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Austria ditches Turkish language driving theory tests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Candidates will still be able to take the examination in English, Croatian and Slovene Learner drivers in Austria will no longer be able to take their theory test in the Turkish language, the transport ministry says. A minority of prospective drivers take the test in Turkish, but it reportedly […]


Elon Musk's farting unicorn fight settled

Image copyright Elon Musk Image caption Elon Musk tweeted a picture of Tom Edwards’ mug in February 2017 Tesla boss Elon Musk has reached an agreement with a Colorado potter who accused the billionaire of using his farting unicorn without permission. Tom Edwards did not specify what exactly had been agreed – saying only that […]

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Lovell lights: turning a telescope into an art installation

Image copyright Jodrell Bank Looming up out of the green Cheshire countryside, listening to Deep Space, the Lovell telescope is an icon of science. And while it listens, the third largest radio telescope in the world becomes – for just a few days every summer – a massive, animated art installation. As part of the […]


The cost of Trump's Endangered Species Act proposal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The rebound of bald eagle populations is one of the greatest conservation stories in American history The Trump administration has proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a law credited with keeping hundreds of species from going extinct. The change would eliminate automatic protections for threatened plant and […]


Arctic wild goose chase threatens chicks as temperatures rise

Image copyright SPL Rising temperatures in the Arctic are encouraging Barnacle geese to speed up their migration journeys north every spring says a new study. But their efforts to go faster are leaving them too drained to lay their eggs early when they arrive. This is bad news for the species as their chicks are […]