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Pluto's dark and light terrains

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 03:57
The long-range camera on Nasa's New Horizons probe reveals clear evidence of discrete bright and dark regions on the dwarf planet Pluto.

Pain of producing climate change deal

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 03:36
Are climate change negotiations getting anywhere?

Viewpoint: Everyone must fight sexism in science

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:05
Women must fight sexism in science

Juvenile camels 'key source' of Mers

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 18:11
Research published recently in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases shows that camels aged less than four years might be a major source of Mers.

The end of wild fish?

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:01
Can farmed fish meet the world's appetite for seafood?

Police probe over fox cubs video

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:50
Police are investigating after footage of 16 fox cubs held in a barn near to hunt kennels in North Yorkshire emerges.

Space station astronauts land safely

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 09:15
Three astronauts return from the International Space Station after their original departure was delayed by a month by a spacecraft failure.

Female scientists post 'distractingly sexy' photos

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 09:06
Pictures posted by female scientists

Climate change progress 'too slow'

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:03
International talks in Bonn have made progress towards a new global deal on climate change, says the UN, amid calls from NGOs for a faster pace.

VIDEO: What's living in space like?

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 07:38
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has spent 200 days in space - here's what she got up to.

'Best candidates' for lost Philae

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 06:49
The European Space Agency releases some pictures that may include its lost comet lander, Philae.

Alarm sounded over climate summit

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:11
Interim climate talks in Germany are entering their final hours amid concern from environmental groups that progress has been slow.

How aggressive are robins?

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:03
Just how aggressive is the seemingly innocent robin?

Scientist resigns over girls comment

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:57
A Nobel laureate resigns from his position as honorary professor at a UK university after making comments about the "trouble with girls" in science.

VIDEO: Zimbabwe sends rhinos to Botswana

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:53
Rhino poaching in Africa is on the rise with syndicates making millions at the expense of the endangered species and their horns.

VIDEO: How Cristoforetti captured world's attention

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:26
A look back at how astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has been engaging with her 545,000 Twitter followers whilst on the ISS.

VIDEO: Cornwall hosts mission control training

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 01:08
Goonhilly Earth Station is hosting a training course for future space mission controllers

VIDEO: Astronauts prepare for return to Earth

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 00:28
Three astronauts have begun their return to Earth from the International Space Station, one month after a rocket failure delayed an earlier attempt.

Milk digestion's 'more recent rise'

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 00:15
The ability to digest milk appears to have become common only very recently in Europe, according to a new study.

Silence over UN emissions targets

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 14:35
Politicians at a UN climate conference in Bonn, Germany are refusing to discuss whether their polices will actually protect the climate.