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'Oldest tattoo' found on 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 20:46
Researchers discover the oldest figurative tattoos in the world on two mummies from Egypt.

Blizzard survival skills: Building a snow hole

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:42
In the Cairngorms National Park Jo Whalley learns what to do if you become lost in a blizzard.

Scarcer snow?

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:34
In the UK, there is evidence to suggest that snowfall has decreased over the past few decades. Worldwide, it's a more complicated picture.

Signal detected from 'cosmic dawn'

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:23
Scientists observe a signature on the sky from the very first stars to shine in the Universe.

Pesticides put bees at risk, European watchdog confirms

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 14:28
Most uses of insecticides known as neonicotinoids represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees, say European experts.

England sees funding fall for energy-efficient homes

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 07:52
In the last five years, there has been an average of 32,000 excess winter deaths in the UK.

Is the UK winning the graphene race?

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 03:03
The scientist who won the Nobel Prize for his work with graphene worries about research funding.

New clues to decline of bees and other pollinators

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 18:13
Bee viruses have been found in hoverflies for the first time, raising new concerns about disease threats.

How humans echolocate 'like bats'

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 18:12
Blind people who use sound to navigate their environment adjust their clicks very similarly to bats, research reveals.

Seal pups rescued in winter storms released back to wild

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 12:03
The pups were separated from their mother during storms at the end of last year.

Moon to get 4G mobile network

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 09:02
Vodafone and Nokia lay out plans to put a 4G mobile network on the Moon in 2019.

Atacama's lessons about life on Mars

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 08:56
Scientists investigate the microbes that survive in the South American desert on very little water.

Post-Brexit farm payments to be used to help the environment

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 18:52
Farmers will receive money for "public goods", such as investment in sustainable food production.

King penguins face warming challenge

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:32
Climate change could drive most of the birds' global population from their current nesting islands.

Arctic stronghold of world's seeds reaches one million mark

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 07:15
The frozen vault storing the world's precious seeds is about to reach the one million mark for donations.

Animal antibiotics reduced in bid to tackle superbugs

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 17:24
Vets and medical staff teaming up to reduce antibiotic use on farms.

Wearable tech aids stroke patients

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 14:10
US scientists develop sensors to allow doctors to follow their patients' progress away from the clinic.

Nile conflict

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:38
A new dam on the river Nile could trigger the world's first war about water, writes Alastair Leithead.

Plastic straws could be banned, suggests Michael Gove

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:39
The environment secretary suggests outlawing plastic straws could be easier after Brexit.

World's fishing fleets mapped from orbit

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:16
Satellite tracking shows fishing's footprint on Earth is now over four times that of agriculture.