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Agreement signed in Prestwick spaceport bid

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 09:29
Glasgow Prestwick Airport signs an agreement with Houston Spaceport as it continues its bid to become the UK's first launch site.

Seal studies reveal secret life

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 09:02
A project is underway to record the underwater behaviour of Britain's grey seals.

Scottish fossils tell story of first life on land

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 08:03
Fossils of possibly the earliest backboned four-legged animals to walk have been found in Scotland.

Robot aircraft take to British skies

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 07:02
Robot aircraft are to be tested in UK airspace to help refine systems that control autonomous planes.

Corporate growth still driving deforestation, CDP shows

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 05:59
Although progress is being made, up to US $906bn of company turnover is still tied to global deforestation, an assessment suggests.

Tim Peake spacecraft will arrive in UK in 2017

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 05:22
The UK has bought the capsule which sent Tim Peake into space and returned him to Earth.

Last winter's flooding 'most extreme on record' in UK

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 03:04
Flooding across parts of the UK last winter was the most extreme on record, experts say.

Alligator snapping turtle's great escape

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:42
A huge alligator snapping turtle got stuck in a blocked drain pipe in Houston, Texas.

Hunter Mitchell raised thousands of dollars to save Osita the rhino.

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 06:24
Hunter Mitchell raised thousands of dollars to save Osita the rhino.

Europe presses ahead with Mars rover

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 05:10
European research ministers meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, emphatically reaffirm their commitment to putting a robot rover on Mars in 2021.

Four major cities move to ban diesel vehicles by 2025

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 23:47
The leaders of four major global cities say they will stop the use of all diesel powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade.

Buzz Aldrin 'in good spirits' after South Pole evacuation

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 14:25
Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon, is evacuated from the South Pole after falling ill.

Europe ministers debate space future

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:26
Europe's research ministers negotiate over funding for the space station and a rover that would land on Mars to search for life.

Space station supply craft 'burned up'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:13
The Russian space agency confirms the loss of an unmanned cargo ship heading for the International Space Station.

'Diet is global food policy's elephant in the room'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 09:35
Global food policy needs to shift way from focusing on feeding people enough calories to nourishing people, say leading food experts.

Sutton Hoo bitumen links Syria with Anglo-Saxon England

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 09:18
Analysis of black organic fragments found in the Sutton Hoo boat burial reveals they are bitumen from Syria.

Trump's environment plans could spark opposition

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 05:59
Proposals by the Trump administration to roll back US environmental regulations are likely to foment opposition, say analysts.

Europe space ministers meet to decide Mars rover plan

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 17:44
Europe’s research ministers are meeting to decide whether to try to land a robot rover on Mars.

Private plan to send Moon rover to Apollo 17 site

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:27
A proposed private space mission is planning to visit Apollo 17's landing site on the Moon.

Curbing immigration spells 'disaster' for science

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:21
The President of the UK's Royal Society warns that onerous restrictions on immigration of scientists would spell "disaster" for the UK economy