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Seal baby boom hope for Thames

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKnowing the number of seals is a good indicator of the Thames Estuary’s health Sixty years ago the Thames Estuary was regarded as “biologically dead” and largely devoid of wildlife. But, in recent years seals have returned to the Thames as well as to the coastal and […]

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How trees secretly talk to each other

Trees talk and share resources right under our feet, using a fungal network nicknamed the Wood Wide Web. Some plants use the system to support their offspring, while others hijack it to sabotage their rivals. What do plants talk about? Find out with BBC CrowdScience. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44643177

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Interstellar visitor’s identity solved

Image copyright Science Photo LibraryImage caption Artist’s impression: ‘Oumuamua is unusually elongate The interstellar object which passed through our solar system in late 2017 is still surprising scientists. When researchers first spotted ‘Oumuamua, it did not appear to have the characteristic tail or coma (cloud of ice and dust) that define comets, and was thought […]

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Saturn moon a step closer to hosting life

Image copyright NASA Scientists have found complex carbon-based molecules in the waters of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Compounds like this have only previously been found on Earth, and in some meteorites. They are thought to have formed in reactions between water and warm rock at the base of the moon’s subsurface ocean. Though not a sign […]