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Sputnik's influence

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 07:12
For the Soviet Union, the launch of the satellite was a triumph not just for science. but socialism.

The dog with the world's longest tongue

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 03:41
Meet Mochi from South Dakota, who has just bagged herself a Guinness World Record.

Nobel prize awarded for imaging molecules

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 02:57
The Nobel prize in chemistry is awarded to three scientists for advances in the imaging of biological molecules

The team that tracked Sputnik - and the world's first intercontinental ballistic missile

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 17:44
How a British observatory played a crucial part in the Cold War.

Bird deaths: Pheasants 'most likely species' to die on UK roads

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 16:02
Pheasants are the bird species most likely to be run over on UK roads, according to new research.

Five plants and animals we don't want any more of

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 07:50
They may not be household names, but, according to experts, they pose risks to the environment.

Einstein's waves win Nobel Prize in physics

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 02:54
The 2017 Nobel prize in physics has been awarded to three scientists for the detection of gravitational waves.

Prehistoric reptile's last meal revealed

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 02:13
The fossil of a marine reptile from 199 million years ago gives clues to the diet of baby reptiles.

Beaver kit spotted on recent survey in Knapdale Forest

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 17:31
Only one of four groups of Beavers in Argyll is showing signs of successful breeding.

Michael Gove suggests plastic bottle deposit scheme

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:54
Michael Gove wants views on whether a "reward and return" system would improve recycling in England.

Body clock scientists win Nobel Prize

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 04:18
Understanding how our bodies keep time has "vast implications" for health, say Nobel committee.

UK's longest-lasting patch of snow melts away

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 01:14
The UK's hardiest snow patch melts for what is thought to be only the seventh time in 300 years.

Leicester space scientist wins BBC Two astronaut show

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 13:08
Suzie Imber, who beat 11 people to the prize, is "excited" she could "one day end up in space".

Bali volcano: What is it like waiting for an eruption?

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 03:31
More than 100,000 people have fled their homes as they wait for Bali's Mount Agung to erupt.

Bloodhound supersonic car fires up Eurofighter engine

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:07
The British-led project to build a 1,000mph car reaches a key milestone in its development.

Iconic kiwi could be extinct in 50 years

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:07
New Zealand's forest used to be home to millions of kiwi. Now there are only 68,000 left.

Elon Musk: Rockets will fly people from city to city in minutes

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 04:49
The entrepreneur says his new rocket could fly people from London to New York in 29 minutes.

The portable science kit entrepreneur

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 04:46
Creator of ChemStart, Bathabile Mpofu, takes hands-on scientific experiments into schools in South Africa.

Tsunami drives species 'army' across Pacific to US coast

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 18:44
Hundreds of Japanese species have been found on US coasts, swept there by the deadly 2011 tsunami.

Europe plans Sentinel satellite expansion

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 09:58
The process begins of scoping new spacecraft for the Sentinel Earth observation network.