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DNA sequenced in space for first time

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 07:24
DNA has been successfully sequenced in space for the first time.

SES company first to use 'second-hand' SpaceX rocket

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 05:10
Luxembourg-based SES says it is going to be the first satellite operator to launch a spacecraft on a "second-hand" rocket - a Falcon 9 that previously sent supplies to the space station.

Drone captures stunning view of Uluru

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 04:39
One of Australia's best-known landmarks, Uluru, has been filmed from a new perspective.

Badger cull extended to more English counties

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 03:32
Badger culling is rolled out to more parts of England, in a bid to tackle bovine TB.

Geologists search for Anthropocene 'golden spike'

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 01:49
Scientists investigating whether we have entered a new geological age are seeking a suitable "spike" in the environmental record that betrays significant human influence.

India Ganges floods 'break previous records'

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 00:07
Monsoon floods in the Ganges river have broken previous records in four locations in northern India, officials tell the BBC

Forgotten pioneer

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 17:27
Thirty years ago, India discovered the dreaded HIV virus had reached its shores when blood samples from six sex workers tested positive.

Sock maths

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 17:25
Can an algorithm turn you into an efficient sock-sorting machine?

Air pollution 'neglected for road safety', researchers claim

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 17:21
Air pollution in UK cities has failed to improve because politicians prioritise road safety and economic growth instead, research suggests.

Early human ancestor Lucy 'died falling out of a tree'

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 11:30
New evidence suggests that the famous fossilised human ancestor dubbed 'Lucy' by scientists may have died falling from a great height - probably from a tree.

Reindeer killed in Norway lightning storm

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 06:57
More than 300 reindeer have been killed in a lightning storm on a mountain plateau in Norway.

New wind tunnel reveals bird flight secrets

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 04:24
Researchers at Stanford University have designed a unique bird tunnel to observe how tiny birds fly.

Shetland turbines at Bluemull Sound connected to grid

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 02:15
Turbines installed off the coast of Shetland could herald a "new era" in tidal energy, according to the company running the project.

Life on Mars: Moment Nasa crew emerges from year-long trial

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 01:52
A Nasa team has emerged from a Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in near isolation for a year.

Nasa ends year-long Mars simulation on Hawaii

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 22:14
A team of six people complete a Nasa-funded Mars simulation in Hawaii, after living in a dome in near isolation for a year.

Zika virus: Singapore confirms 41 locally transmitted cases

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 20:03
Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of the Zika virus in people who had not travelled to Zika-affected areas, meaning the virus has spread locally.

Wood fuel plan to cut plane CO2 branded as 'pipe dream'

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 17:24
Proponents say new, greener jet fuels made from waste wood could significantly reduce airline CO2 emissions but environmentalists say it's a "pipe dream".

EU's Sentinel satellites dissect Italian quake

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 11:06
Europe’s Sentinel radar satellites map Italy's Apennine mountains, revealing the scale of ground movement in Wednesday's big earthquake.

Juno probe makes close pass of Jupiter

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 09:31
The US space agency’s Juno probe makes its first close approach to Jupiter since going into orbit in July.

World's largest marine reserve created off Hawaii

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 23:28
US President Barack Obama expands a national monument off Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine reserve.