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Repurposed NASA maps show the racial diversity (and segregation) of the United States in more detail than ever before
A massive die-off of Australian mangrove forests is being attributed to the El Niño weather system

Rock of Ages

For this month’s Discovering Britain viewpoint, Laura Cole heads to Kingston-upon-Thames to find a piece of sarsen stone with a lot of history
In a new report, researchers have calculated the global emissions of sulphur dioxide caused by volcanic activity

THE HOUSE OF OWLS by Tony Angell

There are a few strange ways to describe a group of owls, a ‘parliament’ being the most popular and undeniably the most endearing. In the case of The House of Owls, Tony Angell’s new book, however, ‘a stare’ might be more appropriate. The eyes of the screech owl on the cover follow you around the room, eerily, with one pupil dilated and one not
Following the recent success of New Zealand’s Whanganui river, India’s Ganges river and Yamuna river become the second and third in the world to be granted the legal rights of human beings
For this month’s Discovering Britain, Laura Cole travels to Sheffield, which claims to be the UK’s greenest city
Icelandic engineers are attempting to harness the powerful geothermal energy of magma
For decades, scientists have been divided over how these eerily perfect circle arrangements are formed in the Namibian desert
Wolves have arrived at a wildlife park in Devon as part of ongoing campaign to rewild parts of the United Kingdom

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