Jun 022014

Hands-free on the road?: It looks like the route to driverless cars is clear. Google is to start building its own self-driving cars, rather than modifying vehicles built by other manufacturers. It’ll have a stop-go button but no controls.
30 May 2014



‘Biggest dinosaur ever’ discovered: Fossilised bones of a dinosaur believed to be the largest creature ever to walk the Earth have been found in Argentina, palaeontologists say. Based on its huge thigh bones, it measured 40m long and 20m tall.
19 May 2014



Galapagos environmental emergency: The government in Ecuador has declared an emergency in the Galapagos islands. A ship carrying petrol which got stuck on the rocks last week may still carry a threat to the island group’s plants and animals.
16 May 2014



Middle East virus possibly spread by camels: Saudi Arabia has issued its strongest warning so far over the possible connection between camels and a virus that has killed more than one hundred people in the country. The virus, known as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, has infected nearly five hundred people in Saudi Arabia.
12 May 2014



Electronics ‘affect bird navigation’: Electrical devices may disrupt the migration of some birds, a study suggests. A German team has found that electromagnetic fields produced by equipment and AM radio signals affect the animals’ navigational systems. The study is published in the journal Nature.
9 May 2014



Twins meet after 78 years apart: Twin sisters from Aldershot in the UK have met in the United States after spending 78 years apart. Elizabeth Hamel and Ann Hunt found each other after the longest period of separation ever recorded for twins.
2 May 2014



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