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'Good news' for Oxfordshire's economy

Posted by External 18 days ago General — Oxfordshire's economy is set to benefit from the expected demand for low carbon goods and services over coming decades, says a new report. The research was carried out by the ECI with Low Carbon Oxford, a network of organisations working towards a low carbon economy. 04/12/14 04 Dec 2014 - Read More
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News from the primordial world

Posted by External 23 days ago General — A new study offers a twist on a popular theory for how life on Earth began about four billion years ago. The study questions the "RNA world" hypothesis, a theory for how RNA molecules evolved to create proteins and DNA. Instead, the new research offers evidence for a world where RNA and DNA evolved simultaneously. Read More
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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week

Posted by External 34 days ago General — Here are the most interesting, amazing and unusual things that happened in the world of science this week. A recap of Live Science's best. Read More
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Shocking News: World's Longest Lightning Bolt Was Nearly 200 Miles

Posted by External 36 days ago General — The longest recorded flash of lightning covered a horizontal distance of 199.5 miles. Read More
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Good news for the Giant Panda!

Posted by External 138 days ago General — Due to a breeding boom over the past few years, giant pandas are making a strong recovery. Some experts argue that the species should be removed from the critically endangered list — but is it too soon?This comes as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature undertakes an official reassessment of the panda’s status. The Swiss-based organization uses a seven-point scale to ga Read More
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Good news for the Iberian lynx!

Posted by External 199 days ago General — WWF welcomes the 2015 Iberian lynx census released today by the government of Andalusia. The survey shows a significant increase in population with the Iberian lynx reaching the highest number since the species was found to be the most endangered cat in the world in 2002. The latest population figure of 404 individuals is up from the 327 recorded in 2014. The survey identified 120 breeding femal Read More
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Good news for the world's tiger populations!

Posted by External 200 days ago General — It’s estimated that there are as few as 3,200 tigers left in the wild — that’s nearly a 97 percent loss in wild tigers over just a century. However, scientists are now saying that we can double the world’s tiger population by 2022,  Read More
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Good news for the Sumatran rhino

Posted by External 213 days ago General — WWF researchers are celebrating the first live sighting of a Sumatran rhino in Kalimantan, the Indonesia part of Borneo, since it was thought to be extinct there. This is also the first physical contact with the species in the area for over 40 years and is a major milestone for rhino conservation in Indonesia. The female Sumatran rhino, which is estimated to be between four and five years old, w Read More
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