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'Good vibration' hand pumps boost Africa's water security

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:52
The simple up-and-down motion of hand pumps could help scientists secure a key water source for 200 million people in Africa.

Minister to enshrine protection for research independence

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 05:28
The government is to enshrine into law the idea that there should be no political interference in research funding.

Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 02:47
A new report says that using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a highly flawed policy.

'Magical thinking' on Heathrow expansion

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 17:15
A third runway at Heathrow can only be justified if it does not breach climate change laws, MPs say.

Seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting single star

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:16
Seven planets orbiting a single star have been discovered in a solar system 40 light-years from Earth.

Star's seven Earth-sized worlds set record

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:00
Astronomers have discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star - a record number.

Most scientists 'can't replicate studies by their peers'

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 09:49
Science is facing a "reproducibility crisis" as scientists fail to reproduce others' work, it is claimed.

Plane flies along Antarctica's giant Larsen crack

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 09:46
New video is released of the Antarctic ice crack that promises to produce a giant berg.

US children's hospital helps save life of baby hippo

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 01:20
Doctors from a children's hospital have saved the life of a premature baby hippo.

Plastic from tyres 'major source' of ocean pollution

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 21:18
Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as "plastic soup", a conservationist group warns.

Meet the frog that can sit on a thumbnail

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:19
Seven new species of night frog have been discovered in India, including four miniature forms.

Hospital saves dehydrated baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 08:46
Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo Fiona needed urgent treatment for dehydration.

Thousands of spills at US oil and gas fracking sites

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 06:03
Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids each year, according to new data.

Lemur facial recognition tool developed

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 05:41
A method that can identify individual lemurs could improve the way the endangered species is tracked.

What future for E numbers after Brexit?

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:28
How Brexit might create complications for the way food in the UK is labelled.

Scientists 'solve' the ketchup problem

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:45
A super-slippery coating for bottles could make getting liquids out much easier, US scientists say.

Slippery bottle solves ketchup problem

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:29
Scientists in Boston have found a way to get every last drop of ketchup out of the bottle.

Sir David Attenborough to present Blue Planet sequel

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 03:55
The sequel to 2001's ocean series is due to be shown later this year on BBC One.

AAAS chief puts weight behind protest march

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 21:50
April's pro-science Washington rally has the full backing of the world's largest scientific membership organisation.

Ice-locked ship to drift over North Pole

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 18:33
German research vessel Polarstern is set for a remarkable year-long expedition in the Arctic.