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Chemical ‘repairs damaged neurons in mice’

[ad_1] Image caption Brain signals weaken when some cells wear out New results suggest ageing brains can potentially be rejuvenated, at least in mice, according to researchers.Very early-stage experiments indicate that drugs can be developed to stop or even reverse mental decline.The results were presented at the 2019 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.The US and Canadian researchers took two new approaches to trying to prevent
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Search for Shackleton’s lost Endurance ship called off

[ad_1] Image copyright F.HURLEY/SPRI Image caption The Endurance's ill-fated voyage marked the end of the "heroic age" of Antarctic exploration The attempt this week to find Sir Ernest Shackleton's lost ship, the Endurance, has ended - without success.A UK-led expedition to the Weddell Sea sent a robotic sub to the ocean floor to look for the sunken polar yacht, but was itself lost in the process.The team has now withdrawn
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Paying tribute to the nation’s forests

[ad_1] Image copyright Forestry Commission Image caption The Forest of Dean: Part of the magical woodland landscape of Britain Britons are being urged to pay tribute to the nation's forests by writing a poem, letter or story.The poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, is leading the way with a newly commissioned poem, which explores relationships between trees and humanity.Forests have inspired generations of British writers, including Shakespeare, who used woodland settings
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Nasa calls time on silent Opportunity Mars rover

[ad_1] Image copyright NASA/JPL/Doug Ellison Image caption Oppy used one of its cameras to take this selfie on Mars The US space agency (Nasa) has called time on its Opportunity Mars rover.The six-wheeled robot last contacted Earth in June last year, just before it was enveloped in the darkness of a global dust storm. Engineers hoped Oppy would power back up when the skies cleared and sunlight hit its solar
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Nasa’s InSight mission: Mars ‘mole’ put on planet’s surface

[ad_1] Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech Image caption On the surface: HP3 is on the left; the domed SEIS is on the right The US space agency's (Nasa) InSight mission has positioned the second of its surface instruments on Mars.Known as HP3, the heat-flow probe was picked up off the deck of the lander with a robot arm and placed next to the SEIS seismometer package, which was deployed in December.Together with
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Pangolins: Rare insight into world’s most trafficked mammal

[ad_1] Image copyright Chester Zoo Image caption The rare giant pangolin is being studied to boost its survival chances The secret life of the world's most trafficked mammal, the pangolin, has been caught on camera in Africa.Footage gives a rare insight into the behaviour of the giant pangolin, the largest of all the scaly animals.Observed by remote-operated cameras, a baby take a ride on its mother's back, while an adult
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Green New Deal : Can this plan pushed by some Democrats really work?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey launching the Green New Deal Despite being labelled as a "socialist manifesto", the Green New Deal (GND) on climate change and jobs has sparked a lively debate in US politics. BBC environment correspondent Matt McGrath looks at what's in the deal, and its likely impact.President Trump was quick to thrash the Democrat's new approach to tackling