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Science Correspondent — BBC
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BBC Science Correspondent

Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment The pictures emerging from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, are shocking. Durbar square, a Unesco World Heritage Site, has been reduced to rubble. The famous Dharahara Tower has been toppled to leave just a stump. Nepal is used to quakes - this is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.

Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes

bbc.co.uk — The pictures emerging from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, are shocking. Durbar square, a Unesco World Heritage Site, has been reduced to rubble. The famous Dharahara Tower has been toppled to leave just a stump. Nepal is used to quakes - this is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.

Hubble issues 25th birthday image

bbc.co.uk — The Hubble Space Telescope has celebrated its silver anniversary with a picture featuring a spectacular vista of young stars blazing through a dense cloud of gas and dust. The "Westerlund 2" cluster of stars is located about 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina. Hubble was launched on Space Shuttle Discovery on 24 April, 1990.

Caribbean super-rat history extracted from DNA

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment Scientists have pieced together the evolutionary history of a fascinating group of extinct Caribbean rats, some of which grew to the size of cats. The so-called rice rats were lost from the Lesser Antilles - the likes of St Kitts and Grenada - over 100 years ago.

Caribbean super-rat history extracted from DNA

bbc.co.uk — Scientists have pieced together the evolutionary history of a fascinating group of extinct Caribbean rats, some of which grew to the size of cats. The so-called rice rats were lost from the Lesser Antilles - the likes of St Kitts and Grenada - over 100 years ago.

Ceres' bright spots back in view

bbc.co.uk — The mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are back in view. Nasa's Dawn spacecraft, which arrived at the mini-world on 6 March, is now settling into its first science orbit some 13,500km above the surface.

Solar plane aims for Chinese coast

bbc.co.uk — The fuel-free aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has taken off from Chongqing in western-central China, and is heading for Nanjing in the east. It is the sixth stint in a bid to fly around the world that began in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 9 March.

Rosetta's comet throws out big jet

bbc.co.uk — Europe's Rosetta probe has caught its comet quarry in the act of producing a huge jet of gas and dust. The 4km-wide icy dirt-ball known as 67P is now throwing off copious amounts of material as it warms up on its journey in towards the Sun.

'3D Cryosat' tracks Arctic winter sea ice

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals. Europe's Cryosat spacecraft routinely monitors the thickness of floes in the far north.

'3D Cryosat' tracks Arctic winter ice

bbc.co.uk — Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals. Europe's Cryosat spacecraft routinely monitors the thickness of floes in the far north. The thinnest winter ice it has ever seen was in 2013.
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Apr 28, 2015

"Tent city" in Kathmandu - before and after views of the Nepal capital viewed from @CNES @AirbusDS Pleiades satellite pic.twitter.com/YXPSobmOuE

Apr 27, 2015

@RalphCordey It does look like Aeolus, doesn't it?! But the more Lidars in space the better, and good to see Europe getting into that game.

Apr 27, 2015

.@CNES selects @AirbusDS to build MERLIN, a satellite laser to study methane in Earth's atmosphere. Looks like Aeolus pic.twitter.com/iHOMvpQaGs

Apr 27, 2015

RT @simon_rp84: #Nepal at night before+after earthquake: Fewer lights means no electricity. Clouds hide some lights, though. pic.twitter.com/1WHgmVHNqk

Apr 27, 2015

RT @DisastersChart: The Charter has been activated for the devastating #NepalEarthquake, which has claimed over 3000 lives: bit.ly/1bvvLuH

Apr 27, 2015

RT @guardianscience: Stephen Hawking tells fans Zayn Malik could still be in a parallel One Direction gu.com/p/47pth

Apr 27, 2015

RT @irinnews: Disaster newsonomics - "Everest" is in 23% of coverage, but took <7% of deaths. News data: @gdeltproject http://t.co/vmJIQSsy…

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