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Thursday, Aug 16

21

Wheat gene map to help 'feed the world'

BBC / News

Researchers are set to develop higher yield wheat varieties requiring less water after making a gene map.

12

Ancient Egyptian mummification 'recipe' revealed

BBC / Africa

Forensic examination of a mummy shows the original ancient Egyptian embalming recipe, scientists say.

Wednesday, Aug 15

20

New pesticides 'may have risks for bees'

BBC / Science

Attempts to find a new generation of pesticides to replace neonicotinoids have been dealt a potential blow.

17

Star Trek saga casts new Spock actor Ethan Peck

BBC / Entertainment

How will Ethan Peck compare to Leonard Nimoy and other actors who've played the pointy-eared science officer?

15

Mystery Russian object alarms US

BBC.com

Official says "there is no way to verify" what object is and whether or not it may pose a danger.

13

Footage suggests basking sharks use Scottish seas for courtship

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Scientists collected footage showing basking sharks being "sociable" with each other off the coast of Mull.

06

Why the heatwave proved a bonus for archaeologists

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The UK heatwave has been good for aerial archaeologists spotting hidden treasures in the dry fields.

03

How the humble cabbage can stop cancers

BBC / Health

Researchers reveal how chemicals in some vegetables can prevent bowel cancer.

Tuesday, Aug 14

20

Study suggests drastic decline in mountain hares

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Conservation groups have called for an end to the "indiscriminate and ruthless" mountain hare culls.

19

Rare Chinese tree's flowers attract visitors to Roath Park

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The Chinese tree has flowered for the first time since it was planted in Cardiff more than 100 years ago.

18

Next few years 'may be exceptionally warm'

BBC / Science

The next few years could be "anomalously warm", according to a new study.

16

Being human: Big toe clung on longest to primate origins

BBC / Science

Our big toe was one of the last parts of the foot to become human-like, as our early ancestors evolved to walk on two legs.

03

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa's monkeys and apes?

BBC / Africa

Large-scale expansion of palm oil in Africa will very likely risk the lives of primates, a study finds.

02

The farmers using sewage to make saris

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As groundwater supplies dwindle in rural India, farmers turn to wastewater to grow crops like mulberry, which is used to make silk.

Going plastic-free with kids

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Reducing your dependence on plastics can be daunting, especially if you've got a young family.

Monday, Aug 13

18

Winged reptiles thrived before dinosaurs

BBC / Science

A newly discovered species of pterosaur that lived about 210 million years ago has been found in the Utah desert.

Tax haven link to rainforest destruction and illegal fishing

BBC / Science

Deforestation of the Amazon and illegal fishing have both been linked to tax havens according to a new study.

06

Hippo bite kills Taiwan tourist in Kenya

BBC / Africa

The animal turned on the Taiwanese man after he got too close with his camera at Lake Naivasha.

02

US mid-term elections: Truth-seeking scientists run for office

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"Scientists are not natural politicians... but they solve problems," says one of the record number running in the US mid-term elections.

Jakarta: Fastest-sinking city in the world

BBC / News

With frequent floods, sinking markets and engulfed homes, by 2050 parts of Jakarta will be underwater.

Sunday, Aug 12

00

Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days

BBC / News

After 17 days, the orca at last stops carrying her newborn and begins chasing salmon off Canada.

11

Watch: Solar probe launches successfully

BBC.com

Nasa's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft has taken off on its mission to "touch the Sun".

10

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun'

BBC.com

The US space agency launches a probe that aims to travel closer to the Sun than ever before.

Saturday, Aug 11

14

Weedkiller glyphosate 'doesn't cause cancer' - Bayer

BBC / News

The new owner of the Monsanto group insists glyphosate use is safe despite a cancer payout.

12

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa delays mission to unlock Sun's mysteries

BBC / Science

The US space agency delays for a day a mission to the Sun - one of the boldest in its history.

02

Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial

BBC.com

A US jury finds the company knew its Roundup weedkillers were dangerous, but Monsanto vows to appeal.

Friday, Aug 10

18

The Meg: The myth...

BBC / Science

What to we really know about the giant prehistoric shark reincarnated by Hollywood?

14

Rise in wolf attacks alarms Dutch sheep farmers

BBC / Science

After one wolf killed 26 sheep Dutch farmers worry about installing costly electric fencing.

09

Coral reefs 'weathered dinosaur extinction'

BBC / Science

Researchers have found that the algae living in coral reefs may have evolved 160 million years ago.

Thursday, Aug 9

00

Primate speech: How some species are 'wired' for talk

BBC / News

Primate brain study reveals a "wiring" key to our ability to talk.