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Behold Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 03:18
A Nasa probe returns the most detailed pictures ever of one of the Solar System's biggest storms.

UK animal experiments fall by 5% - annual figures

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 02:14
Home Office annual figures show that animal experiments in the UK fell by 5% in 2016.

Timelapse of museum's new star attraction

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 22:33
Which creature is taking the place of Dippy the dinosaur?

Blue whale takes centre-stage at Natural History Museum

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 21:01
Move over Dippy - Earth's biggest animal is now the star attraction at the Natural History Museum.

Gif and image written into the DNA of bacteria

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 16:31
Images and a short film are inserted into bacteria DNA and recovered with 90% accuracy.

Swansea tidal lagoon review head Charles Hendry 'hopeful'

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 09:29
It is six months since an independent review backed a planned £1.3bn tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay.

Splitting the atom

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 05:07
The government is about to set out its position on membership of Europe's nuclear regulator after Brexit.

Do the oceans need new rules?

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 04:08
Why are scientists are worried about the open seas?

Giant iceberg splits from Antarctic

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 01:49
A block of ice a quarter the size of Wales calves from the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula.

'Make new rules' to save the oceans

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 17:15
New rules are urgently needed to protect the open seas, scientists warn.

Can a robot help solve the Atlantic's lionfish problem?

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 16:53
The invasive lionfish poses a number of threats in the Atlantic Ocean – can it be stopped by a robot?

Lark or night owl? Blame your ancestors

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 16:52
Our ancestors could be to blame for the wide variety of human sleeping habits, from larks to night owls.

Do you live in the world's laziest country?

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 16:50
Scientists use smartphones to track and rank activity levels around the world.

Big cash boost for UK satellite sector

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 14:08
The UK government formally announces a more-than-£100m investment in new satellite and rocket test facilities.

First teleportation to low-Earth orbit

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 07:28
China teleports first object from the ground to satellite

Fusion wait

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 02:50
We will have to wait until the second half of the century for fusion reactors to start generating electricity, experts have announced.

Mesmerising video of a whale playing with dolphins

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 22:14
A whale appears to play with a pod of dolphins off the coast of Western Australia.

First vaccine shows gonorrhoea protection

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 16:27
The World Health Organization sees developing a vaccine as vital in stopping "super-gonorrhoea".

Zoo keepers

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 16:07
Galaxy Zoo is one of the most successful citizen science projects ever conceived. We look back at what it's achieved over 10 years.

Fossil sheds light on bird evolution after asteroid strike

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:30
Newly-discovered fossil suggests birds evolved very rapidly after the dinosaurs went extinct.