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Chinese space lab set to fall from sky

/ Mar 30, 2018

Chinese space lab set to fall from sky

An out-of-control space laboratory that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, and will instead offer a "splendid" show as it burns up in the sky. China's space agency said Thursday that the nearly ...

Ultrathin sun shield could protect Great Barrier Reef

/ Mar 27, 2018

Ultrathin sun shield could protect Great Barrier Reef

An ultrafine biodegradable film some 50,000 times thinner than a human hair could be enlisted to protect the Great Barrier Reef from environmental degradation, researchers said Tuesday. The World Heritage-listed site, which attracts millions of tourists each year, is reeling from significant bouts of coral ...

New tools help combat wildlife crime

/ Mar 16, 2018

New tools help combat wildlife crime

From cutting-edge DNA bar coding to smartphone apps that can identify illegal wildlife sales, conservationists are turning to high-tech tools in their battle against Indonesia's animal traffickers. Spread across more than 17,000 islands, the nation's dense tropical rainforests boast some of the highest levels of ...