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Measures to protect one of the world's rarest dolphins have been denounced as a "death sentence" by campaigners.
Only 55 adult Maui's dolphins are known to survive off the coast of New Zealand but their numbers are being threatened by fishing and disease.
The NZ government has proposed extending a protection zone to save the tiny, black and white cetaceans.
But researchers say the actions don't go far enough and argue the Maui's could be ...
Image Credit: University of Hull
Chemistry is everywhere in the world around us - so why are we so scared of it, asks Dr Mark Lorch.
I really enjoy my job, I'm a chemist in academia. I get to wallow in the fascinating world of research science and then pass on my passions to eager young minds.
But my job is even better than that. I'm an academic who gets let out of my ...
Image Credit: ESO
A new image has captured the birth and death of stars in one of our closest galactic neighbours - the Large Magellanic Cloud.
It also shows the remnants a supernova explosion caused by the death of a massive star that has run out of fuel.
Located about 163,000 light-years away, the LMC is visible with the naked eye from the Southern Hemisphere.
The detailed image was taken by the European Southern ...
Image Credit: NASA / Swift / Cruz / Dewilde
A cosmic explosion caused by the death of a massive star has been analysed by scientists.
The blast of radiation, called a gamma-ray burst, was spotted earlier this year by space-based telescopes and has been confirmed as the brightest ever seen.
Researchers believe the distant star was about 20-30 times the mass of the Sun.
The findings are published in the journal Science.
The researchers ...
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