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HIV Patient Zero cleared by science

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 09:00
One of the most demonised patients in history - Gaetan Dugas - has been convincingly cleared of reports he spread HIV to the US, say scientists.

Tributes to Scottish scientist who died in Antarctica snowmobile accident

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 06:14
The family of a scientist who died in Antarctica in a snowmobile accident pay tribute to him.

Mosquito army released in Zika fight in Brazil & Colombia

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 05:09
Scientists are planning to release millions of modified mosquitoes in urban areas of Brazil and Colombia, in an effort to tackle Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses.

Wet wipes flushed down toilet block drains says water firms

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 01:34
Millions of pounds are being spent unblocking drains all because of wet wipes being flushed down the toilet.

'Super-parenting' improves children's autism

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 01:01
Training mums and dads as "super parents" can dramatically improve a child's autism, a study shows.

Parrot fossil unearthed in Siberia

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 16:42
A parrot fossil has been discovered in Siberia - the furthest north these birds have ever been found.

Prince of Wales joins soil boosting project

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 16:39
The Prince of Wales is joining an Anglo-French initiative to improve the condition of the world's soils.

New project to measure UK air pollution from the air

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 15:07
Scientists have carried out their first test flight of a project to measure UK air pollution from the air.

Renewable energy capacity overtakes coal

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 09:18
The International Energy Agency says that the world's capacity to generate electricity from renewable sources has now overtaken coal.

Jo Johnson and Martyn Poliakoff perform scientific test

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 07:57
Science Minister Jo Johnson and Prof Martyn Poliakoff mix politics and science to look at carbon dioxide and the acidification of oceans.

Saturn's weird hexagon changes colour

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 06:59
The mysterious hexagon at Saturn's northern pole has changed colour from blue to gold, scientists have said.

CO2 levels mark 'new era' in the world's changing climate

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 01:04
2016 is likely to be the first year in recorded history in which levels of CO2 in the atmosphere remain above the symbolically important threshold of 400 parts per million.

Drone captures rare whale footage

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 04:27
Canadian scientists use drones to capture rare whale footage in the Arctic.

Schiaparelli: Mars probe 'crash site identified'

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:10
The gouge in the ground probably made by Europe's Schiaparelli probe as it hit the surface of Mars on Wednesday has been imaged by an American satellite.

UN Habitat III summit aims to shape future urban living

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 03:32
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon tells the world's mayors they face making 'tough decisions' to ensure future generations live in a safe and sustainable urban world.

Snow leopards: Numbers decline due to 'retaliation'

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 20:22
Hundreds of snow leopards are being poached in retaliation for livestock losses every year across the high mountain ranges of Asia, says a new report.

Giant dinosaurs 'crossed continents'

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 09:49
Some of the giants of the dinosaur family may have arisen in South America and crossed over Antarctica to Australia about 100 million years ago, new fossil evidence suggests.

Strange purple sea creatures found in deep ocean trenches

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 06:40
Scores of spectacular and rare undersea species have been found on expeditions to some of the deepest trenches in the Pacific Ocean.

Schiaparelli Mars probe's parachute 'jettisoned too early'

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 04:22
Europe's Schiaparelli lander did not behave as expected as it headed down to the surface of Mars on Wednesday, data shows.

How our brains become 'disembodied'

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 01:10
Scientists in Italy have discovered how our brains can be tricked into feeling disembodied from our own limbs.