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Why suitcases rock and fall over - puzzle solved

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:34
Scientists crack the problem of why two-wheeled suitcases can rock from side-to-side and turn over.

Hawking urges Moon landing to 'elevate humanity'

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 08:04
Prof Stephen Hawking has called for leading nations to send astronauts to the Moon by the end of this decade.

Europe selects grand gravity mission

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 07:55
After decades in the planning, a space mission to detect gravitational waves finally gets the go-ahead.

Dino domination

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:59
A million-year-long period of volcanic activity led to the rise of the dinosaurs, a study suggests.

How cats conquered the ancient world

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 08:03
The domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice - in the Near East and then Egypt.

Brexit 'will enhance' UK wildlife laws - Gove

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 06:58
Any Brexit changes to the UK's wildlife laws will increase - not reduce - environmental protection, Michael Gove has pledged.

Scientists fear new EU rules may 'hide' forest carbon loss

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 18:06
Forestry researchers condemn attempts to change the way carbon from trees is counted in Europe.

Inflatable whales used as training tool

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 01:30
Volunteer rescuers have been learning how to save marine creatures when they wash up on the beach.

Desert wall?

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 17:42
Science reporter Victoria Gill joins researchers in Arizona to find out how President Trump's wall could affect endangered desert wildlife.

Five robots that are changing everything

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 16:49
Nasa chief engineer Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu on the robots that are changing the world.

Divided desert: Wildlife and Trump's wall

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 16:39
How President Trump's "great wall" on US-Mexico border could affect endangered desert wildlife.

My 25-year project to photograph the world's animals

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 16:54
Wildlife photographer Joel Sartore has photographed more than 6,000 contained species so far. He explains why.

Genome pioneer John Sulston enters elite club

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:30
Sir John Sulston is elevated to the Companion of Honour in the Queen’s birthday list.

'Little sunfish' robot to swim in to Fukushima reactor

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 21:21
It'll be a tough journey - previous robots sent in to the ruined nuclear reactor didn't make it back.

Quantum leap

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:17
Chinese scientists say their experimental Micius spacecraft paves the way for a new kind of internet.

Air pollution plan 'unfair' on local authorities

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 02:43
Solving air pollution is a national not a local issue, says the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Airlander 10: World's longest aircraft hits highest altitude

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 13:01
The world's longest aircraft reached its highest altitude on its fourth test flight.

Dams could 'permanently damage Amazon'

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 10:17
Scientists warn that hydroelectric dams in the Amazon could have a significant impact on the environment.

Ancient bird like 'a kangaroo-sized flying turkey'

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 09:44
New details on an early megapode bird that lived alongside Australia's extinct giant marsupials.

Juncker rejects US climate deal re-negotiation

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 08:00
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the EU will not re-negotiate the Paris climate agreement.