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Iron test

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGeoff Evatt: The aim is to develop a robust system that will work in the Antarctic The project to find Antarctica’s “missing meteorites” is making excellent progress, say scientists. A group led from Manchester University is developing detection equipment it believes will discover a bounty of iron […]

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JWST: Hubble 'successor' faces new delay

Image copyright NASA/Chris Gunn Image caption The part of JWST that holds the mirrors and instruments recently passed its last big space simulation The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope has been delayed yet again and will not now launch until “approximately May 2020”. The James Webb Space Telescope is also in danger of busting […]

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Bear cubs spending longer with mothers

Image copyright Ilpo Kojola Image caption A female Scandinavian brown bear with her cub Brown bear cubs living in the forests of Sweden are spending longer with their mothers. Baby bears stay by their mother’s side until they are aged two-and-a-half – an extra year compared with a few decades ago, according to a study. […]

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Mount Etna is 'sliding towards the sea'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Etna is a big draw for scientists and tourists because of its constant fiery rumblings Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna, is sliding towards the sea. Scientists have established that the whole structure on the Italian island of Sicily is edging in the direction of the Mediterranean at a […]

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How effective are earthquake early warning systems?

Image caption MyShake: An app which allows users’ phones to act as seismometers Earthquake early warning detection is more effective for minor quakes than major ones. This is according to a new study from the United States Geological Survey. Seismologists modelled ground shaking along California’s San Andreas Fault, where an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 or […]