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Nobel prize winners warn leaving EU poses 'risk' to science

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 19:01
A group of 13 Nobel prize-winning scientists warn leaving the EU poses a "key risk" to British science.

Extraterrestrial honour for UK astronaut Tim Peake

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 14:30
Astronaut Tim Peake is recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Light pollution 'affects 80% of global population'

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 11:08
More than 80% of the world's population lives under light-polluted skies, a study suggests.

Petra, Jordan: Huge monument found 'hiding in plain sight'

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 08:03
Archaeologists using satellite imagery discover a huge, ceremonial monument at the Petra World Heritage site in southern Jordan.

Hummingbird moths colonise UK

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 00:45
A hummingbird-like moth may have colonised the UK, according to conservationists.

China's giant glass bridge hit with sledgehammer

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 16:00
BBC Click smashes one of the panels on the world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge to see how safe it is.

Experiment 'turns waste CO2 to stone'

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 11:12
Scientists think they have found a smart way to constrain carbon dioxide emissions - just turn them to stone.

MPs criticise government over flood protection plans

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 01:03
The government is failing to do enough to protect communities at risk of flooding and needs to do more long-term planning, MPs say.

Names proposed for new chemical elements

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 15:08
Nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson are the names proposed for the four new chemical elements added to the periodic table in January.

Scientists say three-person DNA babies are 'safe'

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 14:56
Using DNA from three people to create a baby is safe, according to a major research study, by scientists at the Wellcome Trust Centre at Newcastle University.

Tim Peake's message from space ahead of return to Earth

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 13:05
Six months after Tim Peake blasted off to the International Space Station, he is preparing for his return to Earth.

Tim Peake on the ISS: 'I miss the feeling of rain'

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 10:44
British astronaut Tim Peake has been on the International Space Station for nearly six months, where the climate is unsurprisingly constant.

Hobbit find shows tiny humans shrank 'rapidly'

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 10:11
Researchers discover fossils that suggest the famous Hobbit species shrank on the Indonesian island of Flores within the space of 300,000 years.

Isle of Man kayaker's close encounter with basking shark

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 09:18
A kayaker has filmed a close encounter with a 23ft (7m) basking shark off the south coast of the Isle of Man.

Rise of mammals 'began well before dinosaur extinction'

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 01:43
Mammals began to flourish well before the end of the dinosaur age, a new study finds.

Surprising global origins for regional food favourites

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:53
Italy's tomatoes and Thailand's potent chillies, although closely associated with these nations, have their historical roots elsewhere, a study reveals.

Drone footage shows Bryde's whale in New Zealand waters

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 15:50
Footage of Bryde's whales feeding has been caught on camera.

Bleaching 'devastates' Chagos Marine Reserve

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 09:21
Up to 85% of the corals in the Chagos Marine Reserve of the British Indian Ocean Territory are estimated to have been damaged or killed in the current global bleaching event.

Gravity space mission passes big test

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 07:06
The Lisa Pathfinder mission, which was designed to demonstrate the technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space, has been a stunning success, say officials.

Origin of mystery deep-sea mushroom revealed

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 01:15
Australian scientists have used genetic material to pinpoint the origin of the deep-sea mushroom, an unusual gelatinous creature first dredged up near Tasmania in 1986.