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Boaty McBoatface resurfaces. . . as a trio of submarines

Remember Boaty McBoatface? Last year, the National Environment Research Council (NERC) let the public have a say in naming their new research ship, and Britons everywhere wholeheartedly agreed on what…

Insects beware, pitcher plants are lurking all over the world

A recent study, published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, has found that different species of the carnivorous pitcher plants located on different continents developed their defining characteristics in response to…

A shift in US climate change politics impacts the EPA and Nasa

After Donald Trump became President of the United States, any and all information about climate change disappeared from the White House website. Under the heading ‘An America First Energy Plan’,…

Namib’s polka dotted desert mystery has been solved

A polka dot pattern on patches of bare ground in the Namibian grasslands – termed fairy circles – have intrigued people for thousands of years. Ancient local legends speak of…

UK government undertook illegal digital surveillance for 17 years

A court judgement last week by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal found that the government has been illegally collecting information about UK citizens over the last 17 years. The ruling concerned…

The culture of open source: No copyrights, no patents

Image: Samuel Zeller In name, the open source movement started in computing in the 1990s. It was an effort to reawaken the mentality of early programmers, who would freely share…