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Obituary: Stephen Hawking

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 02:19
Despite a crippling illness, Stephen Hawking became one of the most respected scientists of his age.

Science mourns Stephen Hawking

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 00:00
Tributes highlight his breakthrough research as well as his personality and inspiration to millions.

Professor Stephen Hawking's greatest wish

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 22:48
The physicist, who has died aged 76, had motor neurone disease.

Professor Hawking 'transformed our view of the universe'

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 21:18
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War on plastic may do more harm than good, warns think tank

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 17:16
A think tank warns of the risk of unintended consequences from the current concern over plastics.

Archaeopteryx flew like a pheasant, say scientists

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:34
The famous winged dinosaur Archaeopteryx, once thought of as the first bird, could fly, research shows.

Humans 'thrived' after historic Mount Toba eruption

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 04:00
Early humans may have flourished after the largest volcanic eruption in history, according to new research.

'Boaty McBoatface' sub survives ice mission

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 18:54
The nation's favourite yellow submarine returns safely after a dangerous dive in the Antarctic.

Why sharks like it hot - but not too hot

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:17
Scientists have calculated the water temperature at which tiger sharks are most active and abundant.

Microplastics are 'littering' riverbeds

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:18
The BBC's Victoria Gill looks under the microscope to discover the microplastics lurking in our waters.

Nerve agents

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:44
A nerve agent was used to poison a Russian former spy and his daughter. What are they and what do they do?

Microplastics are 'littering' riverbeds

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 09:21
Microplastic particles contaminate the riverbeds throughout the UK, research suggests.

Norfolk snowy owl attracts Harry Potter fans and birdwatchers

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 06:26
A snowy owl, one of which stars in the Harry Potter films, brings in visitors to bird reserves.

UK 'space drones' look to Proton rocket ride

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 06:19
UK-headquartered start-up Effective Space aims to put up its first satellite servicing "drones" in 2020.

Feed the birds, but be aware of risks, say wildlife experts

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 02:01
Wild birds may catch and spread diseases as they gather to feed in gardens, say scientists.

What happens when AI meets robotics?

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 18:39
Researchers in Texas aim to create robots that can cope with our messy world.

Week-old baby western lowland gorilla in Congo

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 04:54
Rare footage of a baby, critically endangered western lowland gorilla was taken in Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Congo.

Alien atmospheres recreated on Earth

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:53
Research shows that planets orbiting distant stars may be surprisingly colourful.

Sir John Sulston human genome pioneer dies

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:01
Sir John Sulston, a key figure in the race to decode the human genome, has died at the age of 75.

Ministers question 'latte levy' on cups

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 07:09
The government says it is better for coffee shops to offer discounts to those who bring their own cups.