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Council ponders workplace parking levy

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 17:20
Some councils are considering a levy on workplace car parking - but face strong opposition from businesses.

Satellite to help planes avoid turbulence

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:52
A new weather satellite that maps cloud "waves" could help pilots avoid turbulence.

Ginkgo 'living fossil' genome decoded

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 09:07
The genetic code that underpins the Ginkgo tree has been laid bare by a team of researchers led from China.

PM signals £2bn a year science funding increase

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 06:04
Prime Minister Theresa May announces an additional £2bn a year by 2020 for UK research and innovation.

Is this the PM's 'white heat' of technology moment?

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 03:36
UK scientists will be cock-a-hoop about Theresa May's promise of an extra $2bn in research funds, but the money will not allay their concerns about the approaching Brexit.

Theresa May backtracks over workers on boards pledge

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 03:22
Theresa May backtracks on her pledge to require companies to put worker representatives on boards.

Olive killer disease arrives on Mallorca

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 02:36
A disease posing a "very serious threat" to the EU's olive industry is recorded on the Spanish island of Mallorca for the first time.

Academics 'must not be used as Brexit pawns'

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 19:07
Theresa May is being warned not to use scientists and academics as pawns in negotiations over Brexit.

Climate talks: 'Save us' from global warming, US urged

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 18:06
The next head of the UN global climate talks calls on the US to save Pacific islands from global warming.

Obama bans new oil drilling in Arctic Ocean

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 14:53
The Obama administration bans offshore drilling in the Arctic but Donald Trump could rip up the ban.

World's poorest countries to aim for 100% green energy

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 07:22
Representatives from 47 of the world's most disadvantaged nations have promised that they will generate all their future energy needs from renewables.

Not so warped

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 07:20
From tractor beams to warp drive, sci-fi has inspired serious real-life research.

Asteroid strike made 'instant Himalayas'

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 04:30
The asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs moved rock huge distances as it dug out a crater in what is now the Gulf of Mexico, scientists say.

Peggy Whitson: Blast off to the ISS for oldest woman in space

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 18:49
Astronaut Peggy Whitson has lifted off into space for her third mission to the International Space Station.

Peggy Whitson: Oldest woman in space blasts off to ISS

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 14:16
Nasa astronaut Peggy Whitson, 56, breaks more records as she heads to the ISS for the third time.

Countries unite to defy Trump climate threat

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 13:27
Delegates from more than 190 countries meeting in Marrakech issue a united call for action on climate change.

Genetic breakthrough: Crops use more sunlight to grow

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 11:55
A genetic technique makes plants produce more food from sunlight - a key step in feeding the growing global population, scientists say.

How to make plants use more sunlight

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 11:41
A genetic technique makes plants produce more food from sunlight - a key step in feeding the growing global population, scientists say.

Europe launches Galileo satellite quartet

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 09:29
With an initial service soon to go live, Europe is extends its Galileo satellite-navigation system by putting up another four spacecraft.

Ancient corn cob shows how maize conquered the world

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 09:16
Scientific analysis of one of the world's oldest cobs of corn shows how maize became one of our most popular cereals.