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Researchers believe that California blue whales have recovered in numbers and the population has returned to sustainable levels.
Scientists say this is the only population of blue whales to have rebounded from the ravages of whaling.
The research team estimate that there are now 2,200 of these giant creatures on the eastern side of the Pacific Ocean.
But concerns remain about their vulnerability to being struck by ships.
At up to 33m ...
You may not realise it, but every time you open up your laptop or switch on your phone, you are at the heart of one of the greatest battles now taking place in our midst - what shape will the internet take in the future, and what role will anonymity play in deciding it?
Last year, the revelations of US security contractor Edward Snowden, suggested for the first time the extent to which governments were ...
A weird theoretical cousin of the Higgs boson, one that inspired the decades-long hunt for the elusive particle, has been properly observed for the first ...
In April the PLA Daily reported that the submarine had been hit by a sudden change in water density while patrolling in an area of the sea "thousands of metres deep".
Pipes in the main engine room were damaged by the increased water pressure and ...
Image Credit: Copernicus data (2014)/ESA/PPO.labs-Norut-COMET-SEOM Insarap study
Europe's new multi-billion-euro Sentinel programme has returned its first earthquake analysis.
The EU satellite system has pictured how the Earth moved when the Magnitude 6.0 tremor hit California's wine-producing Napa region last month.
Scientists will use the figure, called an interferogram, to trace precisely the extent of the fault rupture.
In the past, this type of analysis has been very time-consuming, but the Sentinel project will now ...
Who, What, Why: does limiting the power of appliances save energy?
The European Commission has banned the sale of powerful vacuum cleaners. Now it might do the same for other domestic appliances, but would this actually cut energy consumption?
It started with vacuum cleaners. Then there were howls of outrage when it emerged the European Commission has set up a working group to look at whether other common household appliances - kettles, toasters, bread makers ...
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