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Humpback whale caught in shark nets

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 10:45
A Humpback whale calf got stuck in shark nets off the Gold Coast in Australia.

Work begins on £200m Attenborough polar ship

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 09:28
The construction of the UK's £200m polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough has formally begun at the Cammell Laird Shipyard in Birkenhead.

Ceremony marks start of Attenborough polar ship construction

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 03:54
Construction of the UK's new £200m polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, formally begins at the Cammell Laird yard on Merseyside.

China's Shenzhou 11 blasts off on space station mission

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 03:12
China launches a rocket carrying two astronauts to its orbiting space station in a mission designed to develop the country's ability to explore space.

European Schiaparelli probe on target for Mars landing

Sun, 10/16/2016 - 08:19
Europe’s Schiaparelli spacecraft is ejected by its “mothership” and is now on a direct course to try to land on Mars on Wednesday.

Poland's Enigma mathematicians honoured

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 06:45
Polish mathematicians who laid the groundwork for cracking the WW2 Nazi Enigma code, are being honoured at the country's embassy in London.

Climate change: 'Monumental' deal to cut HFCs, fastest growing greenhouse gases

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 04:41
Countries meeting in Rwanda have agreed a "monumental" deal to phase out gases used in fridges that are worsening global warming.

John Goodenough, whose work led to the lithium-ion battery

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 04:13
Professor John Goodenough, whose work led to the lithium-ion battery, on the Samsung problems.

Energy subsidies should focus on storage and cutting demand, MPs say

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 03:41
Subsidies to reduce the risk of blackouts must focus on innovative schemes for energy storage and cutting demand rather than "dirty diesel", MPs urge.

Twin giant panda cubs enjoy first birthday at Toronto Zoo

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 11:27
Video of twin giant panda cubs celebrating their first birthday is released by a zoo.

Deal expected on phasing out 'disastrous' greenhouse gases

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 08:51
US Secretary of State John Kerry tells delegates meeting in Rwanda that hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases were "disastrous for our climate" and should be rapidly phased out.

Cave art: Etchings hailed as 'Iberia's most spectacular'

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 06:14
Unusual cave art as much as 14,500 years old is found in northern Spain - and pronounced the "most spectacular" in the Iberian peninsula.

Funding boost for UK citizen science project

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 02:24
A UK-wide citizen science project that has attracted almost one million participants is awarded a further £1.2m of lottery funding.

Dinosaur-era 'swordfish' discovered in outback Australia

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 00:18
"Extremely rare" fossils from a swordfish-like predator which lived 100 million years ago have been discovered on Australia's "Dinosaur Trail".

Comet impact 'linked' to rise of mammals

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 18:07
A comet impact 55 million years ago may have helped mammals dominate the Earth.

Key figures

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 17:38
Tom Feilden explains why maths and computing may now hold the key to a career in medicine and biology

Station state

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 12:14
A group of Vienna-based scientists is working on plans to create a pacifist nation state, called Asgardia, in space.

Bird tracking could provide flu early warning system

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 11:15
Monitoring wild birds on their long migrations may provide early warning of bird flu outbreaks, say scientists.

UN moves to ban 'fastest growing' greenhouse gases

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 03:06
Banning the cooling gases currently used in refrigeration and air conditioning could save half a degree of global warming if a deal can be agreed in Rwanda.

Dragon in the tank

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 01:56
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green reflects on the partnership the Bloodhound supersonic car project has forged with Chinese auto group Geely.