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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?

Ancient skulls give clues to China human history

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 05:06
Two skulls found in China shed light on the ancient humans who inhabited the region before the arrival of our own species.

Can trees give us cleaner air?

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 04:54
US study reveals how much trees help tackle urban air pollution

What's secretly in the swimming pool water?

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 04:47
Scientists have found something - but no one will admit to causing it.

DNA clues to why woolly mammoth died out

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 02:25
The last woolly mammoths were wracked with genetic disease and had a strange shiny coat, say scientists.

Scientists create 'artificial embryos'

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 00:48
Scientists have created a functioning mouse embryo in the lab

Amazon forest 'shaped by pre-Columbian indigenous peoples'

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 18:33
Ancient Amazon peoples planted a vast number of trees for food or building materials, a study argues.

Weather supercomputing ‘heads to Italy’

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 17:26
Europe's medium-range weather forecasts will cease to be constructed in the UK from 2020.

Mysteries of elephant sleep revealed

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 03:12
African elephants living in the wild sleep for the shortest time of any mammal, according to a study.

Huge Large Hadron Collider experiment gets 'heart transplant'

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 01:10
One of the Large Hadron Collider's huge experiments has been given what's described as a "heart transplant".

Nature report should be released now - MPs

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:44
The government's long-delayed 25-year plan for improving nature in England should be published immediately, MPs say.

Lasers reveal how Big Ben 'bongs'

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:37
Scientists use lasers to analyse how the sound of Big Ben's "bongs" is created.

Humans help cook up mineral bounty

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:18
Scientists identify 208 new minerals that owe their existence wholly or in part to humans.

Earliest evidence of life on Earth 'found'

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:02
Researchers discover fossils of what may be some of earliest living organisms.