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SpaceX capsule suffers ‘anomaly’ during tests in Florida

[ad_1] Image copyright SpaceX Image caption If serious, the incident could delay plans to fly astronauts aboard the capsule later this year SpaceX has confirmed that its Crew Dragon capsule suffered an "anomaly" during routine engine tests in Florida.A US Air Force spokesperson told local press the incident, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, had been contained and no-one had been injured.An unmanned Crew Dragon successfully flew for the first
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Tulips from the air: Artist drawn to beauty of Norfolk flowers

[ad_1] Sunlight bouncing off vibrant colour from the UK's largest commercial outdoor tulip crop is difficult for artist Nigel Dickerson to resist.Each spring, for nearly a decade, Mr Dickerson has painted the tulip fields near King's Lynn - drawn to them by the "beauty of colour and the beauty of the space" they provide, he said.The flowers, from Belmont Nurseries, are grown as a bulb crop.This means they will never
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David Attenborough Climate Change TV show a ‘call to arms’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionViewers can watch Climate Change - The Facts on BBC One, Tonight at 9pm Sir David Attenborough's new BBC documentary on climate change has been praised by TV critics.Climate Change - The Facts, shown on BBC One on Thursday, was a "rousing call to arms", said the Guardian.In a four-star review, the Times said the veteran presenter "took a sterner tone...
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Climate change: Sir David Attenborough warns of ‘catastrophe’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionViewers can watch Climate Change - The Facts on BBC One, Tonight at 9pm Sir David Attenborough has issued his strongest statement yet on the threat posed to the world by climate change. In the BBC programme Climate Change - The Facts, the veteran broadcaster outlines the scale of the crisis facing the planet.Sir David says we face "irreversible damage to
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‘Giant lion’ fossil found in Kenya museum drawer

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP A new species of giant mammal has been identified after researchers investigated bones that had been kept for decades in a Kenyan museum drawer.The species, dubbed "Simbakubwa kutokaafrika" meaning "big African lion" in Swahili, roamed east Africa about 20 millions years ago.But the huge creature was part of a now extinct group of mammals called hyaenodonts.The discovery could help explain what happened to the group.Hyaenodonts -
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Extinction Rebellion: Charges over climate change train protest

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Two activists climbed on to a train at Canary Wharf while another glued his hand to the window Three people have been charged over an Extinction Rebellion protest where activists climbed on top of a train.A man glued himself to the side of a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) service in Canary Wharf while a man and woman had to be removed from the
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Once destroyed by the Taliban, the Buddha statues live again

[ad_1] When the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in 1996, they imposed an extremist version of Islamic law across the country. They tried to erase all traces of a rich pre-Islamic past and ordered the destruction of ancient statues, including the world's tallest standing Buddhas.Those memories are still alive for millions of Afghans. And now they have become present concerns, as the US and Afghan government negotiate with the Taliban
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Evidence of rabbits in UK in Roman times, say academics

[ad_1] Image copyright University of Exeter Image caption A bone from a rabbit found at Fishbourne Roman Palace Rabbits have been hopping around the UK since the Roman period, experts have been able to scientifically prove for the first time.Tests on a rabbit bone, found at Fishbourne Roman Palace in West Sussex, have shown the animal was alive in 1AD.The 1.6in (4cm) piece of a tibia bone was found in
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Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images US scientists have partially revived pig brains four hours after the animals were slaughtered. The findings could fuel debate about the barrier between life and death, and provide a new way of researching diseases like Alzheimer's.The study showed the death of brain cells could be halted and even restored some connections in the brain. However, there were no signals from the brain that would indicate