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This month’s science news: f ive things we learnt f rom the IPCC report; chimps communicate just like we do; evidence of applied geometry more than 1,000 years before Pythagoras; air pollution linked to increased risk of dementia; currents in the ocean are changing.
30 REALITY CHECK
The science behind the headlines. Space junk: is it a disaster waiting to happen? What does the billionaire space race mean for the climate? Can we help elite sports competitors stay well?
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Many people like a ‘bracing’ wild swim, but can a cold shower offer the same health benefits?
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How would you feel if tea was no longer on the supermarket shelves? (We’re breaking out in a cold sweat just thinking about it.)
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Our experts answer this month’s questions. Can a corpse f illed with trapped gas explode when cremated? Is i t possible to build a ship out of ice? Were the dinosaurs cold-blooded? Has an objec t ever left the Ear th’s atmosphere through natural means? Why do flamingos stand on one leg? Why can old dreams feel like real memories? Why is flash photography banned f rom most museums?
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Would James Bond pass a physical examination?
Take a sneak peek at some of the images f rom the Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards.
Sure, space exploration is fun if you’re a billionaire, but what does it mean for the planet?
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