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Prof Stephen Hawking funeral: Legacy 'will live forever'

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 09:02
Tributes led by actor Eddie Redmayne are paid at the funeral of the visionary scientist in Cambridge.

Tesla in fatal California crash was on Autopilot

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 03:24
The company says a Model X vehicle involved in a fatal crash in the US was in Autopilot mode.

Vanishing lake

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 18:18
It's been shrinking fast, but could a plan to divert water to one of Africa's largest lakes stop it disappearing?

Shipping faces demands to cut CO2

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 17:01
The industry could contribute almost a fifth of the global total of CO2 by 2050 but some nations resist targets.

Higgs factory a 'must for big physics'

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 01:38
The head of America's leading particle physics lab says a "factory" to make the Higgs boson will speed up discoveries.

Scientists explain the sound of knuckle cracking

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 06:09
What's behind the snapping sound when we crack our knuckles? Scientists have the answer.

Up close: The moment a cheetah joined a safari

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 04:50
Britton Hayes was on safari with his step uncle in Tanzania when a cheetah entered the vehicle.

Ghostly galaxy may be missing dark matter

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 10:00
Scientists have imaged a "transparent" galaxy that may have no dark matter.

Drinks bottles and can deposit return scheme proposed

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 04:28
A money-back scheme for returning glass, plastic bottles and cans in England is to be introduced.

Iron test

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 02:48
A Manchester-led team tests the detector system it will use in Antarctica to find hidden iron meteorites.

Australia's indigenous languages have one source, study says

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 19:01
All indigenous languages can be traced to a mother tongue dubbed Proto-Australian, researchers say.

JWST: Hubble 'successor' faces new delay

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 08:40
The James Webb Space Telescope will not now be launched until "approximately May 2020".

Bear cubs spending longer with mothers

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 08:00
Hunting pressures mean brown bear cubs now spend an extra year with their mothers, say scientists.

Yuri Gagarin: 1st man in space

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 05:20
It's 50 years since the death of Yuri Gagarin, the Russian cosmonaut who was the first man to travel into space.

Stephen Hawking's final interview: A beautiful Universe

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 07:27
The Cambridge physicist's last broadcast interview covered gravitational waves from neutron star mergers.

European Space Agency teams with ICEYE Finnish start-up

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 06:37
The European Space Agency will work with Finland's ICEYE on ways to exploit its novel radar satellites.

I was expected to marry so I went to Antarctica instead

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 17:34
Meena was raised a ‘good Indian girl' who was expected to get married, but she's off to Antarctica.

Mount Etna is 'sliding towards the sea'

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 19:35
Measurements show the entire bulk of Europe's most active volcano is edging eastwards, Scientists say.

How effective are earthquake early warning systems?

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:42
A new study investigates how early a warning can be issued for major earthquakes.

Hamelin Bay: Nearly 150 beached whales die in Australia

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:23
Rescuers manage to return just six surviving pilot whales to deeper waters in Western Australia.