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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.

What does air pollution do to our bodies?

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 17:17
David Shukman examines the effect that air pollution has on our bodies.

Controversial gas from Peruvian Amazon arrives in UK

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 22:47
Supporters of fracking say the UK should extract its own gas - rather than import it from Peru.

Holidays in space

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 19:05
SpaceX is sending two tourists to the moon, but when can the rest of us look forward to space travel?

Ancient skulls give clues to China human history

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 05:06
Two skulls found in China shed light on the ancient humans who inhabited the region before the arrival of our own species.

Can trees give us cleaner air?

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 04:54
US study reveals how much trees help tackle urban air pollution

What's secretly in the swimming pool water?

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 04:47
Scientists have found something - but no one will admit to causing it.

DNA clues to why woolly mammoth died out

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 02:25
The last woolly mammoths were wracked with genetic disease and had a strange shiny coat, say scientists.

Scientists create 'artificial embryos'

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 00:48
Scientists have created a functioning mouse embryo in the lab

Amazon forest 'shaped by pre-Columbian indigenous peoples'

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 18:33
Ancient Amazon peoples planted a vast number of trees for food or building materials, a study argues.

Weather supercomputing ‘heads to Italy’

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 17:26
Europe's medium-range weather forecasts will cease to be constructed in the UK from 2020.

Mysteries of elephant sleep revealed

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 03:12
African elephants living in the wild sleep for the shortest time of any mammal, according to a study.

Huge Large Hadron Collider experiment gets 'heart transplant'

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 01:10
One of the Large Hadron Collider's huge experiments has been given what's described as a "heart transplant".

Nature report should be released now - MPs

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:44
The government's long-delayed 25-year plan for improving nature in England should be published immediately, MPs say.