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Terrific Scientific: BBC Breakfast's fizzy bottle rocket flop

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 08:07
BBC Breakfast presenters battle it out in the Terrific Scientific Bottle Rocket Challenge.

Satisfying the thirsty

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 06:26
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green describes how the Typhoon jet engine in the Bloodhound supersonic car will be fed with fuel.

Fall armyworm 'threatens African farmers' livelihoods'

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 04:32
Scientists say a pest that destroys maize is spreading rapidly across Africa and could reach Asia and the Mediterranean in the next few years.

Boosting water table can curb climate risks, says study

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 18:11
Increasing the water table under arable peatland can help boost yields and the amount of carbon stored in the soil, a study says.

Illustrious light bulbs

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 17:21
Once too precious to use, now too cheap to notice – the significance of the light bulb is profound.

Bawdsey Radar Station set for restoration in 80th year

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 03:28
Work to preserve the crumbling birthplace of radar is to get under way later this year.

Norfolk beach rhino fossil revealed by storm surge

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 03:27
The rhino found on a Norfolk beach dates back about 700,000 years.

Super Bowl: Astronaut throws football '564,644 yards'

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 02:48
Nasa releases a video of the ISS crew preparing to watch the Super Bowl from 250 miles above Earth.

Why aren't we gene editing people to be my size?

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 18:53
Kiruna Stamell, who has dwarfism, explains her problem with gene editing

Scientists record breach in magnetic field

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:54
Scientists in India have recorded the events that unfolded after the Earth's magnetic shield was breached.

Car ban fails to curb air pollution in Mexico City

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 09:24
Banning cars on Saturdays in a heavily polluted city hasn't made the air any cleaner, according to new research.

UK completes Antarctic Halley base relocation

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 07:38
The British Antarctic Survey shifts its futuristic Halley base to keep it away from a watery grave.

Galactic X-rays could point to dark matter proof

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 07:01
A small but distinctive signal in X-rays from the Milky Way could be key to proving the existence of dark matter.


Wed, 02/01/2017 - 17:06
The mobile phone apps that are enabling fishermen to increase their catches at the same time as helping environmentalists monitor and preserve stocks.

New UK science body appoints chief

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 13:26
Prof Sir Mark Walport has been appointed to head Britain's newly created science funding organisation.

Quantum computer 'construction plan' drawn up

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 13:13
Physicists have drawn up construction plans for a large-scale quantum computer.

Drilling into heart of Iceland volcano complete

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:23
Geologists in Iceland have drilled deeper into a volcano than ever before, reaching a depth of 4,659m.

How birds of a feather evolved together

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:01
Research shows how birds acquired beaks of all shapes and sizes over millions of years of evolution.

Indian children died after 'eating lychees on empty stomach'

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 09:57
Hundreds of children died due to eating the fruit on an empty stomach, research says.

Dakota pipeline: US Army to allow work on final section

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 09:01
Native Americans vow legal action as the go-ahead is given to complete the Dakota Access oil pipeline.