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Asteroid set for 'close' 43,300 mile flight past Earth on Friday

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 07:05
The asteroid, up to 40m in size and only discovered five days ago, passes by on Friday.

Getting a grip

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 07:04
The Bloodhound supersonic car aims to run in South Africa this October, and there is a lot to prepare.

Power switch

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:24
Wind and solar energy are expected to account for more than half of Tamil Nadu's power by 2027.

Dippy the diplodocus starts UK tour in Dorchester

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:20
The 70ft-long (21m) dinosaur replica only just squeezed into its new home in Dorset.

Potato plastics

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:03
Better recycling and compostable materials could be an answer to our plastic pollution problem.

Secrets of solar flares are unlocked

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:56
Scientists may finally understand the mechanism behind solar flares., which can play havoc with technology on Earth.

DNA story of when life first gave us lemons

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 09:33
From sweet oranges to bitter lemons, all citrus fruit came from the Himalayas millions of years ago, say scientists.

Plastic waste 'building up' in Arctic

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 05:52
Plastic waste is building up in the supposedly pristine wilderness of the Norwegian Arctic, scientists say.

Plastic pollution reaching record levels in once pristine Arctic

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 05:17
Here's why the Arctic is no longer what you see in the pictures.

Scotland's red squirrel numbers stabilise

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 01:19
Researchers find that the population has increased in the north east and stopped shrinking nationwide.

What's going on in a toddler's brain?

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 17:39
Scientists want to find out more about how very young children develop a sense of self.

Cheddar Man: DNA shows early Briton had dark skin

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 06:57
Scientists put a face to Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest complete skeleton from 10,000 years ago.

Plastic bottle scheme that could help clean the oceans

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 23:04
As the scale of plastic pollution in the world's oceans becomes ever more apparent, could bottle deposit schemes help turn the tide?

Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:01
The world's most powerful rocket successfully lifts clear of its pad on historic maiden flight.

Hedgehog numbers 'down by half', warn wildlife groups

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 17:44
Hedgehogs are continuing to decline in the UK, particularly in rural areas, according to a new report.

UK 'could adopt' Norway bottle recycling system

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 17:41
A Scandinavian deposit-based system for recycling bottles is thought likely to be adopted in the UK.

The story of Elon Musk rocket launch

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 16:47
The rocket's payload is Elon Musk's own Tesla, and two of the three rocket segments have landed.

Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket blasts off

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 14:15
Wild cheering greets the launch of the maiden flight of the new rocket.

Elon Musk's huge Falcon Heavy rocket set for launch

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 13:12
The entrepreneur will attempt to fly the world's most powerful rocket with his own Tesla as payload.

The oddities sent into space

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:22
A car, a golf ball, a pie... and other items items dispatched on cosmic journeys over the years.