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What happens when AI meets robotics?

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 18:39
Researchers in Texas aim to create robots that can cope with our messy world.

Week-old baby western lowland gorilla in Congo

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 04:54
Rare footage of a baby, critically endangered western lowland gorilla was taken in Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Congo.

Alien atmospheres recreated on Earth

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:53
Research shows that planets orbiting distant stars may be surprisingly colourful.

Sir John Sulston human genome pioneer dies

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:01
Sir John Sulston, a key figure in the race to decode the human genome, has died at the age of 75.

Ministers question 'latte levy' on cups

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 07:09
The government says it is better for coffee shops to offer discounts to those who bring their own cups.

X-ray probe to save Mary Rose cannonballs

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 19:54
Researchers are using powerful X-rays to look inside cannonballs found on the famous Tudor ship, the Mary Rose.

Five ways to break up with plastic

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 17:57
From boar hair toothbrushes to beeswax food wrap, here's how you can dump the disposable plastics.

Amelia Earhart: Island bones 'likely' belonged to famed pilot

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:11
A new study claims the remains discovered on a Pacific island are a 99% match with the explorer.

Penguins pose for selfie in Antarctica

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:18
Two Emperor penguins stumbled across a camera that was left by an Australian Antarctic explorer.

Planet Jupiter's winds run deep

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 05:44
Nasa's Juno mission begins to unravel the mysteries of the gas giant's interior structure.

Climate change 'impacts women more than men'

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 19:15
Women are disproportionately affected by the impacts of changing weather patterns, studies show.

Red squirrels boosted by pine martens

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 09:15
Red squirrel numbers in Scotland are being boosted by the activity of pine martens.

Ocean mappers line up for XPRIZE final

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 07:55
Nine teams, including one from the UK, will demonstrate new technology to map the sea floor.

Red squirrel numbers boosted by predator

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 22:08
Why red squirrel numbers are boosted by the activity of their natural predator, the pine marten.

Cars buck falling CO2 emissions trend

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 18:28
Britain's carbon emissions have sunk to the level last seen in 1890, helped by reduced coal use.

Satellite links to optimise European airspace

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 09:02
The next phase of the Iris project to streamline European air traffic management is initiated.

Alzheimer's researchers win brain prize

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 07:15
Four dementia scientists share this year's 1m euro prize for their pivotal work.

Last male northern white rhino Sudan's health improves slightly

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 04:48
Sudan, whose future was "not looking bright", rallies slightly as his carers treat his wounds.

Oldest message in a bottle found on Western Australia beach

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 04:01
A family found the message, dropped in 1886 by a German ship, on a remote beach in West Australia.

USS Lexington: Lost WW2 aircraft carrier found after 76 years

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 02:13
The aircraft carrier USS Lexington went down in the 1942 Battle of the Coral Sea, with 216 lives lost.