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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.

Outdoor learning 'boosts children's development'

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 01:37
Outdoor learning can have a positive impact on children's development but it needs to be formally adopted by national curricula, a report suggests.

Tim Peake: 'Brexit will affect science'

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:13
British astronaut Tim Peake says that he is concerned about the future of scientific research in Britain, following the vote to leave the European Union.

Government axes climate department

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 08:54
The government has axed the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) in a major departmental shake-up.

Europe backs lunar drilling technology

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 06:03
The European Space Agency has signed a contract to build a prototype drill and chemistry lab that will be flown on a Russian mission to the Moon in 2021.

Predatory dinosaur had tiny arms like Tyrannosaurus rex

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 04:26
A new meat-eating dinosaur has been discovered in Argentina that possessed stubby arms like Tyrannosaurus rex.

'Britain's Pompeii' was 'Bronze Age new build' site

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 19:15
A Bronze Age village dubbed "Britain's Pompeii" which yielded an "extraordinary window" on the period burnt down after just months, it emerges.

'Three centuries' to catalogue all Amazon tree species

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 14:26
So many tree species are present in the Amazon basin that it would take 300 years to catalogue them all, scientists say.

Microscope observes life of the ocean floor

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 06:31
Marine scientists from Israel and California have developed a microscope that for the first time provides a window into the small scale behaviour of marine life.

Rescued koala's rare condition

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 05:55
This koala has heterochromia, so its rescuers called it Bowie; David Bowie actually had anisocoria, unequal pupil sizes.