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'Heroic' Antarctic explorers left sea-ice clues

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 02:07
Log books from the early Antarctic expeditions indicate that the area of summer sea-ice around the continent has barely changed in size in a century.

Predatory bacteria can wipe out superbugs, says study

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 19:11
Bacteria which eat others of their kind could be a new weapon in the fight against superbugs.

Huge glacier retreat triggered in 1940s

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 10:05
The melting Antarctic glacier that now contributes more to sea-level rise than any other ice stream on the planet began its big decline in the 1940s.

Air pollution 'causes 467,000 premature deaths a year in Europe'

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 10:05
Toxic air is causing almost half a million premature deaths in Europe every year, a new report says.

Honour for software writer on Apollo moon mission

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 09:32
Barack Obama awards medal to Margaret Hamilton to recognise role in sending humankind into space.

Schiaparelli: Esa gives update on Mars crash investigation

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 06:55
The European Space Agency's preliminary report into the Schiaparelli crash on Mars confirms the probe became confused about its altitude.

Thanksgiving: What US astronauts will be eating in space

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 03:48
Nasa astronaut Shane Kimbrough has been showing off the specialties he'll be preparing for the crew's Thanksgiving meal aboard the ISS this year.

Climate changing 'too fast' for species

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 17:43
A study of plants and animals suggests many will be unable to adapt quickly enough to survive predicted changes in rainfall and temperature.

Spoils of war

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 16:30
Trump won 218 counties that voted for Obama in 2012. In Pennsylvania, supporters in one of these counties discuss their hopes for the next four years.

Environmental hotspot

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 08:56
The "Freiburg Cup", which comes with a deposit of €1, is going down well with German students.

Dodo skeleton sells for £280,000 at auction

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 07:14
A nearly complete dodo skeleton is sold at auction for £280,000.

NHS using Google technology to treat patients

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 01:52
A London NHS hospital trust has teamed up with tech giant Google to share patient data in the hope of saving lives.

Conservationists herald bag tax impact on beach rubbish

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 17:44
Charging for plastic bags has seen a 40% drop in the number found on beaches, say conservationists.

Council ponders workplace parking levy

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 17:20
Some councils are considering a levy on workplace car parking - but face strong opposition from businesses.

Satellite to help planes avoid turbulence

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:52
A new weather satellite that maps cloud "waves" could help pilots avoid turbulence.

Ginkgo 'living fossil' genome decoded

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 09:07
The genetic code that underpins the Ginkgo tree has been laid bare by a team of researchers led from China.

PM signals £2bn a year science funding increase

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 06:04
Prime Minister Theresa May announces an additional £2bn a year by 2020 for UK research and innovation.

Is this the PM's 'white heat' of technology moment?

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 03:36
UK scientists will be cock-a-hoop about Theresa May's promise of an extra $2bn in research funds, but the money will not allay their concerns about the approaching Brexit.

Theresa May backtracks over workers on boards pledge

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 03:22
Theresa May backtracks on her pledge to require companies to put worker representatives on boards.

Olive killer disease arrives on Mallorca

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 02:36
A disease posing a "very serious threat" to the EU's olive industry is recorded on the Spanish island of Mallorca for the first time.