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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.

Academics 'must not be used as Brexit pawns'

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 19:07
Theresa May is being warned not to use scientists and academics as pawns in negotiations over Brexit.

Climate talks: 'Save us' from global warming, US urged

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 18:06
The next head of the UN global climate talks calls on the US to save Pacific islands from global warming.

Obama bans new oil drilling in Arctic Ocean

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 14:53
The Obama administration bans offshore drilling in the Arctic but Donald Trump could rip up the ban.

World's poorest countries to aim for 100% green energy

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 07:22
Representatives from 47 of the world's most disadvantaged nations have promised that they will generate all their future energy needs from renewables.