Science in Action

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The BBC brings you all the week's science news.

Scientists have created embryos of hybrid Northern/Southern white rhinos. The Northern white rhino is functionally extinct (only two captive females exist). But by using sperm (previously frozen from the final male Northern white rhino, who dies in the spring) and eggs form surrogate Southern white rhinos. The team have been able to create embryos. Tour de Flanders Footage and Phenology The Tour of Flanders cycle race is the unlikely scene for an experiment of nature. But if you look at the scenery, the trees can hold clues to what might be happening with the climate. Many trees are very responsive ...

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