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Last feed update: Monday November 20th, 2017 08:04:54 PM

Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid

Monday November 20th, 2017 06:53:49 PM
An asteroid that visited our Solar System from interstellar space is one of the most elongated celestial bodies known to science.

Antarctic glacier's rough belly exposed

Monday November 20th, 2017 11:11:02 AM
The melting glacier contributing most to sea-level rise currently may be more resilient than previously recognised.

Small steps forward as UN climate talks end in Bonn

Saturday November 18th, 2017 04:40:54 AM
UN climate talks finish with progress on technical issues but with questions on carbon cuts unresolved.

Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

Saturday November 18th, 2017 02:52:22 AM
The US president's move comes a day after US hunters were told they could import elephant trophies.

Fishing 'best argument for seagrass conservation'

Friday November 17th, 2017 03:43:46 PM
Seagrass meadows are diminishing worldwide, which has serious implications for fishing activity.

Interstellar asteroid is given a name

Friday November 17th, 2017 07:56:58 AM
The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name.

'Routine' detection of space ripples

Thursday November 16th, 2017 12:54:21 PM
Laser labs sense black holes merging at a distance of about a billion light-years from Earth.

Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts?

Thursday November 16th, 2017 12:45:02 AM
A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.

First gene-editing in human body attempt

Thursday November 16th, 2017 09:40:14 AM
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.

UK and Canada lead global alliance against coal

Thursday November 16th, 2017 03:29:07 PM
A significant group of nations take a stand against using coal for electricity generation at UN climate talks.

Europe steps in to cover US shortfall in funding climate science

Wednesday November 15th, 2017 06:11:06 PM
French and UK governments say they will make up for any shortfall in funding for a global science body.

Nearby planet is 'excellent' target in search for life

Wednesday November 15th, 2017 01:04:51 PM
Astronomers have found a cool, Earth-sized planet that's relatively close to our Solar System.

SSTL to build Canadian satellite constellation

Wednesday November 15th, 2017 06:05:32 PM
Vancouver-based UrtheCast contracts UK firm SSTL to build a series of satellites to image Earth every day.

'World's oldest wine' found in 8,000-year-old jars in Georgia

Monday November 13th, 2017 10:47:46 PM
Pottery found near Tbilisi shows wine-making was taking place 8,000 years ago, scientists say.

Antarctica's warm underbelly revealed

Monday November 13th, 2017 02:08:40 PM
Scientists make the most detailed map yet of the heat rising under the ice sheet from rocks below.

First CO2 rise in four years puts pressure on Paris targets

Monday November 13th, 2017 08:30:09 AM
Uptick in coal use in China sees global CO2 emissions projected to rise after years of little or no growth.

Gove plans post-Brexit green watchdog

Sunday November 12th, 2017 12:56:10 PM
Minister Michael Gove insists environmental standards won't be sacrificed.

European memory champion reveals winning trick

Monday November 20th, 2017 11:25:19 AM
Simon Reinhard mastered the Method of Loci to become a European memory champion.

Bosnia's silent killer: The coal industry

Sunday November 19th, 2017 12:17:39 AM
The Balkan country has the world's second highest death rate caused by air pollution.

Floods: How can you save your life when disaster strikes?

Sunday November 19th, 2017 12:12:44 AM
Floods have been a deadly staple of 2017. But how can you protect yourself against the natural disaster?

How worried should we be about melting ice caps?

Saturday November 18th, 2017 01:02:19 AM
As the UN climate change conference ends, BBC Science's David Shukman takes a look at melting ice caps.

The world's biggest lithium battery farm

Saturday November 18th, 2017 07:59:02 AM
The plant in the US state of California stores enough energy to power 20,000 homes for four hours.

Fireball in Finland sky 'probably a meteorite'

Friday November 17th, 2017 07:07:32 PM
The suspected meteor shook buildings when it raced through the sky in Lapland.

Epic India leopard rescue photo wins award five years later

Thursday November 16th, 2017 10:56:45 AM
In a rare instance, Indian villagers and forest officers worked together for hours to save the animal

Ben Nevis gets automatic weather station

Thursday November 9th, 2017 02:42:16 AM
For the first time in 113 years, live data is streaming from the top of the UK's tallest mountain.

Climate's magic rabbit: Pulling CO2 out of thin air

Wednesday November 15th, 2017 01:02:44 AM
Can technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere really help prevent dangerous climate change?

Press print

Wednesday November 15th, 2017 12:02:58 AM
The Swedish hi-tech firm at the forefront of using 3D printing to create human ears, noses and other body parts.

Green planet

Wednesday November 15th, 2017 12:07:32 AM
The United Arab Emirates' Mars research programme is turning its attention to date palm trees.

Ice ceiling

Friday November 10th, 2017 01:22:53 AM
For decades, there was a ceiling not of glass but of ice, holding women back from doing research in Antarctica.

Sewing for Nasa

Wednesday November 8th, 2017 03:09:57 AM
From the Apollo spacesuits to the Mars rovers, women behind the scenes have stitched vital spaceflight components.

Carbon case history

Thursday October 19th, 2017 12:15:09 PM
Prof Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London explains why this gas has played a crucial role in shaping the Earth's climate.

Rare spectacle

Friday November 3rd, 2017 04:42:17 PM
The Norwegian island of Kvaløya is now one of the few places in Europe to see a pod of killer whales.


Sunday October 29th, 2017 12:42:09 AM
Sir David Attenborough is returning to our screens and people are very excited about it.

A new era

Wednesday October 25th, 2017 12:28:47 AM
We need to be more concerned than ever about how society uses scientific discoveries, says Venki Ramakrishnan.

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