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Spider trained to jump on demand

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 05:42
This is a regal jumping spider, and there are no prizes for guessing what it's good at.

Wet wipes could face wipe-out in plastic clean-up

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:07
The government says it plans to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste, including wet wipes.

Lava swallows car in Hawaii

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 02:20
The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii started erupting on 3 May and has so far destroyed 26 homes.

How a spider jumps on its prey - science has the answer

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 02:00
Scientists hope to learn how to build tiny jumping robots - by studying an extraordinary spider.

Sea giants do battle

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 16:23
As demand for natural gas continues to surge, huge extraction vessels are about to go into action.

Tourism's carbon impact three times larger than estimated

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 08:01
A new study says global tourism accounts for 8% of carbon emissions, far larger than previously thought.

InSight Diary: Mars mission emerges from the mists

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 02:58
London scientist Tom Pike watches his experiment leave Earth on a six-month journey to Mars.

The coffee cup which can be recycled in existing systems

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 16:56
A recyclable coffee cup could help replace the 2.5 billion disposable cups binned each year.

'Soul destroying'

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 17:40
The eco-friendly hobbyists trying to stem the rising tide of plastic in the seas.

Nasa's InSight rocket takes off for Mars

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 05:03
The US space agency has launched its latest mission, heading for the interior of the Red Planet.

Planetary insights

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 04:10
Illustrator and planetary scientist James Tuttle Keane explains the significance of Nasa's new mission.

Nasa's InSight mission will target 'Marsquakes'

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 04:09
The InSight probe launched from California to investigate the interior of the Red Planet.

The UK's biggest outdoor tulip crop grown in Norfolk

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 17:38
The millions of flowers have created a blaze of colour on the Norfolk landscape, but they're destined to meet a violent end.

'Marsquake' monitor due to fly to Mars in Nasa mission

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 05:42
Scientists at Imperial College London have spent more than 25 years developing the device.

New climate 'feedback loop' discovered in freshwater lakes

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 02:27
Methane emissions from lakes could almost double as warming boosts plants that feed gas production.

Extreme weather 'potentially catastrophic' for bats

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:25
Extreme weather appears to be disrupting the lifecycle of bats, raising concern over their long-term future.

Making the desert sand bloom

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 16:31
Norwegian scientists have developed a treatment that can turn arid desert sand into farmland soil.

Ancestral remains 'people not objects'

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 07:48
A collective of scientists recommends that human ancestors be respected as individuals.

Seal avoids 'slow and painful death' by air vent filter

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 07:06
Vets who treated the seal, which had a deep neck wound, had "never seen anything as severe".

Kew Gardens: World's largest glasshouse reopens

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:11
Kew Gardens' largest glasshouse - the Temperate House - reopens after an ambitious five-year restoration.