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Cuckoo decline finally mapped

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 08:14
Forty-two tiny tracking devices fitted to cuckoos in the UK may have solved the mystery of the birds' decline.

Cuckoos count cost of shortcut home, say scientists

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 08:10
The cuckoo is in decline in the UK, and its migratory habits may be to blame, according to a study of tagged birds.

UK scientists speak about Brexit pain

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 06:18
BBC News speaks to UK researchers already feeling the effects of Brexit on their research.

Navy sonar broke whale protection laws, says US court

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 04:24
A US appeals court has ruled that sonar approved for use by the US Navy broke marine laws.

Academies warn Brexit 'damaging science'

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 02:12
An open letter to the government from UK academies representing science, medicine and engineering warns that Brexit is already harming science.

Dolly's sisters

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:03
Scientists are studying Dolly the sheep's "siblings" in order to study the health of cloned animals.

F1 tech behind 'flying' boat's cup bid

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 17:31
Could F1 and aeronautical tech help Sir Ben Ainslie's 'flying' catamaran win the America's Cup?

Mercury 13

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 17:22
In the early 60s, 13 women undertook secret tests at Nasa to see if they could become astronauts.

Storage device writes information atom-by-atom

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 10:17
The quest for storage devices that pack ever more information into a small space has reached a new limit, with memory that writes information atom-by-atom.

Could these cyborg beetles save lives?

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 09:25
Scientists in Singapore have created cyborg beetles that they believe could help save lives.

Ancient barley DNA gives insight into crop development

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 08:17
An international group of scientists have analysed the DNA of 6,000 year old barley, showing that it is remarkably similar to modern day varieties.

Farming and forestry can deliver food security, says UN

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 07:24
Improving co-operation between nations' farming and forestry sectors will help reduce deforestation and improve food security, a UN report suggests.

Iraq marshlands named Unesco World Heritage Site

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 05:20
The United Nations cultural agency Unesco names Iraq's southern marshes - once decimated by Saddam Hussein - a World Heritage Site.

DNA sequencer sent to space station

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 04:24
Nasa has sent a DNA sequencer to the International Space Station in an effort to help astronauts monitor their own health.

Moonlit launch for SpaceX rocket carrying ISS supplies

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 01:02
A SpaceX cargo rocket is bound for the International Space Station after a successful launch from Florida.

1,000mph car

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 03:24
Andy Green says the Bloodhound 1,000mph supersonic car project has to file a mountain of paperwork before it can go racing in South Africa next year.

Countryside faces Brexit anxiety

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 10:56
Farmers and environmentalists alike are facing anxiety as the shadow of Brexit looms over Britain’s countryside.

First farmers had diverse origins, DNA shows

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 10:07
Analysis of DNA from some of the world's first farmers shows that they had surprisingly diverse origins.

Damien Hirst formaldehyde artworks 'posed no risk to public'

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 08:24
A scientific paper that claimed a 2012 exhibition of Damien Hirst works led to the release of dangerous formaldehyde fumes is retracted by one of its authors after further tests.

Scientists warn of 'unsafe' decline in biodiversity

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 04:21
An international team of scientists has issued a warning that biodiversity is dropping below safe levels for the support and wellbeing of human societies.