Scientists in India discover a new breed of frog

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Exploration in remote peaks in southern India has given rise to the discovery of a new breed of frog, named Raorchestes resplendens. Found in the Western Ghats mountain range at an altitude of 2698m, the amphibian has been found to have a set of ‘mysterious’ glands, the function for which are currently unknown. The species […]

UK election, science policies

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Labour says it definitely will not decrease the science budget but may look to increase it one we get out of the current economic climate The Liberal Democrates say that very unfortunatly could not put more money into science, however they want to make sure that funding is decided on a peer review basis and […]

The Most Ambitious Tornado Study In History

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A team of international researchers have embarked on a new innovative study detailing the workings of tornadoes. Tornadoes are most common in the US Great Plains than anywhere else in the world and an array of new instrumental methods are set to improve tornado warnings and forecasts. For more information see: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/science_and_environment/10093808.stm

The Volcano Returns

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The Icelandic volcano that caused much disruption under a month ago is continuing to push ash to a height of around 5.5 kilometres into the air, causing airports in Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England. Although the latest eruption of Eyjafjallajokull has been deemed smaller than that of July, it is still causing mass disruption […]