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Ghostly galaxy may be missing dark matter

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 10:00
Scientists have imaged a "transparent" galaxy that may have no dark matter.

Drinks bottles and can deposit return scheme proposed

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 04:28
A money-back scheme for returning glass, plastic bottles and cans in England is to be introduced.

Iron test

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 02:48
A Manchester-led team tests the detector system it will use in Antarctica to find hidden iron meteorites.

Australia's indigenous languages have one source, study says

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 19:01
All indigenous languages can be traced to a mother tongue dubbed Proto-Australian, researchers say.

JWST: Hubble 'successor' faces new delay

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 08:40
The James Webb Space Telescope will not now be launched until "approximately May 2020".

Bear cubs spending longer with mothers

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 08:00
Hunting pressures mean brown bear cubs now spend an extra year with their mothers, say scientists.

Yuri Gagarin: 1st man in space

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 05:20
It's 50 years since the death of Yuri Gagarin, the Russian cosmonaut who was the first man to travel into space.

Stephen Hawking's final interview: A beautiful Universe

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 07:27
The Cambridge physicist's last broadcast interview covered gravitational waves from neutron star mergers.

European Space Agency teams with ICEYE Finnish start-up

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 06:37
The European Space Agency will work with Finland's ICEYE on ways to exploit its novel radar satellites.

I was expected to marry so I went to Antarctica instead

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 17:34
Meena was raised a ‘good Indian girl' who was expected to get married, but she's off to Antarctica.

Mount Etna is 'sliding towards the sea'

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 19:35
Measurements show the entire bulk of Europe's most active volcano is edging eastwards, Scientists say.

How effective are earthquake early warning systems?

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:42
A new study investigates how early a warning can be issued for major earthquakes.

Hamelin Bay: Nearly 150 beached whales die in Australia

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:23
Rescuers manage to return just six surviving pilot whales to deeper waters in Western Australia.

Whales in mass stranding on Western Australia beach

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:26
About 150 animals wash up on a beach south of Perth, prompting a major rescue effort.

How science GCSEs in England are changing

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:37
Students will be graded numerically on a scale from 9 to 1.

Engineering giant

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:28
A new museum dedicated to IK Brunel reveals the man behind the carefully cultivated public image.

How DNA can be used to store computer data

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:28
British scientists think DNA could be used to solve a global problem - where to store all our data.

Human-eye VR

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:16
VR has suffered from an image problem, so could very high resolution headsets be the answer?

Origin of 'six-inch mummy' confirmed

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:03
Scientists investigate an unusual, small, mummified skeleton from Chile to establish its medical history.

Plastic patch in Pacific Ocean growing rapidly, study shows

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 07:12
It is estimated some 80,000 tonnes of plastic is circulating in a patch between Hawaii and California.