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How the mouse came to live alongside humans

2 hours 8 min ago
The origins of house mice go back about 15,000 years to the Middle East, fossil evidence suggests.

Kimberley fossil tracks are Australia's 'Jurassic Park'

17 hours 20 min ago
Scientists describe a remarkable collection of dinosaur tracks on beaches in Western Australia.

Planet Nine: Astronomers want help from amateur stargazers

18 hours 24 min ago
An Australian university has asked amateur stargazers to help find a possible ninth planet.

Testing for 'defectives'

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 16:54
After years of protest, the University of Melbourne has removed the name of a controversial figure.

'Fake research' comes under scrutiny

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 16:41
The scale of "fake research" in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests.

Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 18:24
Scientists locate the source of powerful tsunamis that swept across Mars three billion years ago.

Changing to BST: Will the clock change affect your kids?

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 04:09
Research is under way to determine how clock changes affect children's sleep patterns.

Cardboard cribs

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:29
What evidence is there that Finland's famous baby boxes actually reduce infant mortality rates?

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:05
The State Department says the project, blocked by Barack Obama, is in the national interest.

The Foehn feeling

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:09
For centuries, people in the Alps have attributed health issues, headaches in particular, to the mountain wind known as the Foehn.

'Devastating' coral loss in South China Sea - scientists

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:13
Researchers are warning of a "devastating" loss of coral at the Dongsha Atoll in the South China Sea.

Bloodhound supersonic car record bid slips again

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 03:04
The British-led effort to break the World Land Speed Record is delayed by cash-flow problems to 2018.

Europa: Our best shot at finding alien life?

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:54
After years of planning, scientists are set now to send missions to explore the ocean world of Europa.

Exmoor gardens raided by 'wily old stag'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:15
A mature stag has learnt how to use its antlers to lift bird feeders off garden trees.

British scientists claim major advance in TB treatment

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:11
Researchers are using genome sequencing to make sure patients get the right drugs more quickly.

Kaikoura: 'Most complex quake ever studied'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:14
2016's big quake in New Zealand will likely prompt a rethink about how such events are expected to behave.

Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 09:00
The sensor comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties and alerts to cooling problems.

Dinosaur crater's clue to origin of life

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:58
The crater made by the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs reveals clues to the origins of life on Earth.

'New' wave-like cloud finally wins official recognition

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 18:25
The new clouds include the rare, wave-like asperitas, after a long campaign by skywatchers.

How an obscure seed is helping to save the elephant

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 17:22
A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.