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Physics of throwing analysed by scientists

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 22:27
Scientists have calculated the optimal strategy for throwing something accurately, even a ball of paper.

Primitive human 'lived much more recently'

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 13:46
Homo naledi could be from just 200,000 years ago, not three million, a study suggests.

Premature lambs kept alive in 'plastic bag' womb

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:14
Scientists were able to keep premature lambs alive for a month using an artificial "plastic bag" womb.

Family tree of dogs reveals secret history of canines

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:16
The largest family tree of dog ever assembled shows how dogs evolved into more than 150 modern breeds.

Iceberg 'doodles'

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 04:42
Scientists publish a new atlas of the poles, detailing the sometimes strange shapes on the ocean floor.

Why does this rhino have 24-hour security?

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 04:25
Sudan is a the northern white rhino, and the last chance for the survival of his species.

'World's oldest fungus' raises evolution questions

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 23:59
Fossils found in rock from beneath the sea may be the oldest known fungi by one to two billion years.

Can plastic roads help save the planet?

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 17:11
A start-up company is persuading local councils in the UK to turn local plastic waste into roads. Video journalist Dougal Shaw caught up with the inventor.

Brexit university ‘brain drain’ warning

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:54
Academic staff from EU countries should be urgently guaranteed a right to stay, say MPs.

Machine learning

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:52
Many people are unsure about what machine learning is, but the chances are they are using it every day.

Plastic-eating caterpillar could munch waste, scientists say

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:06
A caterpillar that munches on plastic bags could hold the key to tackling plastic waste, say scientists.

Trump calls record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:13
'Better you than me,' jokes US president as astronaut Peggy Whitson reveals drinking recycled urine.

Government seeks clear air plan delay

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:52
The UK government may face legal action after seeking to delay publishing its plan to tackle air pollution until after the general election.

Munch inspired by 'screaming clouds'

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 07:37
A new theory may explain the background to one of the most famous works of art ever produced.

Ex-child soldier wins environment prize

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 20:50
An ex-child soldier who has spent years risking his life to fight illegal mining and wildlife poaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been given a prestigious award that honours 'environmental defenders' around the world.

Road verges 'last refuge' for plants - conservation charity

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 16:50
Roadsides are often littered with rubbish and weeds but they are havens for rare flowers.

Aurora photographers find new night sky lights and call them Steve

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:58
Steve is a "remarkably common" gas ribbon in the upper atmosphere.

Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded at Kenya conservation park

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 03:54
Kuki Gallmann, author of I Dreamed of Africa, is flown to hospital after an ambush.

March for Science: Rallies worldwide to protest against political interference

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 14:51
Thousands of scientists demonstrate in cities around the world against an "assault on facts".

Government has failed to act on air pollution, says Labour

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 07:19
Labour says it would introduce legislation to tackle the "public health emergency" if in power.