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Paleo artist

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:27
An award-winning artist brings ancient fossil discoveries to life through illustrations.

Major shake-up suggests dinosaurs may have 'UK origin'

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:01
Scientists reclassify dinosaurs, putting British fossils at the base of their family tree.

UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 07:02
The A-level student noticed something odd in radiation levels from the International Space Station.

Princess Anne: GM crops 'have real benefits'

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 01:55
Princess Anne has told the BBC's Farming Today she believes gene technology has important benefits to offer in terms of providing food.

Genetically-modified crops have benefits - Princess Anne

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 01:00
The Princess Royal's views in a BBC radio show appear to be at odds with those of the Prince of Wales.

Plans for coal-fired power plants drop by almost half in 2016

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 00:44
A report suggests a "dramatic" decline in the number of coal-fired power plants in pre-construction.

'Dispersal machines'

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:25
How the toxic pests, described as "dispersal machines", are thwarting efforts to halt their advance.

Fossil named after Sir David Attenborough

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:25
The ancient arthropod, found in Herefordshire, joins a long list of items named after the TV legend.

Sea otters ahead of dolphins in using tools

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:16
Sea otters may have been using stone tools for thousands or even millions of years, say scientists.

Nasa 'smallsats' open up new planetary frontier

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 17:23
Nasa plans small satellite missions, which could open up new ways of exploring the Solar System.

President jokes while signing space agency funding bill

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:58
President jokes while signing space agency funding bill

Why a Czech zoo is dehorning its white rhinos

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:37
Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, has taken the decision to remove the horns from its white rhinos for their safety.

Tiny genetic change lets bird flu leap to humans

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 09:57
A change in just a single 'letter' of the flu virus allows bird flu to pass to humans, according to scientists.

Rosetta saw cliffs collapse on comet

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:30
The comet visited by the Rosetta spacecraft is constantly being re-shaped, sometimes in dramatic fashion, a study suggests.

Crustal attraction

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 04:32
Earth's history is recorded in the magnetisation of its hard, outer shell.

Spaceport protest delays rocket launch in French Guiana

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 03:49
Striking workers block the roll-out of the booster at the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.

'Step change' needed to create more woodland

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 02:19
Too little new woodland is being created in England, say MPs, amid warnings of a "tree planting crisis".

'Extreme and unusual' climate trends continue after record 2016

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 02:19
The world continues to experience extreme climate trends after a record breaking 2016, says WMO.

Spider venom may offer stroke therapy

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 02:12
Protein extracted from funnel webs may help minimise the effects of brain damage after a stroke.

Fake data threat

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:11
Not all cyber-attacks are about theft, some seek to undermine the trust placed in data and documents.