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Science: November 2011 Archives

Science: Give Up on Saving Wild Pandas, Rhinos and Tigers?

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

The Western Black Rhino is now officially extinct in the wild. It's one of many species - like tigers and pandas - that have lived on the brink of extinction for decades. Now, a growing number of conservation experts say it's time to adopt a radical new approach: species "triage."  Efforts would be focussed on saving animals that stand a chance, while others would be left to die off. Michael Bhardwaj has more on the controversial idea.

 

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Science: Simple Chemistry Cracks Spy Code

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

According to documents released this week by the Royal Society of Chemistry in London, Mabel Elliott was responsible for cracking the code of a World War One German spy network. And all she needed to do it was a little simple chemistry. Our science columnist, Michael Bhardwaj, has her story.

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