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Neanderthals 'self-medicated' for pain

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:24
Neanderthals dosed themselves with painkillers and possibly penicillin, according to a study of their teeth.

How to super-size your memory, according to science

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:23
You can super size your memory to make it more like the brain of a world memory champion, a scientific study suggests.

Budget 2017: Robotics, driverless cars and 5G to get UK funds

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 07:04
The chancellor promises £270m to put the UK at the forefront of ground-breaking technologies.

Malta's Azure Window collapses into the sea

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 06:02
The popular limestone arch was featured on the first episode of Game of Thrones and several films.

Invasive snakes threaten forests on Pacific island of Guam

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 03:59
The Brown tree snakes that have almost wiped out bird populations on Guam may also be damaging its tropical forests.

Lighthouse city

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:15
How Stockholm is getting smarter by going greener.

Sentinel-2B satellite launched to photograph Earth

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 01:02
The Sentinel-2B spacecraft will take pictures to help create a complete map of Earth.

Sentinel satellite launched to picture Planet Earth

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 19:58
A key spacecraft in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation programme blasts into orbit.

Five ways to avoid breathing polluted air

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 17:23
Simple tips to avoid inhaling air from traffic and other common sources of pollution.

Satao, one of the last 'giant tusker' elephants, killed in Kenya

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 16:56
There are fewer than 30 such animals left in Africa after Satao II was apparently shot.

William Shatner's guide to Mars

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 11:05
The Star Trek actor takes you on a fact-fuelled cosmic journey to the mysterious Red Planet.

Prize for cracking brain's 'feel good' system

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 08:41
Three UK-based scientists who have studied the brain’s reward centre win a prestigious prize worth 1m euros.

Coal collapse drives down UK carbon emissions

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 08:29
A collapse in the use of coal has driven UK carbon emissions down to levels barely seen since the Victorian era, new figures show.

IBM's online quantum machine gets faster

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 01:34
IBM wants to open out quantum computing to the business community and increase usage for programmers.

How bad is air pollution in the UK?

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 20:21
Air pollution is in the news - but how bad is Britain’s air?

Liver transplant pioneer Thomas Starzl dies aged 90

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 11:37
The surgeon carried out the first successful liver transplant in 1967 and helped normalise the surgery.

This boy's backpack could change you

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 10:53
14-year-old Logan is helping monitor his city's air - and the results may change your habits.

What does air pollution do to our bodies?

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 17:17
David Shukman examines the effect that air pollution has on our bodies.

Controversial gas from Peruvian Amazon arrives in UK

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 22:47
Supporters of fracking say the UK should extract its own gas - rather than import it from Peru.

Holidays in space

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 19:05
SpaceX is sending two tourists to the moon, but when can the rest of us look forward to space travel?