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Last man to walk on the Moon, Gene Cernan, has died

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 23:50
Documentary maker reflects on the life of astronaut Gene Cernan, following his death.

Concerns over first snow and common leopards found in same area

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 17:02
Video footage showing snow leopards and common leopards sharing the same habitat causes alarm.

Common leopards 'moving to higher altitudes'

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 16:34
Common leopards could be moving to higher altitudes on the Tibetan plateau.

Gene Cernan, last man to walk on Moon, dies aged 82

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 14:36
US astronaut Gene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, has died, his family and Nasa announce.

Venus wave may be Solar System's biggest

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:16
A giant wave in the atmosphere of Venus may be the biggest of its kind in the Solar System.

Trump team moving away from supporters on climate science

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 09:46
The incoming Trump administration accepts far more of the research on climate change than many of their political supporters, say British scientists.

Ice crack to put UK Antarctic base in shut-down

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 08:38
The British Antarctic Survey is pulling all staff out of the space-age Halley base in March because of a big crack in nearby ice.

Battery with inbuilt 'fire extinguisher' developed

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 06:07
Flames from an exploding battery were put out in less than half a second during tests.

Prince Charles co-authors Ladybird climate change book

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 10:22
Prince Charles co-authors a book for adults in the style of the well-known children's series.

SpaceX rocket successfully lifts off

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 10:40
SpaceX successfully launches a rocket, its first mission since an explosion in September.

SpaceX returns to flight with Falcon 9 rocket launch

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 10:11
The US SpaceX rocket company resumes operations after a launch pad explosion in September.

Alien bird risk from pet trade

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 00:13
The trade in caged birds poses a risk to native species if birds manage to escape, research suggests.

Tidal lagoon: £1.3bn Swansea Bay project backed by review

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 09:43
Plans for a £1.3bn tidal lagoon off Swansea are backed in a government-commissioned review.

Orcas reveal the origin of menopause

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 09:04
By studying the long lives of killer whale families, researchers say they have solved the evolutionary mystery of the menopause.

'Star Wars gibbon' is new primate species

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:40
A gibbon living in the tropical forests of China is a new species of primate, scientists say.

Mysterious fossils find place on the tree of life

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:04
Scientists say they have solved the mystery surrounding a sea creature that lived more than 500 million years ago.

Nightmare on the pill

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 02:30
Millions of women have no problem with the pill but some find it shatters their mental health. Here The Debrief's Vicky Spratt describes years of depression, anxiety and panic.

Inside the secret lives of polar bears

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 02:22
A camera attached to the neck of a female polar bear shows two bears breaking through ice sheets to hunt for prey.

Blind mice have sight restored

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 02:00
Blind mice regain partial vision after stem cell reprogramming

'Star Wars gibbon' is new primate species

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 22:01
Scientists have found a new species of gibbon living in the tropical forests of south west China.