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Lion populations have declined across much of Africa. Could a focus on community-led conservation help reverse this trend? One of the women leading this approach is biologist Dr Moreangels Mbizah. She explains the benefit of having local people at the forefront of the conservation effort. Video by Jennifer Green. Listen to the Tooth and Claw
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Scientists in the Netherlands have mimicked the way parasitoid wasps lay eggs to design a new tool for keyhole surgery. Currently tools used in these procedures are prone to clogging because they use suction. The new device avoids this by using friction. The team, at Delft University of Technology, have a working prototype and hope
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Lithium is the main component of the batteries that electric cars use and will become increasingly important as the UK heads away from diesel vehicles. Cornish Lithium, a company based in Cornwall, is testing different technologies to extract the metal. Lucy Crane, the chief geologist at Cornish Lithium, explains how it works.
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