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Buzz Aldrin 'in good spirits' after South Pole evacuation

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 14:25
Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon, is evacuated from the South Pole after falling ill.

Europe ministers debate space future

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:26
Europe's research ministers negotiate over funding for the space station and a rover that would land on Mars to search for life.

Space station supply craft 'burned up'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:13
The Russian space agency confirms the loss of an unmanned cargo ship heading for the International Space Station.

'Diet is global food policy's elephant in the room'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 09:35
Global food policy needs to shift way from focusing on feeding people enough calories to nourishing people, say leading food experts.

Sutton Hoo bitumen links Syria with Anglo-Saxon England

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 09:18
Analysis of black organic fragments found in the Sutton Hoo boat burial reveals they are bitumen from Syria.

Trump's environment plans could spark opposition

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 05:59
Proposals by the Trump administration to roll back US environmental regulations are likely to foment opposition, say analysts.

Europe space ministers meet to decide Mars rover plan

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 17:44
Europe’s research ministers are meeting to decide whether to try to land a robot rover on Mars.

Private plan to send Moon rover to Apollo 17 site

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:27
A proposed private space mission is planning to visit Apollo 17's landing site on the Moon.

Curbing immigration spells 'disaster' for science

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:21
The President of the UK's Royal Society warns that onerous restrictions on immigration of scientists would spell "disaster" for the UK economy

Earth warming to climate tipping point, warns study

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:20
A warming world will release vast amounts of soil carbon into the atmosphere, which in turn risks triggering dangerous climate change, scientists warn.

EU energy use to fall by 30% under new efficiency plans for 2030

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 06:11
New proposals from the European Commission see binding targets for energy efficiency as key method of curbing carbon.

Platypus venom paves way to possible diabetes treatment

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 05:30
Australian researchers say platypus venom could pave the way for new type 2 diabetes treatments.

Saturn mission approaches tour finale

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 05:26
The Cassini spacecraft is beginning the end phases of its mission to Saturn that will eventually see it disposed of in the giant planet's atmosphere.

'Predator of the deep' or gentle giant?

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 04:11
The giant manta ray could be a "predator of the deep" preying on other fish, say scientists.

Arctic sea-ice struggles to build volume

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 02:02
Data shows the volume of Arctic sea-ice is heading for a record-equalling low for the month of November.

Mars probe returns first pictures

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 08:16
The new satellite that Europe and Russia put in orbit at Mars on 19 October has sent back its first images of the planet.

Rare Antarctic beetle find delights

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 04:17
Scientists have made a rare find: a new species of beetle from Antarctica.

Astronaut eye problems blamed on spinal fluid

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 06:38
Scientists might have found the root cause of vision problems that affect some astronauts.

Japan Fukushima nuclear plant 'clean-up costs double'

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 05:40
Japan estimates the cost of dealing with the Fukushima nuclear disaster has doubled, reports say.

Great Barrier Reef suffered worst bleaching on record in 2016, report finds

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 05:00
This year saw the worst-ever destruction of coral on the Great Barrier Reef, a new study finds.