Last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies

The future of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino has been struck a blow, with the death of Malaysia's last male.
The rhino once roamed across much of Asia, but has now almost disappeared from the wild, with fewer than one hundred animals believed to exist.
The death of Tam, who lived at a wildlife reserve on the island of Borneo, was announced, according to BBC.
A female called Iman is now the only remaining member of the species in Malaysia.
After decades of deforestation and poaching, it's now thought only 30 to 100 Sumatran rhinos remain in the wild, most on the nearby island of Sumatra.

Millions of people lack access to green spaces

Millions of people in Great Britain do not have access to a nearby park or green space, a study suggests.

The Green Space Index by Fields in Trust found that more than 2.5 million people lived more than a 10-minute walk from the nearest area, according to BBC.

The charity has calculated that the average amount of green space per person is less than half of a six-yard-box on a football pitch.

A growing body of research links parks and green spaces to wellbeing.

Scientists discover signalling circuit boards inside body's cells

Cells in the body are wired like computer chips to direct signals that instruct how they function, research suggests.

Unlike a fixed circuit board, however, cells can rapidly rewire their communication networks to change their behaviour.

The discovery of this cell-wide web turns our understanding of how instructions spread around a cell on its head, according to Science Daily.

It was thought that the various organs and structures inside a cell float around in an open sea called the cytoplasm.

Cosmic black eye? Massive punch from dwarf planet may explain why our moon is so weird

The far side of the moon is weirder than we previously thought and new research indicates that, in the distant past, the moon could have faced off against an unknown object in a massive collision that changed its face.

On the near side that faces Earth, we can see large dark areas of volcanic basalt dotting the lunar landscape. Meanwhile, on the dark side, thanks to the Soviet probe Luna 3 which orbited the Moon in 1959, we know that surface is riddled with thousands upon thousands of craters, according to RT.

While many might posit that the Earth has simply protected the near side from aeons of meteorite impacts, new research suggests that the real answer may not be so simple (the Earth is too far from the moon to provide enough anti-meteor defense anyway).

Three More Die Amid Overcrowding Near Everest Summit

Three more climbers have died on Mount Everest, taking the death toll to seven in a week - more than the total for the whole of last year.

The three died of exhaustion while descending on Thursday, according to BBC.

It comes amid traffic jams near the summit as record numbers make the ascent, despite calls to limit the number of climbing permits.

Nepal has issued 381 permits at $11,000 (£8,600) each for the spring climbing season at the world's highest peak.

Subcategories