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Evidence of ancient 'geological Brexit' revealed

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 09:23
Scientists have established how Britain physically split from the rest of Europe 450,000 years ago.

Piglets 'prefer blackcurrant to water', student says

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 07:44
Study found piglets have "innate preference" for sweet flavours.

Is consciousness just an illusion?

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 01:53
Cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett believes the human brain might not be that special.

'Surprise' discovery of Europe's first cave-dwelling fish

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 01:44
The pink, scaleless cave loach was found by divers in an underground cavern in southern Germany.

Dolphins 'shake and toss' octopus prey, research finds

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 00:41
The predators use elaborate techniques to prepare octopuses for consumption, researchers say.

Diesel cars: 'It turns out we were wrong'

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 00:24
A new plan to tackle pollution in London

Ceredigion TB fears over 'thriving' wild red deer

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 14:55
Fears are raised TB could be linked to growing numbers of red deer running wild in parts of rural Wales.

Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 10:05
The development could help provide clean drinking water for millions of people who lack access to safe sources.

Scientists in Staffordshire switch on futuristic-looking forest to measure carbon impact

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 09:06
The launch of the giant outdoor experiment will see trees engulfed by high levels of carbon dioxide.

Aquariums flout Japan's ban on dolphin catching method

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 03:53
Aquariums are quitting a Japanese zoo body to avoid a ban on a controversial method of catching dolphins.

Sci-fi forest tracks carbon impact

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 18:07
Scientists dose trees with atmosphere of the future to see how much they can swallow.

Scientists mobilise against 'fear of facts' in age of Trump

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 17:46
Scientists are learning even if you ignore politics, politics won't ignore you.

Most of Mars' air was 'lost to space'

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 08:25
The gas argon tells scientists that the atmosphere at Mars was once as thick as it is on Earth today.

Meet the fish with the heroin-like bite

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 05:27
Research reveals the toxic secret behind the fang blenny's pain-free bite.

'Footballing' tortoise Bubba is online hit

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 04:49
A film of Bubba the "football playing" tortoise has clocked up millions of views after it was posted online.

Hedgehog-like critters arrive at Chester Zoo

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 22:25
Its stripes are more like a bumblebee's.

Why a tiny, fanged fish produces a pain-free bite

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 17:44
Scientists say their discovery shows there are medical secrets still hidden in our oceans.

Shutting up shop

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 16:27
China begins closing down its legal ivory trade, but will consumer attitudes to prized artwork change?

Success for SpaceX 're-usable rocket'

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 16:01
SpaceX flies and lands a Falcon 9 rocket that had already been used on a previous mission.

Lost in space: 'Peggy, I don't have a shield'

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 14:06
Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Shane Kimbrough were meant to be installing debris shields on the ISS.