We may be able to see mountains and valleys on distant worlds
We may be able to see mountains and valleys on distant worlds

If alien planets have canyons and mountains like ours, we may be able to catch a glimpse of them in an exoplanet’s shadow as it passes in front of its star

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In the Bones of a Buried Child, Signs of a Massive Human Migration to the Americas
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Genetic analysis of an 11,500-year-old skeleton discovered in Alaska suggests that North America was settled by a previously unknown people who originated in Siberia.
Plan to grow new Northern Forest
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'Ribbon of woodland' will be planted, but critics say other projects are destroying ancient forests.
UK 'had greenest year for electricity'
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Renewables provided more electricity than coal for 90% of year, National Grid figures show.
To Sate China’s Demand, African Donkeys Are Stolen and Skinned
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A gelatin made from donkey hides is prized as a traditional Chinese remedy. Now slaughterhouses have opened in Africa, and domestic animals are disappearing from villages.
US astronaut John Young dies aged 87
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He was the only person to have flown missions on the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programmes.
UK faces build-up of plastic waste
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UK does not have capacity to deal with extra plastic waste after a Chinese import ban, says industry group.