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Lasers reveal how Big Ben 'bongs'

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:37
Scientists use lasers to analyse how the sound of Big Ben's "bongs" is created.

Humans help cook up mineral bounty

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:18
Scientists identify 208 new minerals that owe their existence wholly or in part to humans.

Earliest evidence of life on Earth 'found'

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:02
Researchers discover fossils of what may be some of earliest living organisms.

'Best ever' view of what a dinosaur really looked like

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 03:35
Lasers reveal invisible details of the shape of a feathered dinosaur that lived 160 million years ago.

Scotland's non-biting midges

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 02:50
A new species of midge has been discovered but there is no need to reach for the insect repellent.

Tagged animals at risk from hunters and nature-lovers

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:43
Radio signals from tags are helping hunters and harming conservation, warn scientists.

Will SpaceX be ready to fly tourists around the moon?

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 14:38
Two private citizens are reported to have paid large deposits to fly around the moon in 2018

'Oldest' Iron Age gold work in Britain found in Staffordshire

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 10:27
A British Museum expert says the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs are of international importance.

Fears for environment as automatic legal 'cost cap' scrapped

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 03:40
Environmental groups have launched a legal challenge to the government's rule change.

Can Spraybot make your home warmer?

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 23:25
Spraybot can fit under floorboards to help insulate homes.

Nest-boxes no substitute for tree cavities, says study

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 18:18
Artificial nests have a markedly different microclimate from tree cavities, a study suggests.

UK 'must insulate 25 million homes'

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 17:07
Huge numbers of draughty homes could stop it meeting emissions targets by 2050, a report says.

SpaceX to fly two tourists around Moon in 2018

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 16:48
The US rocket company says the customers have already paid for the flight planned for late 2018.

Scientists have found a way of growing human tissue on apples

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 14:47
Scientists at the University of Ottawa have developed a way of growing human cells and tissue on apples.

Bread's environmental costs are counted

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 10:26
The environmental impact of producing a loaf of bread has been analysed in depth - from the farm to the supermarket shelf.

Nobel winner: Attack on experts 'undermines science'

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 10:19
One of UK's top scientists, Sir Paul Nurse, says experts are being "derided and pushed back".

Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 04:46
Hibatullah Akhundzada says more trees are needed "for the beautification of Earth".

UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 00:42
The new funding will be made available for robotics research carried out by British universities.

Island that inspired National Trust finally given to group

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 04:07
The island that inspired the National Trust has finally been gifted to the conservation charity.

New UN climate chief: 'Action on warming unstoppable'

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:08
The UN’s new climate chief says she is confident, despite concerns about President Trump's policies.