Posts tagged ‘BBC’

22 Απριλίου, 2010

‘Paltry’ Copenhagen carbon pledges point to 3C world


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By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News

Eπίσης διαβάστε : Poorer nations are unlikely to make a low-carbon switch without a Western lead

ENSEMBLES : Mediterranean, the day after

Pledges made at December’s UN summit in Copenhagen are unlikely to keep global warming below 2C, a study concludes.

Writing in the journal Nature, analysts at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research in Germany say a rise of at least 3C by 2100 is likely.

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21 Απριλίου, 2010

Clever crows can use three tools


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By Rebecca Morelle   Science reporter, BBC News

New Caledonian crows have given scientists yet another display of their tool-using prowess.

Scientists from New Zealand’s University of Auckland have found that the birds are able to use three tools in succession to reach some food.

The crows, which use tools in the wild, have also shown other problem-solving behaviour, but this find suggests they are more innovative than was thought.

The research is published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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8 Απριλίου, 2010

Fossil skeletons may belong to an unknown human ancestor


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The fossil remains found in a cave in South Africa could represent an evolutionary link between tree-dwelling apes and our earliest human ancestors to walk upright

*Fossil skull of Australopithecus sediba, a possible human ancestor found in cave deposits at Malapa, South Africa. Photograph: Brett Eloff/University of Witwatersrand

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6 Απριλίου, 2010

Remembering Katyn, 70 years later


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The Polish prime minister will attend Wednesday’s ceremony in Russia marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre of Poles by Soviet forces.

It is an unprecedented step, and one which could herald a new era in strained relations between Poland and Russia, says the BBC’s Adam Easton in Warsaw.

The families of the victims of the Katyn massacre have endured decades of lies, discrimination and frustration.

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