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Giant croc had teeth like a T. rex

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 05:06
Researchers have described new fossils belonging to an extinct crocodile-like creature that had a set of serrated teeth like those of a T. rex.

UK research chief 'will not direct science'

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 22:07
The new head of UK research has said that he won't centrally direct scientific research.

Ribbiting stuff

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 13:48
The huge diversity of frogs we see today is mainly a consequence of the asteroid strike that killed off the dinosaurs, a study suggests.

The most detailed scan of the wiring of the human brain

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:04
The brain's wiring as never seen before.

Male river fish show feminised traits due to chemicals flushed away

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 23:28
About 20 per cent of male fish in UK rivers are now showing female characteristics.

Hawking: Climate change a 'great danger'

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 10:00
After President Trump withdrew from a climate agreement, Prof Hawking warns of the threat from global warming.

Hawking says Trump's climate stance could damage Earth

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 09:59
Stephen Hawking warns over Donald Trump's climate policy in a BBC interview marking his 75th birthday.

Chinese rocket launch fails one hour after lift-off

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 08:14
A powerful rocket, the Long March-5 Y2, failed an hour after lift-off from Hainan island.

UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 06:03
Ministers say ending the arrangement will help the UK take back control of access to its waters.

Photographer Ryo Minemizu finds the secret world of plankton

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 16:21
Japanese underwater photographer Ryo Minemizu has photographed the plentiful but often ignored residents of the ocean.

Vaquita porpoise: Dolphins deployed to save rare species

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 02:42
The Mexican government is to use US Navy-trained dolphins to locate and herd endangered vaquitas.

Wild ducks caught on camera snacking on small birds

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 17:23
Wild mallard ducks have been spotted hunting and eating migratory birds to the surprise of scientists.

'Very strong' climate change signal in record June heat

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 15:03
Searing weather across the UK and Europe was made more likely by human-induced climate warming say scientists.

How pesticides threaten bee populations

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:55
Bees are dying out in winter because of the pesticides used to protect crops.

Large-scale study 'shows neonic pesticides harm bees'

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:03
The largest study to-date on neonicotinoid pesticides concludes they harm honeybees and wild bees.

Inmarsat's European short-haul wi-fi spacecraft launches

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 17:34
The UK's biggest space company takes the next step in its project to boost wi-fi in planes over Europe.

How to eavesdrop on urban bats with smart sensors

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 17:03
For the first time, urban bats are being monitored in real time using smart sensors at a London park.

UK CO2 and energy costs 'set to rise'

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 17:00
Household energy bills and carbon emissions will rise unless ministers devise new policies to save power, a report says.

Unleashing the power of moss to clean cities

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 16:16
A team of German designers has reinvented the tree to clean up urban air pollution. Using the natural power of moss, they hope to make city air safer to breathe.

'Boaty McBoatface' submarine returns home

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:13
The UK's favourite yellow submarine completes its first major science expedition in the Antarctic.