Expert explains the fireball seen above Lincoln

Expert explains the fireball seen above Lincoln
The flash of light seen blazing across the skies of Lincolnshire on Monday night was a bright meteor, a local expert said. A ball of light was caught on camera in North Hykeham, resembling a shooting star. A flash of light in the sky believed to be a meteor was also captured on camera in…

Great balls of fire! Exploding meteor is caught on doorbell camera over Derby

Great balls of fire! Exploding meteor is caught on doorbell camera over Derby
Great balls of fire! Exploding meteor is caught on doorbell camera streaking across the sky over DerbyGary Rogers, 52, got a text alert from his security camera in Derby on MondayHe was left stunned when he saw the celestial display lighting up the night skyExperts believe that the clip, shot at 11.30pm, shows a meteor known…

Lazy blind salamander didn’t move for more than SEVEN YEARS

Lazy blind salamander didn’t move for more than SEVEN YEARS
Blind salamander with translucent skin that can live in total darkness for up to a century stayed in the same spot for more than SEVEN YEARS, study claimsOlms live in deep underwater caves and can go years without food  The amphibians conserve energy by not moving and can be stationary for years  One animal was found in the…

Sand dunes ‘communicate’ with each other

Sand dunes ‘communicate’ with each other
Sand dunes are able to "communicate" and interact with one other, according to a study from the University of Cambridge. They may be inanimate objects but it doesn't mean they're not dynamic - researchers found they not only move but also interact with and repel their neighbours. This interaction, which the university describes as the…

Global heating a serious threat to the world’s climate refuges, study finds

Global heating a serious threat to the world’s climate refuges, study finds
Biodiversity hotspots that have given species a safe haven from changing climates for millions of years will come under threat from human-driven global heating, a new study has found. Species that have evolved in tropical regions such Australia’s wet tropics, the Guinean forests of Western Africa and the Andes Mountains will come under increasing stress…
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