The rare copperhead was discovered in a garden in Virginia and is unlikely to survive in the wild.
Image copyright Karen van der Zijden Image caption The discovery supports the theory that the rodents, may have spread of the disease throughout medieval Europe Red squirrels may have brought leprosy to Britain more than 1,000 years ago, scientists have said. Swiss researchers said DNA taken from a fifth-century victim of the disease in Essex […]
Media captionSensing the magnetism of rocks from orbit is very challenging It is the best depiction yet of the magnetism retained in Earth’s rocks, as viewed from space. The map was constructed using data from Europe’s current Swarm mission, combined with legacy information from a forerunner satellite called Champ. Variations as small as 250km across […]
Image copyright NASA Image caption The IceCube smallsat was designed to study Earth, but upcoming missions would be despatched to other planetary bodies Nasa is planning a series of small satellite missions that could open up new ways of exploring the Solar System. James Green, head of planetary science at Nasa, told BBC News that […]