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Science Correspondent — BBC
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BBC Science Correspondent

Inmarsat set for key rocket launch

bbc.co.uk — Britain's biggest satellite operator has a critical launch on Friday. Inmarsat, which provides mobile telecommunications, is attempting to put up the third spacecraft in its next-generation global network. The launch, on a Russian Proton rocket, from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, is set for 17:44 local time (12:44 BST).

Knut polar bear death riddle solved

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment Scientists say they can now explain what happened to Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011. A new investigation has shown that he had a type of autoimmune inflammation of the brain that is also recognised in humans.
Aug 27, 2015

Yogi? "For a while, he was the most recognisable bear on the planet," BBC News - Knut polar bear death riddle solved bbc.com/news/science-e…

Knut polar bear death riddle solved

bbc.co.uk — Scientists say they can now explain what killed Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011. A new investigation has shown that he had a type of autoimmune inflammation of the brain that is also recognised in humans. Researchers hope this knowledge can help both human and animal sufferers.

'Farewell' pictures of Saturn moon Dione

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment The Cassini mission to Saturn has returned its final close-up images of the gas giant's Dione moon. The probe passed within 500km of the pockmarked surface on Monday - its fifth such encounter in the spacecraft's 11-year tour of the ringed planet.
Aug 24, 2015

2017 as Cassini runs out of fuel, controllers will command the probe to self-destruct by diving into Saturn's atmos. bbc.com/news/science-e…

'Farewell' pictures of Saturn moon Dione

bbc.co.uk — The Cassini mission to Saturn has returned its final close-up images of the gas giant's Dione moon. The probe passed within 500km of the pockmarked surface on Monday - its fifth such encounter in the spacecraft's 11-year tour of the ringed planet. Cassini is now engaged in a series of observational "lasts".
Aug 21, 2015

Cassini probe's 'long goodbye' begins as it snaps a farewell picture of Saturn's moon Dione bbc.co.uk/news/science-e…

Humans are 'unique super-predator'

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment Humans' status as a unique super-predator is laid bare in a new study published in Science magazine. The analysis of global data details the ruthlessness of our hunting practices and the impacts we have on prey.
Aug 21, 2015

Hunters and fishermen: The age-old practice of letting the little ones go is ass-backwards, say scientists. - bbc.com/news/science-e…

Aug 22, 2015

Humans Claim Distinction Of Unsustainable 'Super Predators' bbc.com/news/science-e…

Curiosity Mars rover takes low-angle 'selfie'

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment The US space agency has issued another of the "selfie" portraits acquired by the Curiosity rover on Mars. Nasa tries to make one of these mosaics at every location where the robot drills into the surface.

Humans are 'unique super-predator'

bbc.co.uk — Humans' status as a unique super-predator is laid bare in a new study published in Science magazine. The analysis of global data details the ruthlessness of our hunting practices and the impacts we have on prey. It shows how humans typically take out adult fish populations at 14 times the rate that marine animals do themselves.

Curiosity Mars rover takes low-angle 'selfie'

bbc.co.uk — The US space agency has issued another of the "selfie" portraits acquired by the Curiosity rover on Mars. Nasa tries to make one of these mosaics at every location where the robot drills into the surface. This latest picture was taken by the rover at "Buckskin" - the seventh rock target on the mission to provide a sample for analysis.

German mass grave records prehistoric warfare

bbc.co.uk — A mass grave containing at least 26 skeletons is further evidence of the brutal conflict that appears to have beset central Europe 7,000 years ago. The remains were uncovered at Schöneck-Kilianstädten in central Germany. Individuals had their heads smashed. Some even had their legs broken, which could indicate they were also tortured.
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Aug 28, 2015

The first upper-stage burn has been completed. There are four more to go. The risk now is greatly reduced, but not zero. #I5F3

Aug 28, 2015

At the @InmarsatGlobal Network Ops Centre, we've just seen a very relaxed CEO, Rupert Pearce, but he knows there's still a long way to go.

Aug 28, 2015

It's a long flight. It's over 15 hours before separation of @InmarsatGlobal I5F3

Aug 28, 2015

Lift-off. The all important third satellite in @InmarsatGlobal's new £1bn telecommunications network has launched from Baikonur on a Proton

Aug 27, 2015

In conversation with @InmarsatGlobal CEO Rupert Pearce ahead of Friday's 3rd Global Xpress satellite launch bbc.co.uk/news/science-e…

Aug 27, 2015

You see! Just teamed up for dinner and every other smartphone in the restaurant has the same pic! pic.twitter.com/6WILOwqzEu

Aug 27, 2015

There are about one million smartphones taking this exact same picture right now, I reckon. I❤️London pic.twitter.com/vdPaD18pwu


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