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Watching the scratching bear is good for you

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 07:00
Research from the University of California has found that watching nature programmes, such as Planet Earth II, is good for you.

DNA provides window into early Aboriginal history

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 22:43
Scientists use hair to locate where distinct groups lived in Australia up to 50,000 years ago.

Gravitational waves pioneer Ronald Drever dies

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 13:30
Scottish physicist Ronald Drever, one of the architects behind the discovery of gravitational waves, has died at the age of 85.

Neanderthals 'self-medicated' for pain

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:24
Neanderthals dosed themselves with painkillers and possibly penicillin, according to a study of their teeth.

How to super-size your memory, according to science

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:23
You can super size your memory to make it more like the brain of a world memory champion, a scientific study suggests.

Budget 2017: Robotics, driverless cars and 5G to get UK funds

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 07:04
The chancellor promises £270m to put the UK at the forefront of ground-breaking technologies.

Malta's Azure Window collapses into the sea

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 06:02
The popular limestone arch was featured on the first episode of Game of Thrones and several films.

Invasive snakes threaten forests on Pacific island of Guam

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 03:59
The Brown tree snakes that have almost wiped out bird populations on Guam may also be damaging its tropical forests.

Lighthouse city

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:15
How Stockholm is getting smarter by going greener.

Sentinel-2B satellite launched to photograph Earth

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 01:02
The Sentinel-2B spacecraft will take pictures to help create a complete map of Earth.

Sentinel satellite launched to picture Planet Earth

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 19:58
A key spacecraft in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation programme blasts into orbit.

Five ways to avoid breathing polluted air

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 17:23
Simple tips to avoid inhaling air from traffic and other common sources of pollution.

Satao, one of the last 'giant tusker' elephants, killed in Kenya

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 16:56
There are fewer than 30 such animals left in Africa after Satao II was apparently shot.

William Shatner's guide to Mars

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 11:05
The Star Trek actor takes you on a fact-fuelled cosmic journey to the mysterious Red Planet.

Prize for cracking brain's 'feel good' system

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 08:41
Three UK-based scientists who have studied the brain’s reward centre win a prestigious prize worth 1m euros.

Coal collapse drives down UK carbon emissions

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 08:29
A collapse in the use of coal has driven UK carbon emissions down to levels barely seen since the Victorian era, new figures show.

IBM's online quantum machine gets faster

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 01:34
IBM wants to open out quantum computing to the business community and increase usage for programmers.

How bad is air pollution in the UK?

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 20:21
Air pollution is in the news - but how bad is Britain’s air?

Liver transplant pioneer Thomas Starzl dies aged 90

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 11:37
The surgeon carried out the first successful liver transplant in 1967 and helped normalise the surgery.

This boy's backpack could change you

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 10:53
14-year-old Logan is helping monitor his city's air - and the results may change your habits.