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Star snapped before and after nova explosion

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:31
Astronomers capture rare images of a white dwarf - before, during and after it exploded as a "classical nova".

New species of fossil dolphin found

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 05:58
Scientists have identified a new species of dolphin that lived 25 million years ago.

'Industrial' farms should lose subsidies

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 23:01
In its vision for the future of post-Brexit agriculture the Campaign to Protect Rural England says too much money is given to large-scale farms.

Scientists claim pesticides are linked to bee decline

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 16:20
The large-scale, long-term decline in wild bees across England has been linked to the use of neonicotinoid insecticides by a new study.

Neonic pesticide link to long-term wild bee decline

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 08:01
The large-scale, long-term decline in wild bees across England has been linked to the use of neonicotinoid insecticides by a new study.

Culham Science Centre nuclear experts fear quarry dust

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 07:48
Scientists carrying out international nuclear fusion work are concerned dust from a planned quarry could affect their experiments.

China launches quantum-enabled satellite Micius

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 03:49
China successfully launches its first quantum-enabled satellite, named after the ancient Chinese scientist and philosopher Micius.

Simulated black hole experiment backs Hawking prediction

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 02:25
Results from a lab experiment have lent support to one of Stephen Hawking's most important predictions about black holes.

Climate change sceptic versus Cox

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 01:29
Professor Brian Cox has verbally sparred with a newly elected Australian politician Malcolm Roberts who believes climate change is a global conspiracy.

Professor Brian Cox clashes with Australian climate sceptic

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 18:36
British particle physicist Brian Cox verbally spars with a newly elected Australian politician who believes climate change is a global conspiracy.

The top-secret tortoise sanctuary of Madagascar

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 18:03
Madagascar's conservationists work in secrecy to protect one of the world's most beautiful tortoises from poachers, writes journalist Martin Vogl.

Viruses 'more dangerous in the morning'

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 16:35
Viruses are more dangerous when they infect their victims in the morning, a University of Cambridge study suggests.

Pump action

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 15:05
Lonnie Johnson had an illustrious career as a nuclear engineer working on the Galileo space programme and the stealth bomber - but he is best known for creating a water pistol

Stunning images of Perseid meteor shower

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:04
Photographs and footage capture the annual Perseid meteor shower, which is more active than usual this year.

Mystery as fish land in Banff garden

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 07:12
Two-inch long fish have appeared in a garden in Banff.

Monkey selfie: Animal charity Peta challenges ruling

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 06:57
An animal charity appeals against a court decision which ruled a monkey could not own the copyright to a selfie photograph it took.

NZ scientists track penguins' marathon winter travels

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 04:58
Scientists find some rockhopper and Snares crested penguins travel 15,000km in six months.

'Spectacular fireballs' accompany annual meteor show

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 04:53
Observers say the annual astronomical event was marked with "spectacular fireballs" in the early hours of Friday.

Hundreds of tiny Montserrat tarantulas hatch in zoo

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 04:46
About 200 baby Montserrat tarantulas have hatched at Chester Zoo - the first time the rare Caribbean spider has been bred in captivity.

Chester Zoo breeds Montserrat tarantulas in world first

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 04:45
Keepers at Chester Zoo have become the first in the world to successfully breed Montserrat tarantulas in captivity.