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Last feed update: Saturday June 23rd, 2018 05:57:50 PM

Why does India's air look different from space?

Friday June 22nd, 2018 11:51:17 AM
Europe's Sentinel-5P satellite tracks formaldehyde emissions in the air over the Indian sub-continent.

Marine plastic: Hundreds of fragments in dead seabirds

Saturday June 23rd, 2018 03:06:56 AM
Flesh-footed shearwater chicks are starving to death because of plastic, a BBC documentary reveals.

Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb

Thursday June 21st, 2018 08:30:37 PM
The discovery of a prehistoric pet gibbon suggests humans pushed apes to extinction far back in history.

The 'Baby' that ushered in modern computer age

Thursday June 21st, 2018 07:33:08 AM
Scientists are celebrating the birth 70 years ago of a machine that kick-started the modern computer age.

Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep

Friday June 22nd, 2018 12:15:03 AM
Adding or removing the colour cyan can have an impact on sleep, according to biologists.

Gene-edited farm animals are on their way

Wednesday June 20th, 2018 05:00:16 PM
Scientists create pigs that are immune to one of the world's costliest livestock diseases.

Astronauts eject UK-led space junk demo mission

Wednesday June 20th, 2018 01:50:46 PM
The RemoveDebris satellite will trial technologies for snaring broken hardware drifting in orbit.

Koko: Gorilla who mastered sign language dies in California

Thursday June 21st, 2018 03:03:29 PM
Koko is said to have been able to communicate thoughts and feelings using more than 1,000 hand signs.

Rover test: What's it like to ride a rocket to Mars?

Tuesday June 19th, 2018 02:36:36 PM
European engineers shake their Mars rover to see that it can survive the violence of a rocket launch.

How hats were placed atop the Easter Island statues

Monday June 18th, 2018 07:10:39 PM
It took only small teams using ramps and ropes to cap the giant statues of Rapa Nui, a new study says.

Puan, oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia

Tuesday June 19th, 2018 05:04:11 AM
Puan left an "incredible legacy" of descendants for the critically endangered species, keepers say.

'Dumpling-shaped' space rock comes into view

Monday June 18th, 2018 12:27:13 PM
A Japanese space probe has been sending back images as it approaches its target, the asteroid Ryugu.

Work starts to upgrade Large Hadron Collider

Friday June 15th, 2018 12:26:07 PM
Improvements to the world's biggest particle smasher are designed to uncover new physics.

Stars turn out for Stephen Hawking memorial at Westminster Abbey

Friday June 15th, 2018 01:51:17 PM
All corners of society attend a London service to pay tribute to the great Cambridge physicist.

Prehistoric frogs in amber surface after 99 million years

Thursday June 14th, 2018 02:58:09 PM
Frogs trapped in amber for 99 million years give clues to lost world. The four fossils were found in Myanmar.

Gene therapy reverses rat's paralysis

Thursday June 14th, 2018 05:08:28 PM
Experts say the findings could be life-changing for millions of patients.

Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

Wednesday June 13th, 2018 05:01:55 PM
Satellites observing the White Continent detect a jump in the rate of ice being lost to the ocean.

Mars Opportunity: Rover 'should ride out storm'

Thursday June 14th, 2018 04:34:15 AM
Nasa says it is concerned but hopeful that a veteran robot rover can survive a big dust storm.

Stephen Hawking's words will be beamed into space

Thursday June 14th, 2018 01:20:33 PM
The words of the renowned physicist have been set to music by composer Vangelis.

Einstein's travel diaries reveal racist stereotypes

Thursday June 14th, 2018 01:09:50 AM
Xenophobic comments are found in private journals from the physicist's 1920s tour of Asia.

UK rebuffed over Galileo sat-nav procurement

Wednesday June 13th, 2018 04:36:06 PM
Delegations to the European Space Agency vote to procure another batch of spacecraft, despite British calls to delay.

One in five British mammals at risk of extinction

Tuesday June 12th, 2018 11:09:16 PM
The red squirrel, the wildcat, and the grey long-eared bat face severe threats, a study says.

The birds filling up with plastic

Friday June 22nd, 2018 11:34:54 PM
On a remote island in the Tasman Sea scientists are battling to save flesh-footed Shearwater chicks.

How to shop in Birmingham's plastic-free supermarket

Friday June 22nd, 2018 07:23:28 AM
Reusable bags, bottles and containers are the key to success for these buyers in Birmingham.

The gene-edited pigs immune to lung disease

Wednesday June 20th, 2018 05:30:38 PM
Pigs in Scotland have had their genes altered so they are now immune to a deadly respiratory disease.

Wolves in France: Farmers fear attacks

Tuesday June 19th, 2018 11:03:28 PM
One mayor says children under 10 years old should not walk alone, in case of an attack.

Mountain lion kittens found living in US cave

Tuesday June 19th, 2018 09:58:23 PM
Meet the new residents of a cave in California.

Will Norway's electric plane take off?

Tuesday June 19th, 2018 03:18:34 AM
A battery-powered plane that could mean guilt-free travel is part of a plan to tackle climate change.

Does Jurassic Park make scientific sense?

Monday June 4th, 2018 09:46:11 AM
How were the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park created, and what have we learned about them since?

What do slugs hate? Home remedies put to the test

Tuesday June 5th, 2018 12:33:51 AM
Traditional remedies used by gardeners to deter slugs and snails are to be tested scientifically for the first time.

Meet the nuns helping save a sacred species from extinction

Wednesday June 6th, 2018 11:24:38 PM
The axolotl - a salamander unique to Mexico - has almost been wiped out by pollution and over-fishing.

Has US physics lab found a new particle?

Wednesday June 6th, 2018 04:07:29 PM
Results from the MiniBooNE physics experiment suggest a particle known as the sterile neutrino might have been found.

Deeply dippy

Thursday June 21st, 2018 12:43:48 AM
Dippy the diplodocus is proving a huge draw on its UK-wide tour. Why are some people so fascinated with dinosaurs?

Hot air

Monday June 18th, 2018 11:01:20 PM
As demand for air conditioning goes through the roof, what are the implications for our planet?

Big cat spat

Monday June 11th, 2018 09:58:37 PM
The US has more captive tigers than the rest of the world has wild ones. Why?

Human planet

Thursday June 7th, 2018 12:00:03 AM
Scientists Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin believe humans are not on an inevitable course to self-destruction.

Top hat

Tuesday June 12th, 2018 03:18:53 PM
With the first 500mph runs now pushed back to mid-2019, there is more time to prepare the world's first supersonic car.

Margaret Atwood

Sunday June 3rd, 2018 08:29:09 PM
Speaking at a climate change conference in London, author Margaret Atwood supported a ban on single use plastic.

Shunning Britain

Thursday June 7th, 2018 11:43:30 AM
British farmers say they are facing a shortage of workers to pick fruit and vegetables as recruitment companies say they can't find enough to fill vacancies.


Sunday May 27th, 2018 07:21:34 PM
Read the experiences of the four surviving astronauts to have set foot on the lunar surface.

Global problem

Friday May 25th, 2018 02:17:07 PM
National Geographic magazine has published some startling images of the global plastic pollution scourge.

Seeds of hope

Sunday May 20th, 2018 11:27:02 PM
The gardens giving hope and a sense of belonging to Syrian refugees in Iraq.

Fatal confusion

Monday May 21st, 2018 11:05:22 PM
Drivers may be confusing autonomous cars with driver assistance technology, with sometimes fatal consequences.

Pump it down

Thursday May 17th, 2018 11:14:29 PM
A high-tech solution being tested in Iceland gets rid of waste carbon dioxide by pumping it 1,000m underground.

Building back up

Tuesday May 15th, 2018 08:21:36 AM
After last years first test runs, the Bloodhound supersonic car is being rebuilt ready to go faster still.

Ebola's return

Sunday May 13th, 2018 11:42:11 PM
It is unrealistic to think Ebola will ever be eradicated, but it is now easier to prevent a crisis.

Planetary insights

Saturday May 5th, 2018 11:10:35 AM
Illustrator and planetary scientist James Tuttle Keane explains the significance of Nasa's new mission.

Sea giants do battle

Monday May 7th, 2018 11:23:36 PM
As demand for natural gas continues to surge, huge extraction vessels are about to go into action.

'Soul destroying'

Sunday May 6th, 2018 12:40:04 AM
The eco-friendly hobbyists trying to stem the rising tide of plastic in the seas.

Solar sailing

Thursday April 19th, 2018 11:14:04 PM
How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it? The isolated Achuar peoples of Ecuador have created an ingenious solution.

Poison project

Thursday April 19th, 2018 04:00:13 PM
Scientist Vladimir Uglev has no doubt the agent that poisoned the Skripals was made in Russia.

Stephen Hawking: A life in pictures

Wednesday March 14th, 2018 11:24:37 AM
The physicist, who battled motor neurone disease for most of his life, has died at the age of 76.

Stephen Hawking dies: Scientist's most memorable quotes

Wednesday March 14th, 2018 01:06:16 PM
Remembering some of the key theories and quotes of the world renowned physicist, who has died.

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