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‘Hundreds’ of badgers illegally killed each year in NI

Hundreds of badgers are killed during badger baiting season each year with hundreds of people involved in the illegal activity, it has been claimed. The...

ZSL London Zoo shares animal X-rays

Image copyright ZSL London Zoo Image caption Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko)The expert veterinary team at ZSL London Zoo has shared a selection of X-rays made...

AAAS: Machine learning ‘causing science crisis’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Astronomy is one of the many areas of science in which machine learning is used to make discoveriesMachine-learning techniques used...

Call to ban killer robots in wars

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This is not about terminator robots but "conventional weapons systems with autonomy"A group of scientists has called for a...

Gene-edited animal plan to relieve poverty in Africa

Image copyright BBC News Image caption Prof Djikeng's thinking was moulded by his childhood experiencesA researcher in Edinburgh is leading efforts to develop gene-edited farm...

BP: Plastic ban “could have unintended consequences”

Image copyright Getty ImagesThere are many interesting news nuggets in BP's annual Energy Outlook that's just been published. The document says that even as renewable...

Space harpoon skewers ‘orbital debris’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA harpoon was fired to catch some debris successfullyThe British-led mission to test techniques to clear...

Space junk: Harpoon tested to clean up space

New footage from a space mission shows the latest idea to collect space junk. A harpoon was fired at a target in orbit to...

Gravitational waves: Black hole detector to get upgrade

Image copyright NSF Image caption The LIGO Louisiana lab that detected gravitational waves is in line for an upgradeThe UK and US governments have announced...
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