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The portable science kit entrepreneur

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 03:46
Creator of ChemStart, Bathabile Mpofu, takes hands-on scientific experiments into schools in South Africa.

Tsunami drives species 'army' across Pacific to US coast

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:44
Hundreds of Japanese species have been found on US coasts, swept there by the deadly 2011 tsunami.

Europe plans Sentinel satellite expansion

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 08:58
The process begins of scoping new spacecraft for the Sentinel Earth observation network.

Will this rover succeed in exploring the Moon's surface?

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 08:23
A team in Bangalore has entered the Google Lunar X Prize to land a rover on the Moon.

Embryo: Precise 'chemical surgery' performed

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 05:01
Sir Paul Nurse says this kind of technique could be done in the UK.

'Virtual flu'

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 04:45
A major citizen science project will spread virtual flu with the aim of understanding how to stop the real thing.

New species of giant rat discovered on the Solomon Islands

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 02:50
Four times larger than regular rodents, a large, tree-dwelling rat has been found in the Pacific.

DNA surgery on embryos removes disease

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 20:57
A Chinese team corrected the potentially fatal blood disorder beta-thalassemia.

Environmentalists: UK's Antarctic islands need protection

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 16:00
Conservationists push the UK to make its remote South Sandwich Islands a protected sanctuary.

Gravitational wave hunters bag fourth black-hole detection

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 08:34
Ripples in the fabric of space-time are sensed again - this time using three different laser systems.

Blue Planet 2 producer promises a 'real life Pixar' from underwater sequel

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 07:03
The BBC is going under the waves with David Attenborough in a second series of Blue Planet, which was first shown in 2001.

'Giant wombats made annual migration'

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 05:14
Diprotodon, an extinct Ice Age marsupial of Australia, would trek long distances each year for food.

Climate change: Ministers should be 'sued' over targets

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 21:58
The ex-chief scientist says the government should be made to enshrine a zero-emissions target in law.

Nasa's mission to 'touch the Sun'

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 18:50
The Parker Solar Probe is going to be the first spacecraft to journey deep into the Sun's atmosphere.

UK's first subsidy-free solar opened in Bedfordshire

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:43
The solar farm will generate enough electricity for about 2,500 homes, its backers said.

Why plastic straws could disappear from a pub near you

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 05:26
As pub chain Wetherspoons phases out plastic straws for waste reasons, is it time we scrapped them?

Botanic gardens 'best hope' for saving endangered plants

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 22:01
The world's botanic gardens contain a third of all known plants and help protect 40% of endangered ones.

Australia joins UK space radar mission

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 20:19
Australia is to be a launch partner on the UK's innovative new small radar satellite, NovaSAR.

Satellites the size of a shoebox

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 07:55
US firm Planet Labs makes satellites you could hold in your hands, and has more in orbit than anyone else.

Panda's habitat 'shrinking and becoming more fragmented'

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 07:08
Despite signs that numbers of giant pandas are rising, suitable habitat has shrunk, satellite data shows.