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'No fire risk' with new lithium batteries

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 05:18
Lithium-ion batteries that are resistant to exploding or catching fire have been developed by scientists.

Down on the body farm

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 17:51
Would British forensic science benefit from having its own outdoor laboratory to study human decomposition?

Research grants 'boost jobs and growth'

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 17:15
A national study shows that R&D grants to firms significantly boosts growth and creates jobs.

Chablis wine crop hit by changes to French climate

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 16:59
A wine producer in the Burgundy region of France blames climate change for this year's low yield.

Two-pilot glider team sets altitude record

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 06:37
The unique Perlan 2 glider reaches over 54,000ft in the skies above Argentina.

Ministers want 'ambitious' post-Brexit research deal

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 05:52
Options for collaboration between research communities post-Brexit will be set out in a government paper.

Households 'need help to get warmer home'

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 23:36
England’s householders get a raw deal over insulating their homes to save on energy bills, researchers say.

Meteor bursting into flames caught on camera.

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 22:51
A home security camera caught the moment a meteor over Canada burst into flames.

Bid to rescue Ben Nevis weather data

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 20:33
Help is sought to digitise a unique set of records gathered on top of the UK's highest mountain.

Swansea Uni study: African wild dogs 'sneeze to vote'

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 17:15
The animals hold "social rallies" and choose when to hunt via a sneezing ballot, a study finds.

Life after Earth

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 16:44
In September 1991, eight scientists sealed themselves inside a giant greenhouse for two years. Linda Leigh was one of them.

Close research links with EU 'negotiable' post-Brexit

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 14:30
Options for collaboration between research communities post-Brexit will be set out in a government paper.

Nasa shares video of Hurricane Irma viewed from space

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:59
The Category 5 storm is making landfall over the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.

Lentils: 'First UK commercial crop' harvested

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 03:43
A supplier is working with farms in Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Suffolk, Sussex and Wiltshire.

Scientists and astronauts join forces to create world's deepest coral farm

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 23:42
Scientists from Florida International University have teamed up with Nasa to create the world's deepest coral farm in an effort to tackle the decline of coral reefs.

Northern lights linked to North Sea whale strandings

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 16:27
Scientists connect the solar storms behind the Aurora Borealis to the deaths of 29 whales in the North Sea.

How to create a digital copy of dinosaur fossils

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 16:19
Palaeontologists are turning to technology to preserve dinosaur fossils.

Voyager 1 at 40: Scientists 'amazed' 1970s space probe still works

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 16:15
The Voyager 1 space probe was launched 40 years ago and continues to send back data from interstellar space.

Memorial held for green campaigner

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 07:23
Around 200 members of family and colleagues attended a memorial for Stephen Tindale.

ISS crew return to Earth

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 01:38
The three-person crew of Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer and Fyodor Yurchikhin have landed safely in Kazakhstan.