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The man who can make music with his mind

Academic and electronic musician Bertolt Meyer has told BBC Radio 5 Live how he’s hacked his prosthetic arm and connected it to his synth. It means Meyer, who lives in Leipzig, Germany, and was born without his left forearm, can play music just by thinking about it. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Rick Edwards, […]

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‘Astonishing’ blue whale numbers at South Georgia

Image copyright M.Collins/BAS South Georgia Whale ProjectImage caption To see so many blues back in the waters around South Georgia is tremendously encourgaing Scientists say they have seen a remarkable collection of blue whales in the coastal waters around the UK sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. Their 23-day survey counted 55 animals – a total […]

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Neanderthal ‘skeleton’ is first found in a decade

Image copyright Graeme BarkerImage caption The ribcage of Shanidar Z Researchers have described the first “articulated” remains of a Neanderthal to be discovered in a decade. An articulated skeleton is one where the bones are still arranged in their original positions. The new specimen was uncovered at Shanidar Cave in Iraq and consists of the […]

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British radio antenna arrives at space station

Image copyright ESAImage caption The antenna terminal will be attached to the station during a spacewalk The UK’s first industrial contribution to the International Space Station (ISS) was delivered on Tuesday. The communications antenna is part of a consignment of supplies that is due to arrive on a Cygnus freighter. Made by MDA UK, the […]