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Jo Johnson and Martyn Poliakoff perform scientific test

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 07:57
Science Minister Jo Johnson and Prof Martyn Poliakoff mix politics and science to look at carbon dioxide and the acidification of oceans.

Saturn's weird hexagon changes colour

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 06:59
The mysterious hexagon at Saturn's northern pole has changed colour from blue to gold, scientists have said.

CO2 levels mark 'new era' in the world's changing climate

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 01:04
2016 is likely to be the first year in recorded history in which levels of CO2 in the atmosphere remain above the symbolically important threshold of 400 parts per million.

Drone captures rare whale footage

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 04:27
Canadian scientists use drones to capture rare whale footage in the Arctic.

Schiaparelli: Mars probe 'crash site identified'

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:10
The gouge in the ground probably made by Europe's Schiaparelli probe as it hit the surface of Mars on Wednesday has been imaged by an American satellite.

UN Habitat III summit aims to shape future urban living

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 03:32
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon tells the world's mayors they face making 'tough decisions' to ensure future generations live in a safe and sustainable urban world.

Snow leopards: Numbers decline due to 'retaliation'

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 20:22
Hundreds of snow leopards are being poached in retaliation for livestock losses every year across the high mountain ranges of Asia, says a new report.

Giant dinosaurs 'crossed continents'

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 09:49
Some of the giants of the dinosaur family may have arisen in South America and crossed over Antarctica to Australia about 100 million years ago, new fossil evidence suggests.

Strange purple sea creatures found in deep ocean trenches

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 06:40
Scores of spectacular and rare undersea species have been found on expeditions to some of the deepest trenches in the Pacific Ocean.

Schiaparelli Mars probe's parachute 'jettisoned too early'

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 04:22
Europe's Schiaparelli lander did not behave as expected as it headed down to the surface of Mars on Wednesday, data shows.

How our brains become 'disembodied'

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 01:10
Scientists in Italy have discovered how our brains can be tricked into feeling disembodied from our own limbs.

'Zika mosquito' eggs found near Folkestone in Kent

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:30
The eggs of a mosquito capable of transmitting tropical diseases, including the Zika virus, are found for the first time in the UK.

Fears grow for European Schiaparelli Mars lander

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:29
There are increasing fears a European probe that attempted to land on Mars on Wednesday has been lost.

Stone Age people 'roasted rodents for food' - archaeologists

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 08:04
Voles appear to have been roasted for food by Neolithic people living on Orkney 5,000 years ago, archaeological evidence shows.

Cave paintings reveal clues to mystery Ice Age beast

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 00:59
Cave art from the Ice Age has helped solve the origins of Europe's largest land mammal - the modern European bison.

China's Shenzhou 11 docks at Tiangong 2 space station

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 22:01
Two Chinese astronauts have docked with the Tiangong 2 space lab, where they will live for the next 30 days conducting experiments.

Astronauts enter China's space station

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 18:53
A pair of astronauts have entered China's Tiangong 2 space station as they begin the country's longest manned space mission.

Moment of truth awaits Europe's Schiaparelli Mars probe

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 18:40
Europe’s Schiaparelli robot will soon attempt the risky descent to the surface of Mars, after a 500 million km journey from Earth.

What is ExoMars and what is it doing?

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 15:16
BBC science reporter Victoria Gill explains what the European mission to Mars is hoping to find out.

Ape's fig challenge wins photo award

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 14:10
A photo of an orangutan climbing high into a tree to reach some figs takes the top honour in the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.