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BBC News – Great Britain

Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees

Hibatullah Akhundzada says more trees are needed “for the beautification of Earth”.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 11:46 am

UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge

The new funding will be made available for robotics research carried out by British universities.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 7:42 am

Island that inspired National Trust finally given to group

The island that inspired the National Trust has finally been gifted to the conservation charity.

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 11:07 am

New UN climate chief: ‘Action on warming unstoppable’

The UN’s new climate chief says she is confident, despite concerns about President Trump’s policies.

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 2:08 am

‘Good vibration’ hand pumps boost Africa’s water security

The simple up-and-down motion of hand pumps could help scientists secure a key water source for 200 million people in Africa.

Posted on 24 February 2017 @ 5:52 pm

Minister to enshrine protection for research independence

The government is to enshrine into law the idea that there should be no political interference in research funding.

Posted on 24 February 2017 @ 12:28 pm

Most wood energy schemes are a ‘disaster’ for climate change

A new report says that using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a highly flawed policy.

Posted on 23 February 2017 @ 9:47 am


Science News – United States

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CNet – United States

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch date official: March 29 in NY – CNET

Samsung tries to overshadow the LG G6 and everything else.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 6:46 pm

Which film will win the 2017 visual effects Oscar? – CNET

“Deepwater Horizon”, “Doctor Strange”, “The Jungle Book”, “Kubo and the Two Strings” and “Rogue One” battle to be crowned FX experts at Sunday’s Academy Awards.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 6:41 pm

Everything Nokia announced at its MWC 2017 press conference – CNET

Nokia is back in the phone game, and this time it’s got Android on board.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 6:26 pm

Actor Bill Paxton dies at 61 after surgery – CNET

Paxton was perhaps best known for his roles in “Aliens” and “Twister.”

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 6:24 pm

LIVE NOW: Watch Samsung’s Mobile World Congress press conference – CNET

Samsung won’t have the Galaxy S8 at the world’s biggest phone show, but it will show something new. Here’s how to watch live.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 6:23 pm

DJI’s M200 drones can take more than just pretty pictures – CNET

Their new line of rugged commercial drones can tackle dangerous jobs to aid in search and rescue, power line surveying or bridge inspection.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 6:17 pm

Samsung bets on tablets — at a time no one’s buying them – CNET

The company’s two new devices and stylus take aim at Apple’s iPad Pro and Microsoft’s Surface. But will anyone bite?

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Computer World – United States

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