Singapore have invented ‘smart’ clothing they say can boost signals and save battery life on wireless devices such as headphones and smart watches. The invention called “metamaterial” allows radio waves like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to glide across clothing

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Ladakh Buddhist enclave hoping for tourism boost after Kashmir split

Ladakh Buddhist enclave hoping for tourism boost after Kashmir split 0

🕔13:43, 18.Aug 2019

The Buddhist enclave of Ladakh is hopeful of improved tourism prospects after India’s move to hive it off from Jammu and Kashmir state. Last week India moved to revoke the special status of Kashmir, the Himalayan region that has long

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Experts seek to uncover secrets of Ecuador’s ‘tsanta’ shrunken head

Experts seek to uncover secrets of Ecuador’s ‘tsanta’ shrunken head 0

🕔14:28, 17.Aug 2019

Researchers in Ecuador are investigating the wizened cranium of an Amazon warrior, hoping to unlock the secrets of this macabre pre-Hispanic practice. The shrunken head, known as the “tsanta”, is believed to come from the Shuar, an indigenous people of

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Russian robot readied for space station trip

Russian robot readied for space station trip 0

🕔13:29, 16.Aug 2019

Russia’s space agency Roscosmos has released a video of a robot, Skybot F-850, being prepared for a trip to the International Space Station.Footage shows the robot manipulating different objects and performing moves with mechanical hands, but with assistance from a

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Arctic expedition discovers microplastics in ice cores

Arctic expedition discovers microplastics in ice cores 0

🕔12:42, 15.Aug 2019

Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution now poses to marine life in even the remotest waters on the

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Chile’s endangered huemul deer makes a comeback

Chile’s endangered huemul deer makes a comeback 0

🕔15:31, 14.Aug 2019

Chile’s endangered huemul deer is getting a lifeline, thanks to conservation efforts to save Chile’s national animal. The huemul appears alongside the condor in the country’s coat of arms but illegal hunting and disease from livestock have pushed this specie

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Paris aquarium grows tomatoes from fish droppings in new farming project

Paris aquarium grows tomatoes from fish droppings in new farming project 0

🕔15:20, 14.Aug 2019

The fish at the Paris aquarium are busy not just entertaining visitors but also growing vegetables. The aquarium, a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower, has a new eco-garden which uses fish droppings to nourish plants. The garden, planted in

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