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Not so warped

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 07:20
From tractor beams to warp drive, sci-fi has inspired serious real-life research.

Asteroid strike made 'instant Himalayas'

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 04:30
The asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs moved rock huge distances as it dug out a crater in what is now the Gulf of Mexico, scientists say.

Peggy Whitson: Blast off to the ISS for oldest woman in space

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 18:49
Astronaut Peggy Whitson has lifted off into space for her third mission to the International Space Station.

Peggy Whitson: Oldest woman in space blasts off to ISS

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 14:16
Nasa astronaut Peggy Whitson, 56, breaks more records as she heads to the ISS for the third time.

Countries unite to defy Trump climate threat

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 13:27
Delegates from more than 190 countries meeting in Marrakech issue a united call for action on climate change.

Genetic breakthrough: Crops use more sunlight to grow

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 11:55
A genetic technique makes plants produce more food from sunlight - a key step in feeding the growing global population, scientists say.

How to make plants use more sunlight

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 11:41
A genetic technique makes plants produce more food from sunlight - a key step in feeding the growing global population, scientists say.

Europe launches Galileo satellite quartet

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 09:29
With an initial service soon to go live, Europe is extends its Galileo satellite-navigation system by putting up another four spacecraft.

Ancient corn cob shows how maize conquered the world

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 09:16
Scientific analysis of one of the world's oldest cobs of corn shows how maize became one of our most popular cereals.

'Roundest known space object' identified

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 05:50
Astronomers claim to have discovered the roundest object ever measured in nature.

SpaceX aims to launch internet from space

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 05:50
Private rocket firm SpaceX applies for US government approval for a large network of internet satellites.

UK signs up for Paris climate agreement

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:48
The UK government has signed a document ratifying the world's first comprehensive agreement on tackling climate change.

Danes identify Aalborg bishop's 300-year-old poo

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:23
A lump of faeces stored in the back of a Danish museum is traced back to a 17th-Century bishop.

RSPB hails 'remarkable' recovery of threatened cirl bunting

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 19:17
One of the UK's most endangered songbirds is no longer on the brink of extinction, the RSPB says.

Mayan 'nesting doll pyramid' discovered in Mexico

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 18:03
A third structure is found within the famous Kukulkan pyramid in eastern Mexico, experts say.

Pluto 'has slushy ocean' below surface

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 11:51
Pluto may harbour a slushy water ocean beneath its most prominent surface feature, known as the "heart".

DNA secrets to life in the deep

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 11:11
Sampling DNA from seawater may be one way to check up on ocean life, according to research.

Infants' brains attuned to baby talk and nursery rhymes

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 10:14
New research indicates that for brain connections to be properly formed in babies' brains, they need to feel safe, secure and loved.

Kerry: 'Overwhelming majority' back US climate action

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 07:13
The US secretary of state John Kerry says that the overwhelming majority of US citizens support the US taking action on climate change.

BP Deepwater Horizon oil in land-animal food chain

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 23:43
Researchers find traces of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in birds' feathers.