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Around 66 million years ago, a massive asteroid struck Earth in the area now known as Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Many scientists believe that the impact of the asteroid, which resulted in a crater named Chicxulub after a village near the epicenter, led to a mass extinction that included dinosaurs.

2016-07-05


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A four-year project to study the ability of complex rock strata beneath the North Sea to trap CO2 emissions securely will help provide the tools for selecting the most suitable storage sites as part of the large-scale development of carbon capture and storage

2016-07-12


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A new study claims converting the UK gas grid to carry hydrogen instead of natural gas will help to meet the UK’s carbon reduction targets and is technically feasible without much disruption to consumers. It proposes Leeds as a pilot city, but there are still major problems to be overcome before it can go ahead. Read more: http://www.environmentguru.com/pages/elements/element.aspx?id=3806246&tc=eml#ixzz4F3NLL83u Follow us: @environmentguru on Twitter | Environmentguru on Facebook

2016-07-13


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Archaeologists from University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) have recently excavated a Late Roman cemetery at Western Road in Leicester's West End. Amongst the 83 skeletons recorded by the team, one burial is proving to be very exciting.

2016-07-13


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The Innovation Advisory Board advises NERC on its strategy for strengthening the delivery of economic growth and other societal benefits (impact) from its research and innovation investments. The board helps NERC find the most effective ways to engage stakeholders, translate research and support innovation. The board also monitors and evaluates the effectiveness and impacts of NERC innovation investments.

2016-07-14


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When the Research Data Alliance (RDA) met in Japan↗ this spring, Elsevier, DataCite↗ and the Australian National Data Service (ANDS)↗ held a side event, gathering researchers, data scientists and other experts to discuss the benefits of good research data management and how to achieve it. The outcomes of this session will be used to work towards more effective solutions at the RDA Eighth Plenary Meeting↗ in Colorado in September.

2016-07-21


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Following some biblical floods earlier in the summer, this week's sudden heatwave in the UK shows the necessity to plan for extreme weather events.

2016-07-25


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SEISMOLOGISTS have confirmed an earthquake struck the Borders this week. The British Geological Survey recorded the quake at 5.48am on Wednesday.

2016-07-28