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Face recognition software – new technology to transform conservation

I came across something cool today – LemurFaceID. A new facial recognition programme developed by Michigan State University has managed to correctly identity different lemurs through photographs of their faces with a staggering 98% accuracy. Conservationists currently have to carry out their research by capturing wild animals by the use of tranquilizers and humane traps, and sticking… Continue reading Face recognition software – new technology to transform conservation

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5 interesting new species we discovered in 2016

It’s not all doom and gloom and the Sixth Mass Extinction – scientists have been discovering new species as well as pronouncing their imminent demist. As our knowledge and technology improves, researchers are able to access more and more remote areas and discover interesting species that are completely new to science – before it is too… Continue reading 5 interesting new species we discovered in 2016

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6 reasons why the goldfinch is the best garden bird

They look so regal. Like some kind of smartly dressed gent, dropping by for tea. They are delicate eaters. There’s just something so tender about the big, bulky short bill, carefully investigating the inside of the feeder. They can sit there for ages, not even flying off when the sparrows or blue tits join them on… Continue reading 6 reasons why the goldfinch is the best garden bird

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Brexit is terrible, but….

… it might just save the British countryside by destroying our farming industry. The European Union pays out €50bn of public money in farm subsidies; to qualify, the land must be kept bare. Consequently, hectare upon hectare of native forests and wildlife has been cleared to claim the funds. George Monbiot suggests here that the area devoted… Continue reading Brexit is terrible, but….