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SpaceX flies 'lessons learned' rocket

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 14:10
The California rocket company SpaceX conducts what is arguably its most important launch to date.

Red squirrels 'may have introduced' leprosy to Britain

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 04:53
The discovery supports the theory that squirrels may have spread the disease in medieval Europe.

UK space needs 'bold national plan'

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 04:37
Report: A long-term national programme is required to unlock the UK space sector's full potential.

Massive wave is southern hemisphere record, scientists believe

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 23:30
The 23.8m (78ft) swell is the largest ever recorded below the equator, New Zealand scientists say.

Red tide: Electric blue waves wash California shore

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 16:10
Glowing blue algae have transformed California's coast.

Origins of amphibian-killing fungus uncovered

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 15:09
A deadly fungus that has devastated amphibian populations worldwide probably originated in East Asia, new research suggests.

Trump White House axes Nasa research into greenhouse gas cuts

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 13:32
Cutting Nasa's research jeopardises the ability to measure climate change progress, a journal reveals.

Temperature-controlled turtle sex gene found

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:22
Scientists have isolated the gene responsible for temperature-controlled sex determination in turtles.

Network Rail tree felling faces review over wildlife concerns

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:24
Removing too much trackside vegetation harms the environment, wildlife charities say.

UN puts brave face as climate talks get stuck

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 09:07
Climate talks in Bonn officially suspended as countries fail to resolve differences about the Paris agreement.

Device could make underwater objects appear invisible to sonar

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 08:18
Researchers have developed a device that could make objects appear invisible to sonar detection.

Hun migrations 'linked to deadly Justinian Plague'

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 05:17
Scientists find a deadly plague may have been spread to Europe and western Asia by the Huns.

Volcano erupts at end of man's garden

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 20:34
This Hawaii resident had a surprise when he returned home after fleeing the Kilauea eruption.

UN climate stalemate sees extra week of talks added

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 16:15
Negotiations deadlocked as delegates get bogged down in technical arguments about the Paris climate pact.

California becomes first US state to mandate solar on homes

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 14:06
Officials say homeowners could see significantly lower utilities costs per month.

Cocaine breathalyser 'one step closer'

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:10
Researchers plan to integrate their cocaine-detecting chip in a portable scanner.

Lonely asteroid tells Solar System story

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 06:40
An unusual object has been found lurking in the Kuiper Belt, and it may have a tale to tell.

Brexit to 'force work on Galileo sat-nav system out of UK'

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 06:31
An Airbus executive says future UK work on the Galileo sat-nav system would have to be moved to the continent because of Brexit.

Waterwheel: Ten times faster than a Venus flytrap

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 19:01
The hunting mechanism of the carnivorous waterwheel plant has been studied in detail for the first time.

Indonesian EcoBricks: A new approach in its plastics 'war'

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 16:40
The boss of an Indonesian food factory is encouraging his community to creatively reuse plastic waste.